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Saraswati Top Pattern

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The Saraswati Top can be made as a fitted top or a-line. It starts by using provisional cast-on to hold the stitches for the straps, then the top is worked from the top-down. I-cords are used for the straps.

PATTERN INFORMATION:
Top-down construction.
Worked in one piece with stitches being held on waste yarn or spare needle.
Sample shown in size 2 on 34” chest.

Materials: (NEEDLES)
Main Body: US 7 (4.5 mm) in 24”/61cm or length preferred.

Notions:
Scrap yarn (for provisional cast-on)
4 - Stitch markers (1 unique for BORM)
4 - Removable stitch markers
Darning needle

Finished size: 30 (32, 36, 40, 44) (50, 54, 58, 62)“ / 75 (80, 90, 100, 110) (125, 135, 145, 155)cm bust circumference
To be worn with 0 - 2” /0 - 5cm of positive ease

Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows = 4”/10cm with US 7 (4.5 mm) in stockinette stitch

Yarn:
For sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)

For Fitted Version:
260 (330, 485, 560, 645) (755, 875, 1000, 1110)yards
240 (300, 445, 515, 590) (690, 800, 915, 1015)m

For A-line Version:
395 (485, 705, 815, 935) (1080, 1235, 1405, 1555)yards
360 (440, 645, 745, 855) (990, 1130, 1285, 1425)m

Yarn used:
Blue Top: Purl Soho Morning. (DK Weight; 75% Organically Grown Cotton/25% Yak; 100g; 191 yards/ 175 meters). Color used: Dungarees Blue.

Tie-dyed Top: Wandering Flock Organic Pima Cotton DK. (DK Weight; 100% Organic Pima Cotton; 100g; 218 yards/ 199 meters). Color used: White.

Fitted Version: 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) (4, 5, 6, 6) skeins required
A-line Version: 2 (3, 4, 5, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) skeins required
Skills to explore: ribbing, shaping using m1/central double decrease, working flat, working in the round, i-cord bind-off & i-cord
You will get a PDF (14MB) file

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