Summerdown Top Kit (Pattern included!) - Merino DK
Summerdown is the most amazing new pattern by up and coming knitwear designer (and all-round lovely human being!) Jacki, aka The Woolly Badger. Knit from the top down, with large needles to create a loose-weave fabric, it is perfect for cool summer evenings. Two lacework panels run along the top shoulders which are knit first, then stitches are picked up along them to knit the sleeves before finally joining in the round to knit the body. This kit will include all the yarn you need to knit the jumper, the pattern as both as a pdf and printed. (please note this is not a professional print run but it will be tied up with pretty Adventures in Yarncraft scrap yarn!) As well as some cheeky extras! This listing is for knitting with our Merino DK yarn, as I have done in my Lipstick version. This listing begins with three skeins of the yarn, which is enough to make sizes 1-4 of the pattern, for larger sizes, please select extra skeins from the drop down. Please note that this is a dyed to order listing and can therefore take up to six weeks to dye up for you. Anything else ordered at the same time will be held back so your parcel can be shipped together.
The Summerdown top is designed to fit with generous positive ease at the bust and a deep armhole, for a comfy, oversized look. If you want a more fitted jumper, size down.
The information below shows the finished bust measurements of the garment itself. To get a fit like those shown in the samples, pick a size with a finished chest circumference 8- 10in (20-25cm) larger than your actual measurement.
1 95cm (38in)
2 105cm (42in)
3 115cm (46in)
4 125cm (50in)
5 135cm (54in)
6 145cm (58in)
7 155cm (62in)
8 165cm (66in)
9 175cm (70in)
Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9}:
480 (550, 590, 630, 700) [740, 800, 840, 900] m / 525 (602, 645, 689, 766) [810, 875, 919, 985] yds.
The figures given here are for the total amount of yarn required for each weight. So, for example, a size 5 top knitted in DK weight yarn would need 700m / 766yds, while the same top knitted in fingering and laceweight held double would need the same amount of each for both the fingering and lace weight.