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Top with Dolman Sleeves

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Spinrite
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Description
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • 7(8,9,10,11,11) skeins Patons® Silk Bamboo Yarn, Sapphire
  • Knitting needles: size 4, or size to obtain gauge
  • Knitting needles: sizes 5, or size to obtain gauge
    GAUGE: 21 sts + 28 rows = 4" with larger needles in pattern

DIRECTIONS: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. Finished bust XS/S 38"(M 42", L 46", XL 50", 2XL/3X-L 55", 4XL/5XL 62".) Circle numbers pertaining to size before beginning. Top is worked in one piece sideways.

BODY:**Beg with right sleeve, with larger needles, cast on 95 (101, 105, 105, 111, 125) sts.
Row 1: (RS). K1. *P1. K1tbl. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P1. K1.
Row 2: P1. *K1. P1tbl. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K1. P1. Rep last 2 rows once more, inc 1 (0, 1, 1, 0, 1) st
at center of last row. 96 (101, 106, 106, 111, 126) sts.
Proceed in pat as follows: 1st row: (RS). *K1. yo. K2tog. ssk. yo. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Row 2: Purl.
Last 2 rows form pat. Cont in pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following Row 6 (6, 6, 4, 4, 4)
until there are 106 (111, 116, 122, 127, 142) sts, taking inc sts into pat.
Work Row(s)5 (5, 5, 1, 1, 1) even.

SHAPE SIDES: Keeping cont of pat, cast on 45 (45, 45, 47, 47, 47) sts beg next 2 rows.
196 (201, 206, 216, 221, 236) sts. Cont in pat for 2 1/2" (3", 3 1/2", 4", 5 1/2", 7") ending with a WS row.

DIVIDING FOR FRONT & BACK: Next row: (RS). Pat across next 95 (97, 100, 105, 107, 115) sts.
K2tog. K1. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: K1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. Rep last 2 rows once more. 93 (95, 98, 103, 105, 113) sts rem. Cont even
in pat until work from dividing row measures 13 1/4" (14 1/4", 15 1/4", 16 1/4", 16 1/4",16 1/4"), ending with a WS row.
Proceed as follows:
Row 1 (RS). Pat to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
Row 2: Inc 1 st in first st. Pat to end of row. Rep last 2 rows once more, then Row 1 once.
98 (100, 103, 108, 110, 118) sts. Break yarn. Leave all sts on a spare needle. With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem 98 (101, 103, 108, 111, 118) sts for Back.
Row 1: K1. ssk. Pat to end of row.
Row 2: K1. P2tog. Pat to end of row. Rep last 2 rows once more, then 1st row once.
93 (96, 98, 103, 106, 113) sts rem. Continue even in pat until work from dividing row
measures 13 1/4" (14 1/4", 15 1/4", 16 1/4", 16 1/4", 16 1/4") ending with WS row.
Proceed as follows: Row 1: (RS). Inc 1 st in first st. Pat to end of row.
Row 2: Pat to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. Rep last 2 rows once more, then Row 1 once.
98 (101, 103, 108, 111, 118) sts. Do not break yarn.

JOINING BACK & FRONT: Next row: (WS). Pat across 98 (101, 103, 108, 111, 118) sts of Back.
Pat across 98 (100, 103, 108, 110, 118) sts of Front. 196 (201, 206, 216, 221, 236) sts.
Cont in pat until work from joining row measures 2 1/2" (3", 3 1/2", 4", 5 1/2", 7"), ending with a WS row.

SHAPE SIDES: Cast off 45 (45, 45, 47, 47, 47) sts beg next 2 rows. 106 (111, 116, 122, 127, 142) sts.
Work 6 (6-6-2-2-2) rows even in pat. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next & every following
Row 6 (6, 6, 4, 4, 4) row until there are 96 (101, 106, 106, 111,126) sts.
Work 3 rows even in pat, dec 1 (0, 1, 1, 0, 1) st at center of last row. 95 (101, 105, 105, 111, 125) sts rem.
Row 1: (RS). K1. *P1. K1tbl. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P1. K1.
Row 2: P1. *K1. P1tbl. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K1. P1. Rep last 2 rows once more. Cast off in ribbing.

BOTTOM RIBBING: With RS facing, and smaller needles, pick up and knit 91 (97, 111, 121, 137, 161) sts evenly across bottom edge of Front. Work in (K1tbl. P1) ribbing as given for Sleeve for 4", ending with WS row. Cast off in ribbing. Rep for Back. Sew side and sleeve seams.

ABBREVIATIONS & STITCHES: K = Knit, K1tbl = Knit next stitch through back loop, P = Purl, WS = Wrong side(s),
Yo = Yarn over, P1tbl = Purl next stitch through back loop, St(s) = Stitch(es), Rep= Repeat,
Pat = Pattern, RS = Right side(s), tog = together,
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise, 1 at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then k through back loops tog.

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