ANETTE ERIKSSON JEANS CRAZY GIRLS TOP

Anette Eriksson Jeans Crazy Girls Top Project

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 'Anette Eriksson' Jeans Crazy 4 (5-5-5-6) x 50g balls
  • A 4mm circular needle and 1 pair 4mm knitting needles, or size required to give correct tension.
  • 2 stitch-holders
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

MEASUREMENTS

Years 4 (6-8-10-12)

To Fit Underarm 60 (65-70-75-80) cm

Length To Shoulder (approx) 44 (47-50-53-56) cm

TENSION

22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4mm needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK AND FRONT (worked in one piece to armholes)

Using 4mm circular needle, cast on 144 (152-160-168-176) sts, placing first marker for side edge 36 (38-40-42-44) sts from beg and placing second marker after 72 (76-80-84-88) sts from 1st marker (other side edge), noting to move markers as you work and each round begins at centre back.

1st round - Knit.

2nd round - Purl.

Rep 1st and 2nd rounds once more.

5th round - Knit.

Rep last round until work measures 10 cm from beg.

Beg Shaping - Dec one st each side of markers (4 sts dec in all) in next round, then in foll 30th (30th-32nd-34th-38th) round � 136 (144-152-160-168) sts.

Cont without shaping until work measures 27 (29-31-33-35) cm from beg.

Next round - Knit to within 3 sts of first marker P6, knit to within 3 sts of second marker, P6, knit to end.

Next round Knit to within 7 sts of first marker, P4, cast off next 6 sts for armhole, P4, knit to within 7 sts of second marker, P4, cast off next 6 sts for armhole, P4, knit to end � 124 (132-140-148-156) sts.

Divide For Back and Front - Slip first and last 31 (33-35-37-39) sts on pair of 4mm needles for Back so that RS of work is facing for next row � 62 (66-70-74-78) sts.

Next row (RS) - K4, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 6 sts, K2tog, K4.

Next row - K4, purl to last 4 sts, K4.

Keeping 4 garter sts correct at each end, dec one st (as before) in next row, then in every foll alt row until 58 (60-62-64-66) sts rem.

Work 39 (41-41-41-43) rows without shaping.

Shape Back Neck - Next row - K16, cast off next 26 (28-30-32-34) sts, knit to end.

Cont on these 16 sts and dec one st at neck edge in 2nd row � 15 sts. Work 3 rows. Cast off rem sts for shoulder.

With WS facing, join yarn to rem sts and complete to correspond with other side of neck. Slip rem 62 (66-70-74-78) sts on pair 4mm needles for Front so that RS of work is facing for next row.

Next row (RS) - K4, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 6 sts, K2tog, K4.

Next row - K4, purl to last 4 sts, K4.

Keeping 4 garter sts correct at each end, dec one st (as before) in next row, then in every foll alt row until 58 (60-62-64-66) sts rem.

Work 4 (4-2-2-2) rows.

Next row (WS) - K4, P22 (23-24-25-26), K6, P22 (23-24-25-26), K4.

Divide For Front Opening - Next row (RS) - K29 (30-31-32-33), turn.

Cont on these 29 (30-31-32-33) sts.

Next row - K3, purl to last 4 sts, K4.

Keeping garter sts correct at each end, work 22 (24-24-24-24) rows.

Shape Neck - 1st row (RS) - Knit to last 8 (9-10-11-12) sts, turn, leave last 8 (9-10-11-12) sts on a stitch-holder.

Cont on these 21 sts and dec one st at neck edge in every foll alt row until 15 sts rem.

Work 3 (3-5-5-7) rows. Cast off rem sts.

With RS facing, join yarn to rem 29 (30-31-32-33) sts and knit to end.

Next row - K4, purl to last 3 sts, K3.

Keeping garter sts correct at each end, work 22 (24-24-24-24) rows.

Shape Neck 1st row (RS) - K8 (9-10-11-12), slip these sts on a stitch-holder, knit to end.

Cont on these 21 sts and dec one st at neck edge in every foll alt row until 15 sts rem.

Work 3 (3-5-5-7) rows. Cast off rem sts.

NECK EDGING

Using mattress st seam, join shoulder seams. With RS facing, slip 8 (9-10-11-12) sts from right front stitch-holder onto 4mm needle, knit up 50 (52-54-56-58) sts evenly around neck, then knit across st from left front stitch-holder � 66 (70-74-78-82) sts.

Knit 4 rows garter st. Cast off loosely knitways.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Sew in all ends.

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