Runway Top by Vanessa Ewing

Runway Top

December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Chevron patt on larger needle.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1680 - 2100 yards (1536 - 1920 m)
36½ (40½, 44½, 48½, 52½)" circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 36½"; modeled with ½" of negative ease.
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With a striking chevron pattern that mimics airport runway signage, the Runway Top is both vacation- and work-ready. This top is worked in two pieces from the bottom up and seamed. Simply select two of your favorite Mechita colors and prepare for a fun project.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 1

Finished Size 36½ (40½, 44½, 48½, 52½)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 36½”; modeled with ½“ of
negative ease.

Yarn Malabrigo Yarn Mechita (100% superwash merino wool; 420 yd (384 m)/3½ oz (100 g)): #83 water green (light green; MC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins; #880 hojas (dark green; CC), 2 skeins.

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir). Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 32 sts and 30 rows = 4” in Chevron patt on larger needle.

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  • This pullover is worked back and forth from the bottom up in two pieces and seamed.

  • To prevent color pooling, alternate skeins of yarn every two rows to blend the hand-dyed yarn.

  • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

  • When shaping the neck in the Chevron pattern, if you do not have enough stitches to work a full 16-stitch repeat, work these stitches in stockinette stitch (or garter stitch if you are on Row 7, 8, 19, or 20 of the pattern).