Published in Interweave Knits Summer 2020, the Terrestrial Top has wide lace panels on the upper bodice and a saucy box pleat worked over a narrow lace panel on the back. Enjoy the coolness of cotton this summer in this perfect cotton shell. The top is worked from the bottom up, back & forth in pieces before seaming. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. When working the neck shaping, if there are not enough stitches for half of a lace repeat, work those stitches in stockinette instead.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Cotton Fine by Brown Sheep Co.
(80% USA Pima Cotton / 20% USA Wool; 50g/215 yds): 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) Skeins. Shown in Jubilant Jade. Enjoy the coolness of cotton with the bounce of wool. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please allow at least 7 business days for your pre-order to arrive at your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Serena by Manos del Uruguay (60% Baby Alpaca / 40% Pima Cotton; 50g/170yds): 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) Skeins. Serena has a wonderfully soft hand while the plied yarn is strong and beautiful. This is a yarn to fall in love with due to its excellent construction and gorgeous colorways. Now available in all colors. Please allow at least 10 business days for Pre-Orders to arrive at your location.
Needles: Size US 3 / 3.25 mm 32" circular needle & 2 Double Pointed Needles & Size US 2 / 2.75mm 16" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch holders, Tapestry Needle
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
GAUGE: 27 sts x 36 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch on larger needle.
SIZE: XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) Modeled with 2.5” of positive ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 30.5 (34, 37.5, 41, 44.5, 48.5, 52, 55.5)“ circumference at underarm.
YARDAGE: 860-1,900 yds
Top images courtesy of Caleb Young & yarn images courtesy of Fairmount Fibers Ltd, Manos del Uruguay & Yarn Loop