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Today we’ve got a new yarn from our spring/summer collection for you! Seen as we’re just starting out in this new adventure into the yarn world, we’ve decided to focus on simple, classic and 100% natural yarns. Yarns that can become evergreen and be with us on this journey for years to come.
Cleopatra is exactly one of these. 50% linen – 50% cotton made up of several elements, is anything but ordinary, and gives a 3-D effect and movement to the yarn. To bring out these characteristics we’ve come up with easy and quick projects that are suitable for all kinds of different occasions.
Modelling for us this time is the gorgeous Giorgia, a hair stylist in her late thirties, with a natural, timeless and simple elegance, just like Cleopatra! She was free to personalize the two tops made with this yarn, how she felt best, matching them up with her favourite pieces and here’s the outcome. Don't know about you but we’re crazy about it!
All that’s left to do now, is show you the first project. So here it is!
Cleopatra Yarn col. Sand 300 g / 10.6 oz to be worked 3-ply
Lincoln yarn col. Lace 100 g / 3.5 oz
Lincoln yarn col. Moss 100 g / 3.5 oz
Knitting needle n° 5 EU / 8 US
Knitting needle n° 6 EU / 10 US
Crochet hook n°4 EU / G-6 US
4 stitch markers
20 x 20 cm: stockinette stitch 26 stitches x 36 rows
KNIT-CROCHET STITCHES USED
Rib stitch 1x1:
row 1, knit 1, purl 1
row 2, work the stitches as they appear
row 1 knit
row 2 purl
Work 2 together in a stitch from the previous row
The size of this piece is L.
Worked with 3 ply Cleopatra Colour. Sand.
The stitch marker is to mark the beginning of the armhole, so you’ll need 2 for the front and 2 for the back.
Cast on 50 stitches and with double needles n° 5 and work the rib stitch, *1st round knit 1, purl 1, 2nd round knit stitches as they appear*, repeat from * to * 3 times.
Continue as follows:
Row 1: knit 48, increase 1, knit 1
row 2: purl
row 3: knit 49, increase 1, knit 1
row 4: purl
row 5: knit 50, increase 1, knit 1
row 6: purl
row 7: knit 51, increase 1, knit 1
row 8: purl
row 9: knit 52, increase 1, knit 1
row 10: purl
row 11: knit 53, increase 1, knit 1
row 12: purl
row 13: knit 54, increase 1, knit 1
row 14: purl
row 15: knit 55, increase 1, knit 1
row 16: purl
row 17: knit 56, increase 1, knit 1
row 18: purl
row 19: knit 57, increase 1, knit 1
row 20: purl
row 21: knit 58, increase 1, knit 1
row 22: purl
row 23: knit 59, increase 1, knit 1
row 24: purl
row 25: knit 60, increase 1, knit 1
row 26: purl
row 27: knit 61, increase 1, knit 1
row 28: purl
row 29: knit 62, increase 1, knit 1
Continue with the stockinette stitch until the 69th row. Then proceed following the chart below, bearing in mind that the front is Colour. Moss.
Work as for the front but symmetrically, taking into account that in the chart below the back is pink.
Sew up the shoulders and the sides. Then in the open gap work the scallop edging as follows:
Round 1: * single crochet, 2 chain stitches, skip 1 double crochet *repeat from * to * for the whole length
round 2: 5 treble crochet in the arch, slip stitch in the following arch and repeat until the end of the round.
Now it’s time to create the fringes. Cut 42cm fringes with 2 strands of Lincoln Colour. Lace, 2 strands of Lincoln Colour. Moss, 1 strand of Cleopatra Colour. Sand and place them in position. The edge will remain on the bottom right while the fringe will be positioned on the left armhole.
We’re almost done. Finish off the collar and the arm holes with a round of double crochet.
It’s finished! If you ask me it’s gorgeous!
Why not have a go at making the other sleeveless top we created using Cleopatra? It’ll be worth it! Get the free pattern here.