I love the speed of working with a chunky yarn, however the results are not always flattering! This top is worked side-to-side from the center of the back out, with flattering short rows creating a gentle flare at the bottom. The sleeves are worked with short row shaping and the sides are bound off together for a piece that needs minimal finishing. Vertical accent rows will make this the most flattering knit you have ever made from a chunky yarn.
Sizes: XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size small)
Bust size: 30 [34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54] inches
Modeled with 2 inches negative ease.
Chest: 28.5 [32, 37.25, 40.75, 44.5, 48, 51.5] inches
Length: 25 [25.75, 26.5, 27.25, 27.25, 27.25,28] inches
Gauge: 11 sts/18 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
• Fyberspates Squishy Chunky (50% Merino, 50% Baby Alpaca; 109yd/100m per 100g skein); color: Reds & Plums; 5 [5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8] skeins
• 1 set US 11/7mm double-pointed needles
• 2 US 11/7mm circular needles, 32-inch length or longer, or size needed to match the required gauge (The second needle is used as a holder and for the three-needle bindoff.)
• US 11/7mm crochet hook
• Waste yarn; Stitch markers, 2 large buttons approx. 1.25 inch diameter