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Spring Sorrel by Wool and Pine

April 10, 2021

Spring Sorrel by Wool and Pine

A new yarn collection deserves a new top to be made! When I saw Spring Sorrel by Wool an Pine I knew this was the one!

Knitted from the top down in the round, there are great videos provided for the dip stitch and awesome fit videos to help you choose the size and fit that's right for you.

The designers recommend a 0" to negative 4" ease from your fullest bust measurement. If you are smaller chested like myself they recommend to go with negative 4" and that's what I did. 

I made size 30" and added 3 inches to the length as I have a long torso. I also added short rows to the neckband ribbing. My body shape really needs short rows in circular yokes, partly I think because I have a smaller chest and a slightly rounded top back. 

I also decided to use kfb (knit front back) for the increases - I find this distorts the tension less but only decided this a few repeats in!

And what's the new yarn? A 50% silk/ 50% merino Sport weight blend, perfect for Spring/ Summer tops! I've launched the collection in nine colours to celebrate the coming of Spring. 

I've included some sprinkle colourways in the yarn, and here is what they look like knitted up in reverse stockinette. (PistachioTwist is not a sprinkle but a tonal varigated, I fancied knitting a sample of this one too though!)

Four swatches of reverse stockinette
I choose MintBliss colourway to make mine, and even with the 3" added to the length I only used 450m/ 492y compared to the suggested 505m required. 

 

If you'd like to make this top too, here are the suggestions for the yarn requirement vs CakeQuarter requirement for you to order. The finished bust measurement below refers to the finished garment measurement. Measure your fullest bust and choose the size which is 0" to negative 4" smaller. For example, if your bust measures 41" then the suggestion is for you to make the 38" garment. 
Finshed Bust Pattern requirement CakeQuarters Meters
26" 455m 7 525m
30" 505m 7 525m
35" 550m 8 600m
38" 595m 9 675m
41" 640m 9 675m
45" 715m 10 750m
48" 775m 11 825m
51" 830m 12 900m
54" 895m 13 975m
57" 925m 13 975m
61" 985m 14 1050m
63" 1050m 15 1125m
67" 1097m 16 1200m
Here are the nine colours to choose from, order yours here
Nine cakes of silk merino naturally dyed yarn



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