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Esperanza - summer top

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“Oh Esperanza!’ said Isabel, jumping up and down and clapping.’I think my heart is dancing.”
― Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising

Let Esperanza keep you dancing in warm weather!

This is a pattern for a crop top with short sleeves and a scoop neckline. It is worked from the top down and in the round with a circular yoke. There is a simple Bobble detail over the body created by increases and decreases and lace border on both body and sleeves. The sleeve and bottom edges will open up with a bit of a flare, when blocked, due to the lacework. You may, also, work the simple crochet edge around the neckline, for a bit of added colour.

You may wear this top fitted or loose with 4in/10cm pos. ease. You may lengthen body or sleeves, but this will increase yarn amounts.

Silk Cotton Heather by, Wolle’s Yarn Creations
Sport; 70% Cotton, 15% Silk, 15% Merino
320yds (292.5m) / 100g
If working the simple crochet neck detail use:
Color Changing Cotton by, Wolle’s Yarn Creations; Fingering; 100% Cotton
480yds (439m) / 100g
approx. yarn amounts:
Silk Cotton Heather - 2 (2, 2, 3) 3, 3, 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) balls
Cotton fingering for neck detail - 15yds (14m)
3.25mm (us no 3), 3.75mm (us no 5), and 4.0mm (us no 6) circular needles; 29in/74cm
4.0mm crochet hook for crochet detail (optional)
22 sts x 28 rnds = 4in/10cm over stockinette on 3.75mm needles
approximate finished chest sizes:
1 (2, 3, 4) 5, 6, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11)
35 (37, 39.25, 41.5) 43.5, 45.75, 48 (50, 54.5, 56.75, 61) in/ 87 (93, 98, 103.5) 109, 114.5, 119 (125.5, 138.5, 144, 155) cm
additional tools:
needle to weave in ends, st markers (5), st holders/waste yarn
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