Kailani Breezy Top

This breezy summer top is the combination of two classic lace patterns. Pink and white come together in a wavy design to create a lightweight top that’s made for a sunset beach strolls.

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Finished Bust Size 36 (41.25, 46.25, 51.5, 56.5)” at bust.

4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 21 sts and 35 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Lace Pattern with larger needles

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Rowan Summerlite 4ply (100% Cotton; 191 yards [175 meters]/50 grams): #417 (C1, 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins)

Regia Tutti Frutti (72% Cotton, 18% Polyamide, 10% Polyester; 459 yards [420 meters]/100 grams): #02420 Erdbeere (C2, 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) skeins)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 32” circulars, US size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circulars.

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle.

Pattern Notes

This sweater is worked from the bottom up in the round.

Sleeve gussets are added at the underarm and it is worked back and forth.

When working back and forth, breaking yarn can be avoided by sliding work to opposite side.

Pattern

Body

With larger needles, and C1, CO 252 (288, 324, 360, 396) sts. Join in the rnd, being careful not to twist work. PM for beginning of rnd.

Rnds 1, 5, and 9: *K1, [k2tog] 3 times, [yo, k1] 5 times, yo, [ssk] 3 times; rep from * around.

Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10: Knit.

Rnds 3 and 7: Purl.

Rnd 11: [P2tog] around. (126 (144, 162, 180, 198) sts)

Switch to C2.

Rnd 12: [K1, yo] around. (252 (288, 324, 360, 396) sts)

Rnd 13: Knit.

Rnd 14: [Ssk] around. (126 (144, 162, 180, 198) sts)

Sizes 36 (-, 46.25, -, 56.5)” Only

Rnd 15: [Yo, k2tog, yo, ssk] to last 2 sts, yo, k2tog.

Sizes – (41.25, -, 51.5, -)” Only

Rnd 15: [Yo, k2tog, yo, ssk] around.

All Sizes

Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 12. (252 (288, 324, 360, 396) sts)

Rnd 17: Purl.

Rnd 18: Knit.

Switch to C1.

Rep Rnds 2-18, 7 (7, 7, 8, 8) more times, then Rnds 2-10 once more. (252 (288, 324, 360, 396) sts)

Underarm BO

Next Row: *BO 18 (36, 36, 36, 36) sts, [p2tog] 54 (54, 63, 72, 81) times; rep from * once more. Place Front and Back sts on separate holders.

Front Sleeve Gussets (make 2)

With larger needles and C1, CO 57 sts.

Row 1: Work Row 7 (3, 3, 3, 3) of Feather & Fan Lace Pattern.

Work to end of Feather & Fan Lace Pattern.

Switch to C2. Do not break C1.

Next Row: Work Row 1 of Cathead Lace 3 Pattern.

Work to end of Cathead Lace 3 Pattern.

Slide work to other side of needles, switching right and wrong sides.

Switch to C1.

Next Row: Work Row 1 of Feather & Fan Lace Pattern.

Work to end of Feather & Fan Lace Pattern. -30 sts.

Sizes – (41.25, 46.25, 51.5, 56.5)” Only

Switch to C2.

Next Row: Work Row 1 of Cathead Lace 3 Pattern.

Work to end of Cathead Lace 3 Pattern.

Switch to C1.

Next Row: Work Row 1 of Feather & Fan Lace Pattern.

Work to end of Feather & Fan Lace Pattern. -30 sts.

Front

Place Sleeve Gusset sts, then Front sts, then second Sleeve Gusset sts on needles. (114 (114, 123, 132, 141) sts)

Attach C2.

Row 1 (RS): P1, [k1, yo] to last 3 sts of sleeve gusset, [k2tog, yo] twice (body and sleeve gusset are now joined), [k1, yo] to last st of body, k2tog, yo (body and sleeve gusset are now joined), [k1, yo] to last 2 sts, k1, p1. (219 (219, 237, 255, 273) sts)

Row 2: P1, purl to last st, p1.

Row 3: P1, k1, [ssk] to last st, p1.

Row 4: Work Row 4 of Cathead Lace 1 (1, 2, 3, 3).

Row 5: P1, [k1, yo] to last 2 sts, k1, p1.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7 (RS): P1, knit to last st, p1.

Switch to C1.

Row 1 (WS): K1, p1, [Work Feather & Fan Lace] to last st, k1.

Row 2: P1, k1, [Work Feather & Fan Lace] to last st, p1.

Rep last 2 rows to end of Feather & Fan Lace Chart.

Switch to C2.

Row 1: Work Cathead Lace Pattern 1 (1, 2, 3, 3).

Row 2: Work Cathead Lace Pattern 1 (1, 2, 3, 3).

Rep last 2 rows to end of Cathead Lace Pattern 1 (1, 2, 3, 3).

Alternate Feather & Fan and Cathead Lace Patterns 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) more times.

Switch to C1.

Row 1 (WS): K1, p1, [Work Feather & Fan Lace] to last st, k1.

Row 2: P1, k1, [Work Feather & Fan Lace] to last st, p1.

Rep last 2 rows through Row 9 of Feather & Fan Lace Chart.

Place Markers 74 (74, 83, 92, 101) sts from each end.

Sizes 36 (41.25, -, 51.5, -)” Only

Next Row: P1, [p2tog] to 1 st before marker, p1, sm, BO purlwise to next marker, sm, (last st bound off will be, over the st after the marker, which should be purled), p2tog to last st, p1. 36 (36, -, 45, -) sts.

Sizes – (-, 46.25, -, 56.5) sts Only

Next Row: P1, [p2tog] to marker, sm, BO purlwise to next marker, sm, (last st bound off will be, over the st after the marker, which a p2tog), p2tog to last st, p1. – (-, 41, -, 50) sts.

Left Front Shoulder

Switch to C2.

Next Row (WS): K1, p1, [yo, p1] to last st, k1.

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

Place sts on holder.

Right Front Shoulder

Attach C2 to neck edge. Work as for Left Front shoulder.

Back Sleeve Gussets (make 2)

With C1, larger needles, and RS facing, PU 57 sts along bottom edge of Front Sleeve Gusset. Work as for Front Sleeve Gusset.

Back

Work as for Front.

Attach Front to Back using 3-needle BO.

Armhole Edging

With C1, smaller needles and RS facing, PU 142 (182, 182, 182, 204) sts along sleeve edge. Work in the round.

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows twice more.

BO purlwise.

Finishing

Sew underarm seams.

Block to schematic measurements.

Weave in ends.

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