The Alight Top was inspired by my young daughter’s love of two things: birds and bright colors. Simple cables, reminiscent of birds in flight, are sprinkled across the garment to create a lovely, textured fabric. These cables pair beautifully with the most variegated or speckled yarns, so this is the perfect project for your rainbow-colored skeins! For a more classic result, choose a solid or semi-solid colorway.
The body is knit in the round from the hem upwards. The front and back are divided and worked flat with the addition of extra stitches for grown-on sleeves. A classic wide boatneck makes this top easy to slip over a child’s head, but please swatch (and block!) the Texture pattern to ensure the neckline has the correct finished width. An i-cord edging on the sleeves and slipped stitches at the neck edge give the top a professional polish while also reducing your finishing work!
Baby/Child Sizes: 12 months (2T, 4, 6, 8, 10)
Finished Chest Circumference:
21 (22, 23, 25, 26, 28)” / 53.25 [56, 58.5, 63.5, 66, 71] cm
Fingering-weight yarn at 437 yds [400 m] per approx 100 g [3.5 oz]: 425 (525, 605, 710, 815, 935) yds / 390 [480, 555, 650, 745, 855] m
» The Alight Top is meant to be worn next to the skin, or with a thin layer underneath, so choose a size with 0-2” of positive ease.
» 2T size shown on a 2-year old with 1” of positive ease
» Sample shown in Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn (90% merino wool, 10% nylon; 437 yds [400 m] per approx 100 g [3.5 oz]): “Piggy Bank.”
US 2 (2.75 mm): 16 (16, 16, 24, 24, 24)” / 40 [40, 40, 60, 60, 60] cm circular needle and DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauges
Stitch markers; cable needle; waste yarn or stitch holders; yarn needle
30 sts / 43 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in st st, after blocking
31 sts / 43 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Texture patt, after blocking
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