Stoney Brook Top Knitting Pattern by Rusty Baker

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Stoney Brook Top by Rusty Baker

Stoney Brook Top by Rusty Baker

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A perfect little sweater! The Stoney Brook Top is bright, airy, comfy, and stylish. It’s openwork pattern provides for plenty of “air conditioning,” so its not too hot for warmer weather, and its super easy to wear! Slip it over a tiny tank top and this short sleeved sweater will keep you stylishly cozy when there is just a bit of chill. Or layer it over a long sleeve top when it’s just a bit cooler. It looks great with leggings and a bright tank top underneath. Dress it up or dress it down- either way it looks fabulous! Made from Knit Picks, Diadem Fingering, (50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Mulberry Silk) it is super soft, and will feel luxuriant on your skin!

This moderately oversized sweater is constructed in two sections: the short sleeves, front and back yokes are knit flat from cuff to cuff, then, once the underarms are seamed, the body is picked up from the yoke and worked in the round. The only seaming is the short underarm seams. The openwork pattern looks fabulous on the right side or the wrong side, so the sweater can be worn either way. The openwork is complemented by the wedge of garter stitch in the body and in the sleeves and the optional knitted flower at the bottom. And because the openwork pattern knits up longer than the corresponding garter stitch, the sweater takes on a sideways asymmetric profile. So if you are looking for that unique little top, this is the pattern for you!

Stoney Brook Top by Rusty Baker

Stoney Brook Top by Rusty Baker

Finished Size 38.5, (41.25, 44, 48)” bust circumference. Pullover shown in Knit Picks Diadem Fingering in 41.25” and in Mode Knit Yarn ModeSock in 38.5”.

Shown here in size 41.25" with about 2" of positive ease

Shown here in size 41.25″ with about 2″ of positive ease

Materials

Yarn Knit Picks Diadem Fingering, 50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Mulberry Silk; 329yds/100g: Smokey Quartz #26350 2 (3, 3, 3) skeins.

Yarn Mode Knit Yarn ModeSock, 60% Superwash Merino, 30% Bamboo, 10% Nylon; 250gs/1000yds: Lazurite 1 skein.

Shown here in size 38.5" but with smaller gauge. Actual sweater is 33" and shown with 2-3" of negative ease

Shown here in size 38.5″ but with smaller gauge. Actual sweater is 33″ and shown with 2-3″ of negative ease

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): Straights and 32″ circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. I find that lace points will make knitting the Openwork Pattern much easier!

Knit Picks Diadem

Knit Picks Diadem

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook for weaving in ends.

Gauge 18 sts and 32 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in garter stitch, 20 sts and 19 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Openwork Pattern.

Mode Knit Yarn

Mode Knit Yarn

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Notes Sleeves are worked from cuff to cuff, main body is picked up at front and back yokes and knit in the round.

Rusty Baker

Rusty Baker

About the Designer: Knitter, baker, mom, grand mom. Potter, needleworker, seamstress. All my life I’ve made stuff. My Grandmother taught me to knit when I was ten, now I have my own grandchildren to teach! I started designing knitwear late in the game, after my husband and I retired, and I found I had a lot of time on my hands, and a lot of yarn in my stash! I knit every day (just about), and feel deprived if I don’t. Knitting, for me, is about the process more than the final product. I love the colors, the feel, the textures, the meditative process of knitting. I hope to still be knitting when I’m 100! For questions about this pattern please contact Rusty at knitnv@gmail.com.

Price: $6
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