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Free Spirit Topper 2

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description

SIZE: About 30 x 27 in. (76 x 69 cm), after folding and seaming

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® SCARFIE:  #201 Cream/Black 4 balls or color of choice
  • Lion Brand® knitting needles size 9 (5.5 mm)
  • Lion Brand® split ring stitch markers
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle 
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors

GAUGE

16 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

NOTES

  1. Topper is worked in 2 halves, seamed together at back and sides.
  2. Each half is worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with Seed st borders.
  3. Each half begins at lower front edge and is worked up to shoulders. At shoulder, an extra st is cast on at center back. This st will be used in seaming the back.

RIGHT HALF

Front

Cast on 59 sts.

Seed st lower border

Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: P the knit sts and k the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for Seed st until piece measures about 4 in. (10 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Body

Row 1 (RS): Work in Seed st as established over first 8 sts for side border, place marker (pm), k to last 8 sts, pm, work in Seed st as established (for side border) to end of row.

Row 2: Work in Seed st as established to marker, slip marker (sm), p to next marker, sm, work in Seed st as established to end of row.

Keeping first and last 8 sts in Seed st as established and sts between markers in St st (k on RS, p on WS), and slipping markers as you come to them, work until piece measures about 31 in. (78.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Back

Note: On Row 1 of the back, you’ll cast on one new st – this st will be used to seam the center back.

Row 1 (RS): Cast on 1 st, work in Seed st as established to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, work in Seed st as established to end of row – you will have 60 sts at the end of this row. Place a marker in the cast on st.

Continue as established, working sts outside of markers in Seed st, remaining sts in St st until piece measures about 50 in. (127 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Seed st lower border

Next Row (RS): Work in Seed st as established to marker, remove marker, continue in Seed st across to next marker, remove marker, work in Seed st to end of row.

Next Row: Work in Seed st across.

Rep last row until piece measures about 54 in. (137 cm) from beg.

Bind off.

LEFT HALF

Front

Work as for Right Half until piece measures about 31 in. (78.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Back

Row 1 (RS): Work in Seed st as established to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, work in Seed st as established to end of row, cast on 1 st – you will have 60 sts at the end of this row. Place a marker in the cast on st.

Continue as for Right Half to lower border, then work lower border as for Right Half.

FINISHING

With RS facing, lay Halves side by side on a flat surface matching the markers that were placed on the cast on sts.

Sew Halves together from markers to bound off edges, then remove markers.

Fold piece in half at shoulder line. Place markers on both side edges about 9 in. (23 cm) below fold for armholes and about 8 in. (20.5 cm) above lower edge for side slits. Sew side seams between markers and remove markers.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS

beg = beginning

k = knit

p = purl

rem = remaining

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

St st = Stockinette stitch

WS = wrong side

 

Every effort has been made to produce accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters or crocheters, human error, or typographical mistakes.

 

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