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.
|Pattern source (brand and/or designer)||Windswept Designs|
|Gauge||6.5 sts and 10 rows per inch|
|Charted or written pattern||Both|
Simple cables, increases and decreases. Knitting flat for the top, then joining in the round.
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|
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.
|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
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