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The Ruffle Addendum

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CONSTRUCTION

This sleeveless top has gentle A-line shaping and a v-neck. You’ll knit flat from the bottom up and seam, then work an applied i-cord edging to trim the neck-line and armholes. An optional ruffle is worked by picking up and knitting stitches.

SIZES

To fit actual upper chest measurement: 29.5 (32.75, 36, 39.25) (42.5, 45.75, 49) (52.25, 55.5, 58.75) inches / 73.5 (81.5, 89.5, 98) [106, 114, 122] (130.5, 138.5, 146.5) cm

Finished full bust measurement, zipped: 29 (32.75, 37, 40.75) [45, 48.75, 53] (56.75, 61, 64.75) inches / 72.5 (82, 92.5, 102) [112.5, 122, 132.5] (142, 152.5, 162) cm

​Bust darts add length in front only: 1-5.5 inches / 2.5 -12 cm

YOUR BEST FIT

Choose the size closest to your upper chest measurement. Intended ease is approximately 1 inch / 2.5 cm at the full bust. For more information on choosing a size using your upper chest measurement, visit this blog post.

Photographed in size D with 1 inch / 2.5 cm of ease at the full bust, no short row shaping for the bust.
Download the complete schematic on the pattern webpage.

YARN

Sweet Sparrow Hummingbird

50% superwash, 50% silk 4-ply fingering weight; 438 yds (400 m) per 100 g skein. This is a silky, soft, smooth yarn with high drape and low loft. Shown in colorway Clove.

With Ruffle:

895 (1005, 1105, 1215) [1330, 1430, 1555] (1660, 1790, 1920) yds / 820 (915, 1010, 1115) [1215, 1305, 1425] (1515, 1635, 1755) m

3 (3, 3, 3) [4, 4, 4] (4, 5, 5) skeins

Without Ruffle:

765 (875, 970, 1080) [1190, 1290, 1410] (1515, 1645, 1770) yds / 705 (795, 890, 990) [1085, 1175, 1295] (1380, 1500, 1615) m

2 (2, 3, 3) [3, 3, 4] (4, 4, 5) skeins 4

GAUGE

30 sts and 40 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with size A needles

39 sts and 43 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in Half-twisted Rib with size B needles

NEEDLES

Size A: US size 4 / 3.5 mm needle, or as needed to obtain gauge, for working the body - straight or circular suitable.

Size B: US size 2 / 2.75 mm needle, or two sizes smaller than size A, for working the ribbing - straight or circular suitable. You will need two DPNs for working the optional i-cord ties.

Size C: US size 5 / 3.75 mm needle, or one size larger than size A, for working the optional ruffle – circular needle minimum 32 inches / 80 cm long.

Size D: US size 6 / 4 mm needle, or two sizes larger than size A, for working the optional ruffle – circular needle minimum 32 inches / 80 cm long.

NOTIONS

  • Stitch markers (at least two removable)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn

TECHNIQUES


  • Techniques used
  • Working directional shaping
  • Working a sloped bind-off (optional)
  • Seaming
  • Knitting on an i-cord edging
  • Knitting an i-cord (optional)
  • Knitting lace (optional)
  • Working German short rows (optional)
  • Recognizing a knit and purl on the needle

CREDITS

Photography: Hypnotic Imagery, LLC
Tech Edit: Heather Storta

For more information and tester credits, see: https://www.jpknitsthings.com/the-ruffle-addendum
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