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Smock Top Sweater
The Smock Top Sweater first appeared in Knotions online magazine. It features a form-flattering ribbed body topped by feminine smocking. The turtleneck is knit with ever-increasing sizes of needles to drape softly at the neck line.
Knit from the bottom up, the body’s 2×2 ribbing flows seamlessly into the smocking pattern that adorns the chest. At the top of the smocking, the ribs flow up to match at the shoulder, making for a pretty join.
The merino content of Rowan Classic Yarns’ Cashsoft DK creates a soft sweater, while the cashmere gives it warmth without excess weight.
The traditional style of the Smock Top Sweater lends itself well to dressing up (maybe with pretty black slacks?) or dressing down (paired with jeans for cozy fall and winter gatherings). Its versatility makes it useful in a time when we are all trying to get the most out of our garments.
I hope you’ll find this sweater a joy to create and comfortable to wear.
Finished Bust Size 30 (34, 38, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53)” / 76 [86.5, 96.5, 105.5, 115.5, 125.5, 135.5] cm
Length 22.5 (23, 23.5, 23.75, 24, 24.5, 25)” / 57 [58.5, 59.5, 60.5, 61, 62, 63.5] cm
Shown in size 34”
Rowan Yarns Classic Cashsoft DK (57% extra fine merino, 33% acrylic microfiber, 10% cashmere, 142 yards/130 meters/50 grams) ball band gauge for purposes of substitution: 22 sts/30 rows = 4” (refer to Pattern Gauge for knitting the sweater); Shade 505 – Mist; 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) balls