Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Savannah Top-Down Pullover

This lovely top is designed to keep you comfortable in hot weather. It’s a simple, classic design, with an easy-to-work lace trim around the sleeves and the hem. The waist and hip shaping ensure that the top flatter your figure; the hips are slightly larger in circumference than the bust, so it won’t cling. As wth all Basix patterns, tips and measurements are given for those who want to tweak some of the shaping elements.

This pullover is worked from the top down, beginning at the back shoulders. The back is worked to the armholes, then placed on hold while the front is picked up from the back shoulders and worked to the armholes. Then the back and front are joined and the body is worked to the bottom edge, with waist and hip shaping. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked to the cuffs, with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve caps.

The lace trim pattern is presented in written format only.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Knitting in the round, lace knitting (trim only), increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, Japanese Short-Rows (explained in the pattern)

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

Finished Measurements: 26 (30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66)” bust

Materials: DK/Light worsted weight cotton/hemp/rayon blend: 575 (670, 755, 850, 935, 1045, 1150, 1250, 1380, 1475, 1630) yards. NOTE: If you plan to increase the length of the Body or Sleeves, be sure to purchase extra yarn. Model knit in Elsebeth Lavold Designer’s Choice Hempathy (41% cotton / 34% hemp / 25% rayon; 50 grams / 153 yards): color #055 Paris Green.

Needles and Notions: Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 24″ long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 12″ long; stitch markers in 2 colors; waste yarn; safety pins

Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 24 stitches and 33 rows = 4″/10 cm, blocked.

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