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Strawberry Blossoms

Description

Strawberry Blossoms is a top-down strapless top with cabled straps.  The remainder of the garment is in stockinette.  Inspired by the little yellow flowers of the wild strawberry plants that grow in my backyard.  These delicate little flowers don’t bear fruit, but they thrive even in horrible conditions, like the shady, acidic clay soil in my backyard.  As someone who uses knitting to de-stress, this small plant’s ability to thrive in harsh conditions is inspiring.  Soft and fluttering in the breeze the little yellow flowers remind me of warm, sunny days.

Difficulty Moderate
Start date 2019-03-22
Due date 2019-04-05
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
Pattern source (brand and/or designer) Windswept Designs
Spots available 9
Gauge 6.5 sts and 10 rows per inch
Charted or written pattern Both
Sizes required All
Skills required

Simple cables, increases and decreases.  Knitting flat for the top, then joining in the round.

Finished measurements

Bust sizes 32 (35, 38, 41, 44) inches [82 (89, 97, 104, 112) cm] finished size.

Construction type Top down
Required or recommended yarn Fingering weight
Tools required

680 (745, 810, 875, 940) yards [621 (681,     740, 800, 859) meters] of fingering weight yarn.  Pattern is written for CoBaSi yarn from Hikoo by Skacel, (55% Cotton, 21% Nylon, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk) but you are welcome to use ANY fingering weight yarn.
5 stitch markers
US 3 [3.25mm] circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge, 24 inch [60cm] length
US 1 [2.25mm] circular needle, same length as larger needle
Tapestry needle 
Cable Needle
Scrap Yarn
Thread

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the tester

1 high quality modelled image

Completed project in Ravelry, linked to pattern

Rewards from the designer

A free copy of the finished pattern via Ravelry

A Ravelry code for any 1 free pattern from my self-published designs

Thanks and credit on the Ravelry pattern page

Milestones

The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

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