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Boxy Superlite Top

Job type Test knit
Description

This is the boxy version of the Superlite top released as part of the book Handmade: Slow Fashion Inspired by Arizona’s 5 Cs:

https://travelingyarn.com/collections/kits-sets/products/superlite-top

The Boxy Superlite top has similar cap sleeve shaping but is written with straight sides and approximately 3" built in ease for a more relaxed, contemporary silhouette. Worked flat from the bottom up and seamed, with vintage inspired mosaic colorwork details. Graded to 9 sizes.

This pattern is designed in Paloma, a custom milled sock weight yarn in 80% superfine Merino and 20% silk. Traveling Yarn is generously offering a 25% discount on 757 or Paloma purchased for the top [discount code forthcoming!] Paloma can be purchased here: 

https://travelingyarn.com/collections/shop-all-in-stock-yarn?uff_wb23bu_option%3ABase=Paloma%20-%20Fingering%20-%2090%25%20Superfine%20SW%20Merino%2C%2010%25%20Silk%20-%20463%20yards&usf_take=80

I encourage knitters to substitute other yarns and recommend another round sock weight yarn that is comfortable for next-to-the-skin wear. 

Regardless of the yarn chosen, use two high-contrast colors for the mosaic colorwork. If you are unsure of whether your chosen colors have enough contrast, a quick check is to take a photo of them side by side and change it to grayscale. If the two colors still appear dramatically different, you are ready to knit!

Tech edited This pattern has been tech edited.
Difficulty Moderate
Start date 2021-07-25
Due date 2022-05-31
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Teasable
Advertiser Antiquotidian
Spots available 10
Sizes required 30” fitted : Filled!
34” fitted : Filled!
38” fitted : Filled!
42” fitted : Filled!
46” fitted : Filled!
50” fitted : Filled!
54” fitted : Filled!
30" Boxy : 3 testers needed
34" Boxy : 1 testers needed
38" boxy : 1 testers needed
42" boxy : 2 testers needed
46" boxy : 2 testers needed
50" boxy : 1 testers needed
54" boxy : 2 testers needed
58" boxy : 3 testers needed
62" boxy : 3 testers needed
Finished measurements

Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

To fit full chest circumference 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)" / 75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155) cm

Garment Measurements

Full Bust Circumference 33.23 (37.5, 41.23, 45.5, 49.23) (53.53, 57.23, 61.5, 65.23)”, 83 (93.84,  103, 113.84, 123) (133.84, 143, 153.84, 163) cm

Neck width: 4.5 (5, 5.25, 5.5, 5.75) (6.25, 6.5, 6.75, 7.25)"/ 11.25 (12.5, 13.125, 13.75, 14.375) (15.625, 16.25, 16.875, 18.125) cm

Distance cast on to bottom of underarm 10 (10, 9.65, 9.5, 9.25) (9, 8.5, 8.5, 8)”, 25 (25, 24.125, 23.75, 23.125) (22.5, 21.25, 21.25, 20) cm

Gauge 26 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, 32 sts and 67 rows = 4 inches / 10cm in mosaic stitch
Charted or written pattern Charted
Skills required
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • 3 needle BO
  • Mattress stitch
  • Read a mosaic colorwork chart
Construction type Bottom up, seamed
Yarn support There is a discount available for the recommended yarn!
Required or recommended yarn Less Traveled Yarn Paloma/Fingering weight Yarn to get gauge
Yardage Yarn A: approx 465 (547, 611, 693, 765) (848, 910, 1009, 1073) yds / 423 (498, 556, 631, 696) (771, 828, 918, 976) m of fingering weight yarn Yarn B: approx 72 (85, 95, 107, 118) (131, 141, 156, 166) yds / 66 (77, 86, 98, 108) (120, 128, 142, 151) m of fingering weight yarn
Tools required

US 3 / 3.5 mm circular needle or size to get gauge

US 5 / 4 mm circular needle or size to get gauge

Stitch markers

Removeable stitch markers

Scrap yarn/stitch holders

Darning needle

 

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

By the end of the testing period the knitter will have

--Completed the entire project, including seaming and blocking

--Provided at least one modeled photo of the finished project in good light (posted to a public Instagram account or emailed to antiquotidianblog@gmail.com)

--Completed the Yarnpond exit survey

Rewards from the designer
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.

2021-08-24: Midway Point 1-5
2021-08-31: Midway Point 6-9
2021-09-14: Due Date 1-5
2021-09-28: Due Date 6-9
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