Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dragon Tonic Top knitting pattern.

My second pattern in the "Potions!" series is available. Dragon Tonic Top is a light short sleeved sweater perfect for the warm Summer. Why Dragon Tonic you ask? Because the texture reminds you of a healthy dragon! An easy top down sweater you'll have fun to knit and love to wear.

sample of knit tee in brown cotton acrylic lammy yarns corrida
You can get your copy of the pattern in my Ravelry store. There's a launching offer until May 10, 2013 (Ravelry only). With coupon code POTIONS2 you'll get a 20% discount.

Or you can get it here for $5.50

Before listing the technical info, a few words about the sample knitting. It's made in Lammy Yarns Corrida, a super soft cotton/acrylic blend (you can use any fingering weight yarn, cotton or a cotton blend is a good choice for  summer). When it came to knitting the neckline I ran out of yarn. The LYS ran out of this color. So, I had to wait until the next delivery. My tech editor got worried about delays. However, I think I made it soon enough to let everyone time to knit it for the coming summer. Over here it's still pretty cool: I had planned an outdoors photo shooting, but 7°C was definitely too cold to pose.

Technical info:

Finished size bust: 26 (29, 33, 36, 39, 43) inches
To fit bust: 28 (31, 35, 38, 41, 45) inches
Total length (can easily be adjusted): 19 (19 1/2, 20 1/2, 21 1/2, 22 1/2, 23) inches

Skills used: knit/purl in the round, increase/decrease, provisional cast on, back loop cast on, picking up stitches.

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn (cotton or cotton blend suggested): 750 (800, 850, 900, 950, 1000) yards
A few yards of waste yarn (for provisional cast on and holding stitches)

Gauge: 24 stitches x 34 rows = 4" in stockinette on larger needles.

Tools: Size US 6 / 4 mm (or size to get gauge) and US 4 / 3.5 mm (or 0.5 mm smaller) DPNs and 24" circular (you may prefer to use a 32" circular for largest sizes); tapestry needle; scissors; 3 stitch markers (2 + 1 different).