Ariella Sky Top

Ariella is a cute sleeveless summer top with fun ruffles and an interesting textured pattern. Reminiscent of light chambray clothing you might see in the stores, Ariella is right on trend and ready to be your go-to top this summer.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished bust: 34.5 (38, 41.25, 44.75, 48, 51.25, 54.75)” / [87.5 (96.5, 105, 113.5, 122, 130, 139) cm]

3” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 38”

Gauge: 19 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern after blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Scheepjes Softfun Denim (60% Cotton 40% Acrylic; 153 yards [140 meters]/50 grams): 509 (5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) balls)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) straight and circular.

Notions: Tapestry needle, waste yarn, removable stitch marker (1), spare US size 5 (3.75 mm) needle for BO.

Abbreviations

S2KP: Slip 2 sts, k1, pass the 2 sts over. (2 sts dec’d)

Special Stitches

3-needle BO

Place the sts from each side on separate needles. With RS facing inwards hold them together. Using the spare needle, k the first st of both sides together, *k the next st of each side together, lift the first st on the spare needle over the 2nd; rep from * until all sts have been worked.

Box Pattern

Row 1 (RS): K2, *p3, k5; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2 (WS): P1, *p5, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 3: K2, *p1, yo, p2tog, k5; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Rep Row 1.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K2, *k4, p3, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 8: P1, *p1, k3, p4; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 9: K2, *k4, p1, yo, p2tog, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 10: Rep Row 8.

Row 11: Rep Row 7.

Row 12: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-12 for patt.

Pattern Notes

The tee is worked flat. Stitches are then picked up for the ruffles and neckline.

Pattern

Back

CO 83 (91, 99, 107, 115, 123, 131) sts.

Knit 7 rows.

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Work Rows 1-12 of Box Pattern until piece meas 13 (13, 13.5, 14, 14, 15, 15.5)” from CO edge, ending on a WS row.

Next 2 Rows: BO 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) sts, work in established patt to end. (73 (81, 87, 93, 101, 107, 113) sts)

Next Row (RS): Ssk, work in established patt to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Next Row (WS): Work in established patt to end.

Rep last 2 rows twice more. (67 (75, 81, 87, 95, 101, 107) sts)

Work in established patt until piece meas 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 7.75, 8.25, 8.75)” from armhole BO, ending on a WS row.

Next Row (RS): Work in established patt across 17 (19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 33) sts and place sts on waste yarn for Right Back, work across next 33 (37, 37, 37, 39, 39, 41) sts and place sts on separate waste yarn for Neck, work in established patt to end. (17 (19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 33) sts)

Left Back

Row 1 (WS): Work in established patt to end.

Row 2 (RS): Ssk, work in established patt to end.

Rep last 2 rows until 14 (16, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29) sts rem, ending on a WS row.

Break yarn and place sts on to waste yarn.

Right Back

With WS facing, return held 17 (19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 33) sts to needle and rejoin yarn.

Row 1 (WS): Work in established patt to end.

Row 2: (RS): Work in established patt to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Rep last 2 rows until 14 (16, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29) sts rem, ending on a WS row.

Break yarn and place sts on to waste yarn.

Front

CO 83 (91, 99, 107, 115, 123, 131) sts.

Knit 7 rows.

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Work Rows 1-12 of Box Pattern until piece meas 13 (13, 13.5, 14, 14, 15, 15.5)” from CO edge, ending on a WS row.

Next 2 Rows: BO 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) sts, work in established patt to end. (73 (81, 87, 93, 101, 107, 113) sts)

Next Row (RS): Ssk, work in established patt to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Next Row (WS): Work in established patt to end.

Rep last 2 rows twice more. (67 (75, 81, 87, 95, 101, 107) sts)

Work in established patt until piece meas 1.5 (1.5, 2, 2.5, 2.5, 3, 3.25)” from armhole BO, ending on a WS row.

Next Row (RS): Work in established patt across 33 (37, 40, 43, 47, 50, 53) sts and place sts on waste yarn, BO 1 st, work in established patt to end. (33 (37, 40, 43, 47, 50, 53) sts)

Right Front

Row 1 (WS): Work in established patt to end.

Rows 2 (RS): Ssk, work in established patt to end.

Rep last 2 rows until 14 (16, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29) sts rem, ending on a RS row.

Break yarn, leaving a long tail and place sts on to waste yarn.

Left Front

With WS facing, return held 33 (37, 40, 43, 47, 50, 53) sts to needles and rejoin yarn.

Row 1 (WS): Work in established patt to end.

Row 2 (RS): Work in established patt to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Rep last 2 rows until 14 (16, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29) sts rem, ending on a RS row.

Break yarn, leaving a long tail and place sts on to waste yarn.

Shoulders

Return Left Front and Left Back sts to needles with WS facing outwards and using the long tail, join the sts using the 3-needle BO.

Rep for Right Shoulder.

Ruffles (both sides worked the same)

With RS facing and starting at underarm BO, pick up and k40 (44, 48, 52, 54, 58, 62) sts up to shoulder, pick up and k40 (44, 48, 52, 54, 58, 62) sts down other side. (80 (88, 96, 104, 108, 116, 124) sts)

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2: BO 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts, k to end.

Row 3: BO 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts, p to end. (70 (78, 84, 92, 96, 100, 108) sts)

Row 4: *K1, kfb; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. (104 (116, 125, 137, 143, 149, 161) sts)

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: Knit.

Rep Rows 5-6, 3 more times, then Row 5 once more.

BO all sts.

Neckline

With RS facing, rejoin yarn to top Left Shoulder and using circular needles, pick up and k28 (32, 32, 32, 34, 34, 36) sts down Left Front Neck, pick up and k1 st at Front BO (mark this st), pick up and k28 (32, 32, 32, 34, 34, 36) sts up Right Front Neck, pick up and k4 (4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts down Right Back, k across held 33 (37, 37, 37, 39, 39, 41) sts, pick up and k4 (4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts up Left Back Neck, join to work in the rnd. (98 (110, 110, 110, 120, 120, 126) sts)

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2: K to 1 st before marked st, s2kp (mark this st), k to end. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep Rnds 1-2 once. (94 (106, 106, 106, 116, 116, 122) sts)

BO all sts.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Wet block to measurements.

Once completely dry, sew up both side seams.

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