Marilyn Accents Top

This simple top contains classic seaside colors and a flattering stripe pattern. Finished off with contrasting button details, this is a new favorite silhouette for the season.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 34”

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine (100% Cotton; 136 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): 3736 (MC, 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins), 3728 (CC1, 1 skein for all sizes), 3810 (CC2, 1 skein for all sizes).

Needles: US size 3 (3.75 mm) 16” circular, US size 3 (3.75 mm) 32” circular

Notions Markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, six or seven 5/8” buttons

Special Stitches

TLLI (Left lifted increase)

Insert your right needle from back to front underneath stitch two stitches below the next stitch on the right needle, then place this stitch on the left needle. Knit this stitch tbl, and slip it off the needle.

TRLI (Right lifted increase)

Use your right needle to pull the stitch one row below the first stitch on your right needle, then place the stitch on the left needle, taking care to ensure it doesn’t slip over the stitch next to it. Then knit the stitch tbl and slip it off the needle.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the rnd from the bottom up.

Pattern

Body

With CC1, CO 126 (140, 154, 168, 190, 196), pm, CO 126 (140, 154, 168, 190, 196), pm. Join in the rnd, being careful not to twist work. (252 (280, 308, 336, 380, 392) sts)

Rnd 1: Knit.

Knit 7 rnds even.

Purl 1 Rnd.

Knit 8 rnds.

Switch to MC.
Knit 3 (3, 3, 3, 2, 3) rnds even.

Dec Rnd: [K2tog, knit to 2 sts before next marker, ssk] twice. (4 sts dec’d)

Cont in St st while working Dec Rnd every 4 (4, 4, 4, 3, 4) rows 8 (3, 4, 5, 23, 7) times, then every 3 (3, 3, 3, 2, 3) rows 10 (18, 18, 18, 5, 18) times. (176 (192, 216, 240, 264, 288) sts)

Switch to CC2.

Next Rnd: [Knit to next m while increasing 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sts evenly] twice. (204 (224, 252, 280, 308, 336) sts)

Next Rnd: [K1, p2, k1] around.

Work last rnd even until rib meas 2”.

Switch to MC.

Next Rnd: [Knit to next marker while decreasing 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sts evenly] twice. (176 (192, 216, 240, 264, 288) sts)

Work in St st for 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) rnds.

Inc Rnd: [TRLI, knit to marker, TLLI] twice. (4 sts inc’d)

Cont in St st for 3.75 (4.25, 4.75, 5.25, 5.75, 6.25)”, while working Inc Rnd every 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) rows 1 (5, 1, 7, 3, 8) times, then every 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 0) rows 5 (3, 7, 1, 5, 0) more times. (204 (228, 252, 276, 300, 324) sts)

Next Rnd: [Knit to 4 (7, 10, 14, 19, 25) sts before marker, BO 8 (10, 10, 10, 10, 10)] twice. (94 (104, 116, 128, 140, 152) sts for Front and Back)

Place Front sts on holder.

Back

Change Section

This section is 28 (28, 28, 30, 34, 42) rows.

Place markers after first and last 2 sts.

Row 1 (RS): P1, knit to last st, p1.

Row 2 and all WS rows: K1, purl to last st, k1.

Row 3 (Change Row): P1, TRLI, knit to marker, sm, k2tog, knit to 2 sts before next marker, ssk, sm, knit to last 2 sts, TLLI, p1.

Cont in St st while working Change Row every 2 rows 10 (12, 12, 13, 13, 9) times, then every 4 rows 1 (0, 0, 0, 1, 5) times. (94 (104, 116, 128, 140, 152) sts)

Work 2 rows even in St st.

End of Change Section. Place sts on holder.

Front

Place sts on needles with RS facing. Attach yarn.

Place markers after first and last 2 sts. Place additional marker 62 (65, 69, 71, 73, 73) sts from left side.

Work as for Back for 0 (2, 2, 4, 4, 8) rows.

Left Front

Cont Change Section shaping throughout section

Row 1 (WS): Work to second marker, turn. Place 32 (39, 47, 57, 67, 79) sts Right Front sts on holder. (62 (65, 69, 71, 73, 73) sts for Left Front)

Row 2: K2tog, work in patt to end of row. (1 st dec’d).

Rep Rows 1-2 to end of Change Section (28 (26, 26, 26, 30, 34) rows total). Place sts on holder. (48 (52, 56, 58, 58, 56) sts

Left Front

Cont Change Section shaping throughout section. (62 (65, 69, 71, 73, 73) sts)

Place Left Front sts on needles with WS facing. Attach yarn.

Row 1 (WS): Work in patt.

Row 2: Work to last st, kf&b.

Repeat Rows 1-2 to end of Change Section (28 (26, 26, 26, 30, 34) rows total). (46 (52, 60, 70, 82, 96) sts)

Join for Yoke

Row 1 (WS): Purl across Left Front sts, CO 20 (24, 28, 28, 28, 28) sts, purl across Back sts, CO 20 (24, 28, 28, 28, 28) sts, purl across Right Front sts. (232 (256, 288, 312, 336, 360) sts)

Row 2 (Dec): Ssk, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssk for Neck, sm, k2tog for Sleeve, knit to 2 sts before next marker, ssk for Sleeve, sm, k2tog for Neck, knit to 2 sts before next marker, ssk for Neck, sm, k2tog for Sleeve, knit to 2 sts before next marker, ssk for Sleeve, sm, k2tog for Neck, knit to last 2 sts, kf&b. (8 sts dec’d)

Cont in patt while working Dec Row at Neck every 4 rows 0 (6, 6, 0, 2) times, then every 2 rows 10 (12, 13, 11, 21)x, Sleeve decrease rows every 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) rows 4 (5, 5, 6, 10) times, then every 4 rows 0 (1, 1, 0, 0) times, then every 2 rows 3 (4, 4, 6, 10) times. (96 (96, 100, 100, 104, 104) sts)

Neck Hem

Work even for 1.5”, ending with a WS row.

Next Row (RS): Purl.

Next Row: P1, knit to last st, p1.

Next Row: K1, purl to last st, k1.

Work in patt until piece meas 1.5” past purl ridge.

BO all sts.

Neck Edging

Fold Neck Hem at purl ridge and whip stitch in place.

Rnd 1: With CC1, CO 9, pm, CO 69 (69, 73, 73, 77, 77), then with RS facing and CC1, PU 69 (69, 73, 73, 77, 77) sts along diagonal of Right Front neck opening, pm, PU 9 through both layers of Neck Hem, place special marker for beg of rnd. Join in the rnd, being careful not to twist work. (156 (156, 164, 164, 172, 172) sts)

Rnds 1 and 3: Knit.

Rnd 2: Knit to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, k2tog, knit to 2 sts before next marker, ssk, k2tog, knit to end of rnd. (152 (152, 160, 160, 168, 168) sts)

Rnd 4: K3, BO 2, k1, ssk, sm, k1, k2tog, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, k2tog, k1, BO 2, k3. (144 (144, 152, 152, 160, 160) sts)

Rnd 5: K3, CO 2, knit to 2nd marker, sm, k2, CO 2, k3. (148 (148, 156, 156, 164, 164) sts)

Rnd 6: Knit 5, k2tog, sm, k2tog, knit 2 sts before next marker, ssk, sm, k4, k2tog, knit to end of rnd. (144 (144, 152, 152, 160, 160) sts)

Rnd 7: Knit.

Row 8: Knit to marker, sm, k2tog, knit to 2 sts before next marker, ssk, knit to end of rnd. Remove all markers. (142 (142, 150, 150, 158, 158) sts)

Next Rnd: Fold sts in half and with second needle, (p2tog with 1 st from each needle) twice, pass first st over second, p2tog with 1 st from each needle, pass first st over second to last st, pull yarn through last loop.

Sleeve Edging

With CC1, PU 8 (14, 20, 28, 38, 50) sts along bottom of Armhole, PU 21 (33, 35, 37, 38, 38) sts along side Sleeve Edge, PU 22 (24, 28, 28, 28, 28) sts along Sleeve top, PU 21 (33, 35, 37, 38, 38) sts along side of Sleeve Edge. Join in the rnd. (72 (104, 118, 130, 142, 154) sts)

Rnd 1: Knit around.

Rep Rnd 1 for 1”.

Next Rnd: Purl around.

Next Rnd: Knit around.

Rep last rnd until 1” from purl ridge.

BO all sts loosely.

Finishing

Turn and whip stitch down bottom, neck and sleeve edging.

Weave in ends. Block to schematic measurements.

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