The Cotton Candy Top is ready for testknitting!

The Cotton Candy Top is ready for testknitting!

Who’s in for some spring feeling? Combine it with joyful colours and a sprinkle of quick results, et voilà : The Cotton Candy Top is born!

The top is designed with lots of ease, all the way from the lower waist up to the chest, making for enough space for all these COVID-pounds … (I don’t know about you, but NONE of my usual summer outfits fit me right now!). But initially, the ease was not designed for these nasty love handles that came along last year, but to make it light and breezy when the sun is at its highest point.

The two samples were knit using BC Garn’s Alba, a 100% cotton yarn that is GOTS certified and comes in a large range of colours.

The testknit is open for beginners as well as more advanced knitters, since my aim is always to design in a way that is accessible to everyone. Deadline of the testknit : March 30, 2021.

Here are the details:

Needle size

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Sizes

2XS, XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL, 3XL]

Size guide – to fit:

BUST CIRC.:

81; 86 (91; 96; 101) [106; 111; 116] cm
32; 34 (36; 38; 40) [42; 44; 46]”

Size guide – finished measurements

BUST CIRC.: 86, 91 (96, 101, 106) [111, 116, 121] cm // 34, 36 (38, 40, 42,) [44, 46, 48]”

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 22 sts x 31 rows in stockinette stitch on 3.5 mm (US 4) needle

Materials

1 thread 4-ply or sport yarn

Yarn used in model (size S):

BC Garn Alba (100% cotton, GOTS labelled) – 50 g // 160 m / 175 yds :

Colour 1 (dark pink) – 2, 2, (2, 2, 2) [2, 2, 2] skeins

Colour 2 (pink) – 2, 2, (2, 2, 2) [2, 2, 2] skeins

Colour 3 (light pink) – 1, 1 (1, 1, ) [2, 2, 2] skeins

Meters C1: 235, 247 (259, 271, 283) [296, 308, 320] m

Meters C2: 206, 219 (231, 244, 257) [270, 282, 295] m

Meters C3: 105, 120 (135, 146, 158) [171, 187, 197] m

Yardage C1: 247, 270 (283, 296, 310) [324, 337, 350] m

Yardage C2: 225, 240 (253, 267, 281) [295, 309, 323] m

Yardage C3: 115, 131 (148, 160, 173) [187, 201, 216] m

2 markers  /  stitch holders or scrap yarn  / tapestry needle


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