Jasmine Top

Delightful floral colorwork motifs at the hem and yoke of this lovely top bring a touch of the garden to your wardrobe this spring!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 35.5 (38.5, 41.5, 44.5, 47.5, 50.5, 53.75)” to fit bust 32 (36, 38, 40, 44, 48, 52)”

2-4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 41.5”

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Nako Fiore (40% bamboo, 35% cotton, 25% linen; 164 yards [150 meters]/50 grams): FR208 White (MC, 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls), FR11244 Blue (CC1, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) balls),

FR11238 Pistachio (CC2, 1 ball), FR10972 Purple (CC3, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) straight or circular

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders

Abbreviations

Kfb – Knit into front and back of next stitch

Sl1 wyib – Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in back

Sl1 wyif – Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front

Stitch Guide

Floral Motif Stitch Pattern (worked flat)

Row 1 (RS): K3, *k2, sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, sl1 wyib, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2 (WS): K2, *p2, k1, sl1 wyif, sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, k1, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2.

Row 3: K2, sl1 wyif, *sl1 wyib, k5, sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 4: K2, *sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, k1, p3, k1, sl1 wyif; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl1 wyib, k2.

Rep Rows 1-4 for patt.

Floral Motif Stitch Pattern (worked in the round)

Rnd 1: K1, *k2, sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, sl1 wyib, k3; rep from * to end.

Rnd 2: K1, *k1, p1, sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, sl1 wyib, p1, k2; rep from * to end.

Rnd 3: Sl1 wyif, *sl1 wyib, k5, sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif; rep from * to end.

Rnd 4: Sl1 wyif, *sl1 wyib, p1, k3, p1, sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnds 1-4 for patt.

Pattern Notes

The front and back hems are worked separately and then joined to work the body in the round up to the underarms.

The work is then split to work the front and back separately.

The shoulders are joined by 3-needle bind off.

The Floral Motif pattern is worked both flat and in the round.

Separate charts and written instructions are provided for both.

Pattern

Back Hem

With CC1, CO 93 (101, 109, 117, 125, 133, 141) sts. Do not join.

Knit 4 rows.

Next Row (RS): Knit.

Next Row (WS): K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Change to CC2 and knit 2 rows.

Change to CC3.

Next Row (RS): With CC3, k2, *sl1 wyib, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Next Row (WS): K2, *sl1 wyif, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Change to CC2 and knit 2 rows.

Change to CC1.

Next Row (RS): Knit.

Next Row (WS): K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.

Change to MC and begin working Floral Motif pattern (flat) from chart or written instructions changing colors every 2 rows in the following order:

MC – 2 rows

CC2 – 2 rows

CC1 – 2 rows

CC3 – 2 rows

Work even until piece meas 4” from the CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Break yarn and place sts on stitch holder or spare needle.

Front Hem

Work same as for Back Hem. Do not break yarn.

Join Front and Back Hems

Next Row (RS): Work in pattern to last 2 sts, holding Back Hem sts on a spare needle at the back, working 1 st from each needle, k2tog twice, pm, work in pattern to last 2 sts of Back Hem, holding Front Hem sts in front, working 1 st from each needle, k2tog twice, pm for beg of rnd. (182 (198, 214, 230, 246, 262, 278) sts)

Rnd 1: *Work next even-numbered Floral Motif pattern (in the rnd) from chart or written instructions to 2 sts before marker, p2, sm; rep from * once more.

Rnd 2: *Work next odd-numbered Floral Motif pattern (in the rnd) from chart or written instructions to 2 sts before marker, k2, sm; rep from * once more.

Rep last 2 rnds until piece meas about 7” from CO edge, ending with Rnd 1.

Change to MC.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Next Rnd: *Knit to 2 sts before marker, p2, sm; rep from * once more.

Rep last 2 rnds until piece meas 14” from CO edge, ending with Rnd 1.

Divide Front and Back

Next Rnd: *Knit to 2 sts before marker, kfb twice, remove marker; rep from * once more, sl 2 sts back to left needle, place last 93 (101, 109, 117, 125, 133, 141) sts from right-hand needle on holder for Back. Begin working flat back and forth for Front.

Front

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep last 2 rows until Armhole meas 1”, ending with a WS row.

Front Yoke

Begin working Floral Motif pattern (flat) from chart or written instructions, changing colors every 2 rows in the following order:

MC – 2 rows

CC2 – 2 rows

CC1 – 2 rows

CC3 – 2 rows

Work 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) repeats of Floral Motif pattern, then Rows 1-2 once more.

Change to CC1.

Next Row (RS): Knit.

Next Row (WS): K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.

Change to CC2 and knit 2 rows.

Change to CC3.

Next Row (RS): With CC3, k2, *sl1 wyib, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Next Row (WS): K2, *sl1 wyif, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1.

Change to CC2 and knit 2 rows.

Change to CC1.

Next Row (RS): Knit.

Next Row (WS): K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep last 2 rows until Armhole meas 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 8.75, 9, 9.5)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders with short rows

Short Row 1 (RS): Knit to last 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) sts, W&T.

Short Row 2 (WS): Purl to last 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) sts, W&T.

Short Row 3: Knit to 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) sts before previous wrap, W&T.

Short Row 4: Purl to 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) sts before previous wrap, W&T.

Short Rows 5 to 10: Rep Short Rows 3-4, 3 more times.

Short Row 11 (RS): Knit to end, working wrapped sts with their wraps.

Next Row (WS): K2, p20 (23, 26, 29, 33, 36, 39), place sts on stitch holder for Right Shoulder, BO49 (51, 53, 55, 55, 57, 59) sts, purl to last 2 sts working wrapped sts with their wraps, k2. Place sts on stitch holder for Left Shoulder.

Back

Return 93 (101, 109, 117, 125, 133, 141) held Back sts to needle. With RS facing, join MC and begin working back and forth.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep last 2 rows until Armhole meas 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 8.75, 9, 9.5)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders with short rows

Short row 1 (RS): Knit to last 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) sts, W&T.

Short row 2 (WS): Purl to last 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) sts, W&T.

Short row 3: Knit to 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) sts before previous wrap, W&T.

Short row 4: Purl to 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) sts before previous wrap, W&T.

Short rows 5 to 10: Rep Short Rows 3-4, 3 more times.

Short row 11 (RS): Knit to end, working wrapped sts with their wraps.

Next row (WS): K2, p20 (23, 26, 29, 33, 36, 39), place sts on stitch holder for Right Shoulder, BO49 (51, 53, 55, 55, 57, 59) sts, purl to last 2 sts working wrapped sts with their wraps, k2. Place sts on stitch holder for Left Shoulder.

Finishing

Join shoulders with 3-needle bind off.

Weave in ends. Blocked to finished measurements.

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