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jul182011

Easy Breezy Summer-Top

Knit from the bottom front to the bottom back in one piece. Cast off and cast on stitches for the head in the middle. A super easy and airy top, perfect for chilly Summer days.

Sizes
XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)
XXL for free below. The rest can be bought here.

Yarn
Pickles Baby Organic Cotton
100 (150) 150 (200) 200 (250) g
Abuelita 3-ply Merino
100 g

Needles
Long circular needles US 10

Gauge per 4 "
14 s

Width
20.9 (22.8) 24.8 (26.7) 28.7 (30.7)”

Cast on 108 s using Pickles Baby Organic Cotton.

Knit for about 2.4”. 
Change to the 3-ply yarn on a row from the right side.

Knit 2 rows in stockinette.


Knit these two rows (later refered to as the PATTERN-paragraph):
Slip 1, * YO, K1*

Repeat from * to*.

On the next row release all the YO (slip them off the needle and loose them), knit all the knit-stitches from the previous round.


Knit 4 rows using Pickles Baby Organic Cotton
Change to the 3-ply yarn and knit 2 rows in stockinette. 
Knit the PATTERN-paragraph 2 times in total.


Knit 4 rows using Pickles Baby Organic Cotton
Change to the 3-ply yarn and knit 2 rows in stockinette. 
Knit the PATTERN-paragraph 3 times in total.

Knit 4 rows using Pickles Baby Organic Cotton
Change to the 3-ply yarn and knit 2 rows in stockinette. 
Knit the PATTERN-paragraph 4 times in total.

Continue to knit in Pickles Baby Organic Cotton.
Cast on 23 stitches in each end of the needles for sleeves  = 154 s.
Knit for about 5.1” (It might not look like a lot, but the fabric will stretch a lot. The sleeves should be a close fit, so feel free to adjust them to your arms by knitting a bit more or less depending on what you think suits you). 

Cast off for the head like this:
K 62, cast off 30 stitches loosely, K 62.
On the next row, cast on 30 stitches where you casted off on the previous row.

Knit for about 5.1”, and cast off the 23 stitches you casted on for sleeves in each end.

Change to the 3-ply yarn and knit 2 rows in stockinette. 
Knit the PATTERN-paragraph 4 times in total.

Knit 4 rows using Pickles Baby Organic Cotton
Change to the 3-ply yarn and knit 2 rows in stockinette. 
Knit the PATTERN-paragraph 3 times in total.

Knit 4 rows using Pickles Baby Organic Cotton
Change to the 3-ply yarn and knit 2 rows in stockinette. 
Knit the PATTERN-paragraph 2 times in total.

Knit 4 rows using Pickles Baby Organic Cotton
Change to the 3-ply yarn and knit 2 rows in stockinette. 
Knit the PATTERN-paragraph 1 time in total.

Knit using Pickles Baby Organic Cotton for about 2.4”.
Cast off loosely.

Assemble the sides. Fold the sleeves up a bit.