Ipswich

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Amanda Keep Williams

Hems at the bottom edge and funnel neck add elegance to Ipswich, a slightly shaped shell, knit in Seduce.

Shown in size Small


Sizes

Directions are for women's size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in  parentheses


Finished Measurements

Bust - 32(36-40-44-48-52)"

Length – 21½(22-23-23-24-24½)" with lower edge folded under


Materials

6(7-8-9-10-11) Hanks Berroco Seduce (40 grs), #4472 Black Walnut

Straight knitting needles, size 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

16" Length circular knitting needle, size 7 (4.50 mm)

2 St holders

1 St marker


Gauge

20 sts = 4"; 28 rows = 4" in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Back

With straight needles, cast on 80(90-100-110-120-130) sts.  Work even in St st for 2", end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for turning point.  Work even until piece measures 6(6-6½-6½-7-7)" from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K2, k2 tog, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 - 78(88-98-108-118-128) sts.  Rep this dec every 1½" twice more - 74(84-94-104-114-124) sts.  Work even until piece measures 11(11-11½-11½-12-12)" from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K2, M1k, k to last 2 sts, M1k, k2 - 76(86-96-106-116-126) sts.  Rep this inc every 1½" twice more - 80(90-100-110-120-130) sts.  Work even until piece measures 15(15-15½-15½-16-16)" from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 4(5-5-6-6-7) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows - 68(76-86-94-104-112) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every RS row 4(5-8-9-12-13) times - 60(66-70-76-80-86) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7½(8-8½-8½-9-9)", end on WS.

Shape Shoulders: Bind off 2(3-3-4-5-6) sts at beg of the next 4 rows, then 1(2-4-5-5-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows. Sl remaining 50 sts to holder for back neck.


Front

Work same as back until armholes measure 7½(8-8½-8½-9-9½)", end on WS - 60(66-70-76-80-86) sts.  Mark center 40 sts on last row.

Shape Shoulders and Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Bind off 2(3-3-4-5-6) sts, k to first marker, sl center 40 sts to holder for front neck, join another hank of yarn and k to end.  Working both sides at once, bind off 2(3-3-4-5-6) sts at beg of the next 3 rows, then 1(2-4-5-5-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows.  AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge EVERY row 5 times.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and k8 sts along left front neck edge, k40 sts from front holder, pick up and k8 sts along right front neck edge, then k50 sts from back holder - 106 sts.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Work even in St st (k EVERY rnd) until band measures 4".  Bind off.  Fold band in half to WS and sew in place.

Armhole Band:  With RS facing, using circular needle, pick up and k95(100-105-105-115-120) sts around entire armhole edge.  Knit 1 row.  Bind off.  Sew side and armhole band seams.  Fold lower edge 2" to WS at markers and sew in place.