Whirlwind Top by Amy Gunderson

Whirlwind Top

Knitting
December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st; 16 sts and 26 rows = 4" in Lace patt.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
786 - 1572 yards (719 - 1437 m)
32 (36¼, 40½, 44¾, 48, 52¼)" circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 36¼"; modeled with 6¼" of positive ease.
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The Whirlwind Top is all about relaxation and mindfulness—focus on your breathing while this top (almost) knits itself. It’s worked in the round from the top down and features a simple lace pattern at the hem and raglan armholes, making it a wonderful travel project.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 32 (36¼, 40½, 44¾, 48, 52¼)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 36¼”; modeled with 6¼“ of positive ease.

Yarn Fibra Natura Unity (36% wool, 28% cotton, 18% linen, 18% bamboo; 262 yd (240 m)/3½ oz (100 g)): #108 silver blue, 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) balls. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” and 32” circular (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 19 sts and 28 rows = 4” in St st; 16 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Lace patt.

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NOTES

  • This top is worked in the round from the top down.