Hand knit tops are always a special beauty. Stitch patterns and beautiful yarn transform into something wonderful. The Serafina top is no exception, with gentle color changes and a lovely lace hem creating the base for a lovely garment. Knit it in Ravello, acotton and cashmere blend yarn with a slight halo that is super soft to wear. The marriage of fibers mean that you can enjoy this piece for multiple seasons throughout the year.
SIZES Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) Shown in Small size with 1” of positive ease.
MATERIALS Fibra Natura Ravello (75% cotton, 16% extra fine merino, 9% recycled cashmere; 50g/207 yds) • 101 Ocean Fog (MC) – 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls • 113 Nori (CC) – 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) Needle: US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16”, 24-32” circular and set of DPNs (or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences) or size needed to obtain gauge US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 24-32” circular (for Rnds 29-31 of Hem patt) Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn
GAUGE 26 sts x 32 rnds = 4” in Hem patt with smaller ndl 26 sts x 32 rnds = 4” in Stockinette st (St st) with smaller ndl Note: You may need to use two needle sizes if you cannot obtain gauge for each pattern using the same needle. Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES This tee is worked seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. The sleeves are worked first and then placed on stitch holders while the body is worked. The body and sleeves are joined at the underarm, then stitches are decreased to the neck.