Knit top down with raglan shaping, starting at the shoulders/sleeves, this light top uses the sequence of increases and decrease known from knitting a chevron to create a unique shape and fit: increases at the sides, decreases in the front and back – you could also call it bias knitting in the round. Choose between the cropped and long version.
The shoulders are worked in my favorite textured stitch: herringbone. My first contact with this stitch was the Big Herringbone Cowl by Purl Soho and I’ve been in love with it ever since. On smaller needles it creates a thick fabric, ideal for bags, on larger needles it creates an airy fabric with beautiful drape that doesn’t look like knitting at all.
The yarn over detail is a little nod to my very favorite designer, the fabulous Stephen West.
This light top is a great summer garment, but layered over a (long) sleeved top can be worn all year around. It looks great in both a single color or the two color version that brings out the herringbone details even more.
Sizes: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44)
Yarn: (1 or) 2 color Lace weight yarn
Needle Sizes: US 6/4.0 mm & US 8/5.0 mm
Gauge: 20 sts/28 rows = 10 cm/4″ in garter stitch (4 mm), 40 sts/22 rows = 10 cm/4″ in herringbone (5 mm)
Language: English & German