Rippling Waters Top

Feminine and easy to wear, the Rippling Waters Top is a lightweight sleeveless piece playing with transparency and lightness that can be used as a beach robe or as a summer top/poncho.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 39.5 (42.75, 46, 49.25, 52.5, 55.5)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”

5-6” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Lace weight yarn Yarn: YarnStories Linen 3 ply (100% Linen; 656 yards [600 meters]/100 grams): #103 Light Grey (MC, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) balls).

Super fine weight yarn

Dragonfly Fibers Dance Rustic Silk (100% Silk, 450 yards (411 meters)/113 grams): Poseidon (CC, 1, (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skeins).

Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) 24″ and 32″ circular.

Notions: 4 markers A, 5 markers B, 2 markers C, 1 marker D, 2 stitch holders or waste yarn, waste yarn for provisional cast-on, tapestry needle.

Special Stitches

Ripples 1

Row 1 (RS): With MC, knit. (46 (46, 49, 54, 57, 63) sts)

Row 2 (WS): With MC, purl.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 7: With CC, knit.

Row 8: With CC, purl.

Row 9: With MC, k5 (5, 7, 9, 11, 14), sl1, k40 (40, 41, 44, 45, 48).

Row 10: With MC, p40 (40, 41, 44, 45, 48), sl1 wyif, p5 (5, 7, 9, 11, 14).

Rows 11-14: Rep Rows 9-10.

Row 15: With CC, knit.

Row 16: With CC, purl.

Row 17: With MC, k3 (3, 5, 7, 9, 12), sl1, k3, sl1, k38 (38, 39, 42, 43, 46).

Row 18: With MC, p38 (38, 39, 42, 43, 46), sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p3 (3, 5, 7, 9, 12).

Rows 19-22: Rep Rows 17-18.

Row 23: With CC, knit.

Row 24: With CC, purl.

Rows 25-30: With MC, rep Rows 11-16.

Row 31: With CC, knit.

Row 32: With CC, purl.

Row 33: With MC, k22 (22, 24, 26, 28, 31), sl1, k23 (23, 24, 27, 28, 31).

Row 34: With MC, p23 (23, 24, 27, 28, 31), sl1 wyif, p22 (22, 24, 26, 28, 31).

Rows 35-38: Rep Rows 33-34.

Row 39: With CC, knit.

Row 40: With CC, purl.

Row 41: With MC, k20 (20, 22, 24, 26, 29), sl1, k3, sl1, k21 (21, 22, 25, 26, 29).

Row 42: With MC, p21 (21, 22, 25, 26, 29), sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p20 (20, 22, 24, 26, 29).

Rows 43-46: Rep Rows 41-42.

Row 47: With CC, knit.

Row 48: With CC, purl.

Rows 49-54: With MC, rep Rows 35-40.

Row 55: With CC, knit.

Row 56: With CC, purl.

Row 57: With MC, k39 (39, 41, 43, 45, 48), sl1, k6 (6, 7, 10, 11, 14).

Row 58: With MC, p6 (6, 7, 10, 11, 14), sl1 wyif, p39 (39, 41, 43, 45, 48).

Rows 59-62: Rep Rows 57-58.

Row 63: With CC, knit.

Row 64: With CC, purl.

Row 65: With MC, k37 (37, 39, 41, 43, 46), sl1, k3, sl1, k4 (4, 5, 8, 9, 12).

Row 66: With MC, p4 (4, 5, 8, 9, 12), sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p37 (37, 39, 41, 43, 46).

Rows 67-70: Rep Rows 65-66.

Row 71: With CC, knit.

Row 72: With CC, purl.

Rows 73-78: With MC, rep Rows 59-64.

Row 79: With CC, knit.

Row 80: With CC, purl.

Row 81: With MC, k22 (22, 24, 26, 28, 31), sl1, k23 (23, 24, 27, 28, 31).

Row 82: With MC, p23 (23, 24, 27, 28, 31), sl1 wyif, p22 (22, 24, 26, 28, 31).

Rows 83-86: Rep Rows 81-82.

Row 87: With CC, knit.

Row 88: With CC, purl.

Row 89: With MC, k20 (20, 22, 24, 26, 29), sl1, k3, sl1, k21 (21, 22, 25, 26, 29).

Row 90: With MC, p21 (21, 22, 25, 26, 29), sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p20 (20, 22, 24, 26, 29).

Rows 91-94: Rep Rows 89-90.

Row 95: With CC, knit.

Row 96: With CC, purl.

Rows 97-102: With MC, rep Rows 83-88.

Rep Rows 7-102 for patt.

Waist

Row 1 (RS): With MC, k4, sl1, k8, sl1, k3, sl1, k8, sl1, k4. (31 sts)

Row 2 (WS): With MC, p4, sl1 wyif, p8, sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p8, sl1 wyif, p4.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 7: With CC, knit.

Row 8: With CC, purl.

Row 9: With MC, k2, sl1, k3, (sl1, k8) twice, sl1, k3, sl1, k2.

Row 10: With MC, p2, sl1 wyif, p3, (sl1 wyif, p8) x 2, sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p2.

Rows 11-14: Rep Rows 9-10.

Row 15: With CC, knit.

Row 16: With CC, purl.

Row 17: With MC, (sl1, k3) twice, sl1, k13, (sl1, k3) twice, sl1.

Row 18: With MC, (sl1 wyif, p3) twice, sl1 wyif, p13, (sl1 wyif, p3) twice, sl1 wyif.

Rows 19-22: Rep Rows 17-18.

Row 23: With CC, knit.

Row 24: With CC, purl.

Rows 25-30: With MC, rep Rows 9-14.

Row 31: With CC, knit.

Row 32: With CC, purl.

Rows 33-38: With MC, rep Rows 1-6.

Row 39: With CC, knit.

Row 40: With CC, purl.

Row 41: With MC, k11, (sl1, k3) twice, sl1, k11.

Row 42: With MC, p11, (sl1 wyif, p3) twice, sl1 wyif, p11.

Rows 43-46: Rep Rows 41-42.

Row 47: With CC, knit.

Row 48: With CC, purl.

Rep Rows 1-48 for patt.

Ripples 2

Row 1 (RS): With MC, knit.

Row 2 (WS): With MC, purl.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 7: With CC, knit.

Row 8: With CC, purl.

Row 9: With MC, k5, sl1, k40.

Row 10: With MC, p40, sl1 wyif, p5.

Rows 11-14: Rep Rows 9-10.

Row 15: With CC, knit.

Row 16: With CC, purl.

Row 17: With MC, (k3, sl1) twice, k38.

Row 18: With MC, p38, (sl1 wyif, p3) twice.

Rows 19-22: Rep Rows 17-18.

Row 23: With CC, knit.

Row 24: With CC, purl.

Rows 25-30: With MC, rep Rows 11-16.

Row 31: With CC, knit.

Row 32: With CC, purl.

Row 33: With MC, k22, sl1, k23.

Row 34: With MC, p23, sl1 wyif, p22.

Rows 35-38: Rep Rows 33-34.

Row 39: With CC, knit.

Row 40: With CC, purl.

Row 41: With MC, k20, sl1, k3, sl1, k21.

Row 42: With MC, p21, sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p20.

Rows 43-46: Rep Rows 41-42.

Row 47: With CC, knit.

Row 48: With CC, purl.

Rows 49-54: With MC, rep Rows 35-40.

Row 55: With CC, knit.

Row 56 With CC, purl.

Row 57: With MC, k39, sl1, k6.

Row 58: With MC, p6, sl1 wyif, p39.

Rows 59-62: Rep Rows 57-58.

Row 63: With CC, knit.

Row 64: With CC, purl.

Row 65: With MC, k37, sl1, k3, sl1, k4.

Row 66: With MC, p4, sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p37.

Rows 67-70: Rep Rows 65-66.

Row 71: With CC, knit.

Row 72: With CC, purl.

Rows 73-78: With MC, rep Rows 59-64.

Row 79: With CC, knit.

Row 80: With CC, purl.

Rows 81-86: With MC, rep Rows 35-40.

Row 87: With CC, knit.

Row 88: With CC, purl.

Rows 89-94: With MC, rep Rows 43-48.

Row 95: With CC, knit.

Row 96: With CC, purl.

Rows 97-102: With MC, rep Rows 35-40.

Rep Rows 7-102 for patt.

Ripples 3

Row 1 (RS): With MC, knit. (46 sts)

Row 2 (WS): With MC, purl.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 7: With CC, knit.

Row 8: With CC, purl.

Row 9: With MC, k40, sl1, k5.

Row 10: With MC, p5, sl1 wyif, p40.

Rows 11-14: Rep Rows 9-10.

Row 15: With CC, knit.

Row 16: With CC, purl.

Row 17: With MC, k38, (sl1, k3) twice.

Row 18: With MC, (p3, sl1 wyif) twice, p38.

Rows 19-22: Rep Rows 17-18.

Row 23: With CC, knit.

Row 24: With CC, purl.

Rows 25-30: Rep Rows 9-14.

Row 31: With CC, knit.

Row 32: With CC, purl.

Row 33: With MC, k23, sl1, k22.

Row 34: With MC, p22, sl1 wyif, p23.

Rows 35-38: Rep Rows 33-34.

Row 39: With CC, knit.

Row 40: With CC, purl.

Row 41: With MC, k21, sl1, k3, sl1, k20.

Row 42: With MC, p20, sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p21.

Rows 43-46: Rep Rows 41-42.

Row 47: With CC, knit.

Row 48: With CC, purl.

Rows 49-54: Rep Rows 33-38.

Row 55: With CC, knit.

Row 56: With CC, purl.

Row 57: With MC, k6, sl1, k39.

Row 58: With MC, p39, sl1 wyif, p6.

Rows 59-62: Rep Rows 57-58.

Row 63: With CC, knit.

Row 64: With CC, purl.

Row 65: With MC, k4, sl1, k3, sl1, k37.

Row 66: With MC, p37, sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p4.

Rows 67-70: Rep Rows 65-66.

Row 71: With CC, knit.

Row 72: With CC, purl.

Rows 73-78: Rep Rows 57-62.

Row 79: With CC, knit.

Row 80: With CC, purl.

Rows 81-86: Rep Rows 33-38.

Row 87: With CC, knit.

Row 88: With CC, purl.

Rows 89-94: Rep Rows 41-46.

Row 95: With CC, knit.

Row 96: With CC, purl.

Rows 97-102: Rep Rows 33-38.

Rep Rows 7-102 for patt.

Ripples 4

Row 1 (RS): With MC, knit. (46 (46, 49, 54, 57, 63) sts)

Row 2 (WS): With MC, purl.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 7: With CC, knit.

Row 8: With CC, purl.

Row 9: With MC, k40 (40, 42, 44, 46, 49), sl1, k5 (5, 6, 9, 10, 13).

Row 10: With MC, p5 (5, 6, 9, 10, 13), sl1 wyif, p40 (40, 42, 44, 46, 49).

Rows 11-14: Rep Rows 9-10.

Row 15: With CC, knit.

Row 16: With CC, purl.

Row 17: With MC, k38 (38, 40, 42, 44, 47), sl1, k3, sl1, k3 (3, 4, 7, 8, 11).

Row 18: With MC, p3 (3, 4, 7, 8, 11), sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p38 (38, 40, 42, 44, 47).

Rows 19-22: Rep Rows 17-18.

Row 23: With CC, knit.

Row 24: With CC, purl.

Rows 25-30: Rep Rows 9-14.

Row 31: With CC, knit.

Row 32: With CC, purl.

Row 33: With MC, k23 (23, 25, 27, 29, 32), sl1, k22 (22, 23, 26, 27, 30).

Row 34: With MC, p22 (22, 23, 26, 27, 30), sl1 wyif, p23 (23, 25, 27, 29, 32).

Rows 35-38: Rep Rows 33-34.

Row 39: With CC, knit.

Row 40: With CC, purl.

Row 41: With MC, k21 (21, 23, 25, 27, 30), sl1, k3, sl1, k20 (20, 21, 24, 25, 28).

Row 42: With MC, p20 (20, 21, 24, 25, 28), sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p21 (21, 23, 25, 27, 30).

Rows 43-46: Rep Rows 41-42.

Row 47: With CC, knit.

Row 48: With CC, purl.

Rows 49-54: Rep Rows 33-38.

Row 55: With CC, knit.

Row 56: With CC, purl.

Row 57: With MC, k6 (6, 8, 10, 12, 15), sl1, k39 (39, 40, 43, 44, 47).

Row 58: With MC, p39 (39, 40, 43, 44, 47), sl1 wyif, p6 (6, 8, 10, 12, 15).

Rows 59-62: Rep Rows 57-58.

Row 63: With CC, knit.

Row 64: With CC, purl.

Row 65: With MC, k4 (4, 6, 8, 10, 13), sl1, k3, sl1, k37 (37, 38, 41, 42, 45).

Row 66: With MC, p37 (37, 38, 41, 42, 45), sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif, p4 (4, 6, 8, 10, 13).

Rows 67-70: Rep Rows 65-66.

Row 71: With CC, knit.

Row 72: With CC, purl.

Rows 73-78: Rep Rows 57-62.

Row 79: With CC, knit.

Row 80: With CC, purl.

Rows 81-86: Rep Rows 33-38.

Row 87: With CC, knit.

Row 88: With CC, purl.

Rows 89-94: Rep Rows 41-46.

Row 95: With CC, knit.

Row 96: With CC, purl.

Rows 97-102: Rep Rows 33-38.

Rep Rows 7-102 for patt.

Knitted Cast-on

Knit a st as you normally would, but do not slip the st from left needle.

Place the newly formed st on the right needle back on left needle, without twisting it.

Left Lifted Increase (LLI)

With left needle, lift st below st you just knit, knit it through the front loop, inserting needle from right to left.

Right Lifted Increase (RLI) 

With right needle, lift st one row below the first st on your left needle.

Place the st on the left needle, knit the st and slip it off the needle.

Picot Bind Off

  1. Knit 2 sts, pass the first st over the second as a normal BO.
  2. Pass the st on right needle back to left needle.
  3. CO 2 sts using the with Knitted Cast-on
  4. (BO 4 sts as usual, knitting 2 sts, then passing the first st over the second) 4 times.

Rep Steps 1-4 until stated in patt.

Joining Picot Bind Off

  1. Knit 2 sts together twice, pass the first st over the second as a normal BO.
  2. Pass the st on right needle back to left needle.
  3. CO 2 sts using the with Knitted Cast-on method.
  4. (BO 8 sts, knitting 2 sts together twice, then passing the first stitch over the second) 4 times.

Rep Steps 1-4 until stated in patt.

Selvedge Stitches in two color

Row 1 (RS): K first st, twist the yarns so to prevent long floats with the unused yarn, work in patt, knit the last st tbl.

Row 2 (WS): Sl first st purlwise with yarn in front, work in patt, sl last st purlwise.

Rep Rows 1-2 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This piece is worked in stripes with a simple slip stitch pattern forming small ripples all over the fabric. Along the waistline, ripples are worked in a denser way, with the side effect of narrowing the fabric for a light waist shaping.

The MC yarn is deliberately thinner than the CC yarn to obtain a more defined smocking effect and a slightly see-through fabric.

Ripples is worked sideways, starting from right side.

Stitches are casted on for the length of the body, both for the back and the front.

The first shoulder is shaped with increases. When the shoulder is done, the neck is shaped to obtain a V-neck and the work continue separately on the front to the other side of the neck opening.

Stitches are left on a holder and the back is worked straight to end of the neck, where the work is joined again and worked in one piece to end.

The second shoulder is shaped with appropriate decreases.

When the piece reaches the desired width, the stitches of both the front and the back are worked together to obtain a single row and bound off with picots.

Pattern

Using the Provisional CO method, longer needles, and CC, CO 310 (320, 332, 346, 358, 376) sts.

Setup Row 1: With CC, k46 (46, 49, 54, 57, 63), pm A, k31, pm A, k46, pm B, k32 (37, 40, 42, 45, 48), pm C, k32 (37, 40, 42, 45, 48), pm B, k46, pm A, k31, pm A, k to end.

Setup Row 2: With CC, knit.

Right Shoulder

Row 1 (RS): With the appropriate color, work in Ripples1 patt to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples2 patt to m B, sm, work in Ripples3 patt to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples4 patt to end.

Row 2 (WS): With the appropriate color, work in Ripples4 patt to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples3 patt to m B, sm, work in Ripples2 patt to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples1 patt to end.

Note: Row 1 establishes the pattern. Cont working different st patt on the various areas of the project, marked by the different markers.

Size 52 needs 2 more sts after the second Ripples 2. Work the extra sts in simple striped St st. The same thing is true for the first Ripples3 repeat. Work 2 extra sts in striped St st.

Rep Rows 1-2, 4 (4, 3, 3, 4, 5) more times.

Shoulder increases

Inc Row (RS): With the appropriate color, work as established to m B, LLI, sm, RLI, work as established to end. (312 (322, 334, 348, 360, 378) sts)

Work the increased sts in striped St st.

*Work Rows 1-2, 4 (4, 3, 3, 4, 5) times, the Inc Rows 1-2 once; rep from * 4 (4, 7, 8, 7, 6) more times. (322 (332, 350, 366, 376, 392) sts)

Rep Rows 1-2, 3 (7, 4, 4, 5, 8) more times.

Front Neck Opening

Decreasing Rows

Row 1 (RS): With the appropriate color, work as established to m A, sm, work 54 (58, 60, 61, 62, 63) sts in Ripples2 patt, turn work. Leave the remaining sts for the Neck and the Back on a stitch holder or waste yarn. (137 (141, 149, 156, 159, 165) sts)

Row 2 (WS): With the appropriate color, work as established.

Row 3: With the appropriate color, work as established to 2 sts before end, k2tog. (136 (140, 148, 155, 158, 164) sts)

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 3-4, 21 (23, 24, 26, 26, 27) more times. (115 (117, 124, 129, 132, 137) sts)

Increasing Rows

Row 1: With the appropriate color, work as established to 1 st before end, LLI, k1 tbl. (116 (118, 125, 130, 133, 138) sts)

Row 2: With the appropriate color, work as established.

116 (118, 125, 130, 133, 138) sts.

Rep Rows 1-2, 21 (23, 24, 26, 26, 27) more times. (137 (141, 149, 156, 159, 165) sts)

Leave all Front sts on a st holder or waste yarn.

Back

Leave the first 24 (25, 26, 27, 29, 31) Neck sts on holder, rm B, place remaining 161 (166, 175, 183, 188, 196) sts back on needles.

Row 1: With the appropriate color, work in Ripples3 patt to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples4 patt to end.

Row 2: With the appropriate color, work in Ripples 4 patt to m A, work in Waist patt to m A, work in Ripples3 patt to end

Rep Rows 1-2, 21 (23, 24, 26, 26, 27) more times.

Join Front with Back

Place 137 (141, 149, 156, 159, 165) sts Front sts back on needles.

Row 1 (RS): With the appropriate color, work in Ripples1 patt to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples2 patt to end of Front sts, using the Provisional CO method, CO 24 (25, 26, 27, 29, 31) sts, pm B, work in Ripples3 patt to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples4 patt to end. (322 (332, 350, 366, 376, 392) sts)

Row 2 (WS): With the appropriate color, work in Ripples4 patt to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples3 patt to m B, sm, work in Ripples2 patt to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples1 patt to end.

322 (332, 350, 366, 376, 392) sts.

Left Shoulder

Row 1 (RS): With the appropriate color, work in Ripples1 patt to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples2 patt to m B, work in Ripples3 to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples4 patt to end.

Row 2 (WS): With the appropriate color, work in Ripples4 patt to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples3 patt to m B, sm, work in Ripples2 patt to m A, sm, work in Waist patt to m A, sm, work in Ripples1 patt to end.

Rep Rows 1-2, 3 (7, 4, 4, 5, 8) more times.

Shoulder Decreases

Dec Row 1 (RS): With the appropriate color, work as established to 2 sts before m B, ssk, sm, k2tog, work as established to end. (320 (330, 348, 364, 374, 390) sts)

Dec Row 2 (WS): With the appropriate color, work as established.

320 (330, 348, 364, 374, 390) sts.

*Work Rows 1-2, 4 (4, 3, 3, 4, 5) times, Dec Rows 1-2 once; rep from * 4 (4, 7, 8, 7, 6) more times, end working Rows 1-2 once more. (310 (320, 332, 346, 358, 376) sts)

Left Border

Row 1 (RS): With CC, k to m A, sm A, k to next m A, rm A, k19 (22, 22, 22, 22, 23) sts, pm A, k59 (61, 64, 66, 69, 71) sts, rm B, k59 (61, 64, 66, 69, 71) sts, pm A, k19 (22, 22, 22, 22, 23) sts, rm A, k31, sm, k to end.

Rows 2-6: With CC, k to end, slipping marker when you encounter them.

Place the last 46 (46, 49, 54, 57, 63) sts (the sts from waist band to end of the Back) on a holder or waste yarn. Remove marker A from the Back.

Using the Picot BO method, BO 46 (46, 49, 54, 57, 63) sts. Remove marker A.

Place the working st on shorter needle, *place 1 st from left needle on shorter needle, place 1 st from right needle on shorter needle; rep from * to m A. Remove markers A from both left and right needle.

With shorter needle, work a joining Picot BO to end of sts on shorter needle.

Place the last working st on longer needle and cont working Picot BO on remaining 118 (122, 128, 132, 138, 142) sts.

Place the last 46 (46, 49, 54, 57, 63) sts back on needle from holder and using the Picot BO method, BO all sts to end.

Right Border

Unravel the Provisional CO and place the 310 (320, 332, 346, 358, 376) sts on needle.

Row 1 (RS): With CC, k to m A, sm A, k to m A, rm A, k19 (22, 22, 22, 22, 23) sts, pm A, k59 (61, 64, 66, 69, 71) sts, rm B, k59 (61, 64, 66, 69, 71) sts, pm A, k19 (22, 22, 22, 22, 23) sts, rm A, k31, sm, k to end.

Rows 2-4: With CC, k to end, slipping marker when you encounter them.

Place the last 46 (46, 49, 54, 57, 63) sts (the sts from waist band to end of the Front) on a holder or waste yarn. Remove marker A from Front.

Using the Picot BO method, BO 46 (46, 49, 54, 57, 63) sts. Remove marker A.

Place the first st on shorter needle, *place 1 st from left needle on shorter needle, place 1 st from right needle on shorter needle; rep from * to m A. Remove markers A from both left and right needle.

With shorter needle, work a joining Picot BO to end of sts on shorter needle.

Place the last working st on longer needle and continue working a Picot BO on the remaining 118 (122, 128, 132, 138, 142) sts.

Place the last 46 (46, 49, 54, 57, 63) sts back on needle from the holder and using the Picot BO method, BO all sts.

Bottom Border

With CC, pick up and k145 (160, 170, 185, 200, 218) sts from the bottom of the Front. (5 sts every 8 Body rows)

With CC, knit 3 rows.

Using the Picot BO method, BO all sts.

Rep the Bottom Border on the Back.

Neck Border

With CC, pick up and k44 (48, 50, 54, 54, 56) sts along the Back of the Neck (1 st every 2 rows), pm, unravel the Provisional CO from the beg of Left Shoulder and place 24 (25, 26, 27, 29, 31) on needle, pick up and k22 (24, 25, 27, 27, 28) sts (1 st in each selvedge, every 2 rows) along the left-side of the neck, pm, pick up and k22 (24, 25, 27, 27, 28) sts (1 st in each selvedge, every 2 rows) along the right-side of the neck, place 24 (25, 26, 27, 29, 31) sts left on holder from the Right Shoulder back on needles, pm for beg of rnd. (136 (146, 152, 162, 166, 174) sts)

Rnd 1: *P2tog, p to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sm, p2tog; rep from * once more, p to 2 sts before end, p2tog. (6 sts dec’d; 130 (140, 146, 156, 160, 168) sts)

Rnd 2: *K2tog, k to 2 sts before m, k2tog, sm, k2tog; rep from * once more, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog. (6 sts dec’d; 124 (134, 140, 150, 154, 162) sts)

Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 1. (118 (128, 134, 144, 148, 156) sts)

Using the Picot BO method, BO all sts.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Wash the piece and let it dry flat.

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  • Linda M.

    The pattern says easy. I have read it over and over. I just don’t understand where to go after the set up rows.

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    • Tian C.

      After the Setup Rows, go directly to the next row of instructions.

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      • Linda M.

        After set up row. Right shoulder. There are 46, 31, 46, 37,37, 46, 31 and 46 stitches. No directions on what to do with the 37 and 37 stitches in the middle.

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