Moss is a meshy top that adds texture to your wardrobe from spring to autumn, think beach in the summer and layers in the autumn...
The hem rests neatly on the hips while the mesh skims over your curves.
Knit from the top down the shoulders are joined by a provisional cast on. The chest is knit flat joining under the arms and then knit in the round. The sleeve and neckline ribbing is added after blocking.
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There is 5cm (2") positive ease built into the top. Choose your size by your 'actual bust'. Or use the finished garment measurements on the pattern.
You need to knit and *block* a swatch of Eyelet Moss to ensure you have the right gauge. As a lace it is much smaller before blocking, the wearer might not even squeeze into it prior to blocking. I have a great tutorial on making this gauge swatch accurately on my blog.
Needles & Notions
Ribbing 3.5 mm (4 US) circular needle.
Eyelet Moss Pattern 5 mm (8 US) circular needle
Scrap yarn or st holders,
2 st markers
Pins for blocking
To fit actual bust of:
71 (81, 91, 101, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152) cm
28 (32, 36, 393/4, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)"
Gauge (Change needles if necessary to obtain gauge*).
Eyelet Moss Stitch on 5mm needles: Blocked = 17st, 28r/10cm/4"
1 x 1 ribbing on 3.5mm needles: 22sts, 26 rows/10cm/4" when slightly stretched.
8ply/dk (Choose a cotton or cotton/silk/bamboo blend with drape)
Shown here in Cascade Ultra Pima - Emerald
480 (550, 630, 700, 770, 890, 940, 1030, 1100) m
525 (600, 690, 765, 845, 975, 1030, 1125, 1200) y
Blocked Eyelet Moss Stitch
17 stitches, 28 rows / 10cm/ 4"
900 yards of DK weight