Coral Honeysuckle Top

This deceptively simple top is an easy-to-wear, contemporary design that showcases a lattice and fan-lace shoulder. The exaggerated raglan decreases form a butterfly-like line that gives this must-have top an added dose of elegance.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 35 (40, 44, 48, 53)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48. 3-5” positive ease recommended. Shown in size 35”

Gauge: 24 sts and 35 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st on larger needles after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine (100% Pima Cotton; 136.7 yards [125 meters]/ 50 grams): Deep Coral 3767 (5 (5, 6, 7, 7) hanks).

Needles: US size 2.5 (3 mm) 24” circular; US 3 (3.25 mm) 24” circular

Notions: Removable stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

W&T – Wrap and turn

P2togtbl – Purl 2 together through the back loops

Special Stitches

Lace Panel

Rnd 1: *K1, yo, k2tog, ssk, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, k1, yo, k2tog.

Rnd 2: *Ssk, yo, k11; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, ssk, yo, k1.

Rnd 3: *K1, yo, k2tog, ssk, k6, k2tog; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, k1, yo, k2tog.

Rnd 4: *Ssk, yo, k9; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, ssk, yo, k1.

Rnd 5: *K1, yo, k2tog, k8; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, k1, yo, k2tog.

Rnd 6: *Ssk, yo, k1, p8; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, ssk, yo, k1.

Rep Rnds 1-6 for patt.

Lace Panel (worked in short rows)

Rnd 1: *K1, yo, k2tog, ssk, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, k1, yo, k2tog.

Rnd 2: *Ssk, yo, k11; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, ssk, yo, k1.

Rnd 3: *K1, yo, k2tog, ssk, k6, k2tog; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, k1, yo, k2tog.

Rnd 4: *Ssk, yo, k9; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, ssk, yo, k1.

Rnd 5: *K1, yo, k2tog, k8; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, k1, yo, k2tog.

Rnd 6 (WS): *P1, yo, p2togtbl, k8 rep from * to 3 sts before marker, p1, yo, p2togtbl.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up. Sleeve bands are first worked and put aside. The bottom hem is then cast on and worked up to the under arms which are bound off and the sleeve bands added.

The sleeve cap and shoulders are then worked while the body is decreased away to the neck edge.

The neck is shaped by short rows worked over the shoulder area. The neck edging is then worked before the top is bound off.

Pattern

Sleeve Band (make 2)

With smaller needles, CO 63 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Knit.

Rep Row 1, 4 times more. Set aside.

Border

With smaller needles, CO 212 (242, 266, 290, 320) sts. Pm, join in the rnd.

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: Purl.

Rep Rnds 1-2, 3 times more.

Main Body

Change to larger needles.

Set-up Rnd: *K14 (29, 31, 33, 48), pm, k92 (92, 102, 112, 112) pm; rep from * to end.

Rnd 1: *K1, yo, k2tog, k9 (24, 26, 28, 43), yo, k2tog, k to next marker; rep from * to end.

Rnd 2: *Ssk, yo, k9 (24, 26, 27, 43), ssk, yo, k1, k to next marker; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnds 1-2 until piece meas 11.5 (12, 12, 12, 12)” from CO edge.

Underarm Borders

Rnd 1: *K1, yo, k2tog, p8 (23, 25, 27, 42), k1, yo, k2tog, k to next marker; rep from * to end.

Rnd 2:  *Ssk, yo, k9 (24, 26, 28, 43), ssk, yo, k1, k to next marker; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnds 1-2 once, then Rnd 1 once more.

Rnd 6: *Ssk, yo, k1, BO 8 (23, 25, 27, 42) sts pwise, ssk, yo, k1, k to next marker; rep from * to end. (196 (196, 216, 236, 236) sts)

Shoulders/Sleeve caps

Rnd 1: *Begin working Lace Panel patt, add a sleeve edge, continuing Lace Panel patt to marker, k to next marker; rep from * to end.

Rnd 2: *Work Lace Panel patt to marker, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Rnds 3-4: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 5: Work Lace Panel patt to marker, ssk, k to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, work Lace Panel patt to marker, ssk, W&T.

Rnd 6: P1, work Lace Panel patt to marker, p to next marker, work Lace Panel patt to next marker, p2tog, W&T.

Rnd 7: K1, *work Lace Panel patt to marker, ssk, k to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Rnds 8-10: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 5.

Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 6.

Rep Rnds 7-12 until there are 136 sts on the needles.

Break yarn.

Neckband

Change to smaller needles.

Sl half the sts pwise to the left-hand needle, rejoin yarn.

Set-up Rnd: *K6, k2tog; rep from * to end. (119 sts)

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnds 3-4: Rep Rnds 1-2.

Rnd 5: Purl.

BO sts pwise.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Sew Sleeve bands to Underarm border.

Wet block to size.

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Comments
  • Nina H.

    I LOVE this top. I can hardly wait to start it. Perfect top (and model – she is beautiful) to put on the cover. Grabbed me right away!

    Reply
  • Debbie P.

    I am knitting this top and have finished the 12inches of knitting and the arm decrease but have questions about the lace pattern. Is there someone I can talk to about this. Thanks

    Reply
    • Tian C.

      Hello,
      Leave your question in the comment and we can help you or you can reach out directly to the designer. Either option works.

      Reply
  • Debbie P.

    Ok thanks. Question is: under the shoulder/sleeve caps section it says “add a sleeve edge”, where are the instructions for that. Also what is the best way to reach out to Theresa Shingler?

    Reply
  • Patricia M.

    I also had the same question as the previous comment; there are no specific instructions on how to add the sleeve edges. Help, please!

    Reply

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