E02

POLO TOP Suitable for ESTELLE Young Touch DK or Mystik DK

MEASUREMENTS AND MATERIALS

 

To fit bust sizes 32 34 36 38 40 42 in

(close fitting) 81 86 91 97 102 107 cm

 

Length from shoulder 20 21 21 22 22 22 in

52.5 53.5 54.5 56 56.5 57 cm

 

Yarn requirements 6 7 8 8 9 9 50g balls

 

1 pair size 3 mm (UK9-USA5) and 1 pair size 4mm (UK8-USA6) knitting needles or the size of needles to give correct tension.

Stitch holders.

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IMPORTANT

These yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Estelle cannot accept responsibility for the finished garment if any yarn other than the recommended yarn is used.

 

NOTES

Instructions are given for 32 in or 81 cm, larger sizes in square brackets.

Where only one figure is given this applies to all sizes.

We suggest you underline all the figures for the size you require before knitting.

 

TENSION

Equivalent to a basic tension of 22 sts and 30 rows to 4 in or 10cm measured over stst on size 4mm needles or the size of needles to give correct tension.

It is important to check your tension before starting the garment, therefore knit a tension square. If there are less sts or rows to 4 in or 10 cm than stated, change to thinner needles. If there are more sts or rows to 4 in or 10 cm than stated, change to thicker needles.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

K = knit; P = purl; st(s) = stitch(es); inc = increase(ing); dec = decrease(ing); in = inch(es); cm = centimetres; mm = millimetres; g = gram; sl = slip; beg = begin(ning); rep = repeat; alt = alternate; rem = remain(ing); stst = stocking stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl); cont = continue; foll = following;approx=approximately; DK = double knitting; 0 = no stitches, or rows to be worked for this size; tog = together;

 

BACK

Using 4 mm needles cast on 106[114 : 118 : 122 : 130 : 134] sts.

1st Row (Right side): K2, *P2, K2, rep from * to end.

2nd Row: P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end.

1st and 2nd rows form rib.

Cont in rib until work measures 12 in or 32.5 cm from beg, ending with a wrong side row.

 

Shape Armholes

Cast off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then foll 3 alt rows. = 84[92 : 96 : 100 : 108 : 112] sts.**

Cont straight in rib until armholes measure 7[7 : 8 : 8 : 8 : 9] in or 18.5[19 : 20.5 : 21.5 : 22 : 23] cm from beg of shaping, ending with a wrong side row.

 

Shape Neck

Next Row: Rib 31[34 : 36 : 37 : 41 : 42], turn.

Complete first side as follows:

*** Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows. = 27[30 : 32 : 33 : 37 : 38] sts.

Rib 1 row.

Cast off in rib.

Sl center 22[24 : 24 : 26 : 26 : 28] sts onto a st holder.

With right side facing rejoin yarn at neck edge of rem 31[34 : 36 : 37 : 41 : 42] sts and rib to end.

Complete second side to correspond with first side from ***.

 

FRONT

Work exactly as given for Back to **.

Cont straight in rib until work is 26[26 : 28 : 28 : 30 : 30] rows shorter than Back to shoulder, ending with a wrong side row.

 

Shape Neck

Next Row: Rib 35[38 : 40 : 41 : 45 : 46], turn.

Complete first side as follows:

**** Dec 1 st on next 5 rows, then foll 3 alt rows. = 27[30 : 32 : 33 : 37 : 38] sts.

Work 14[14 : 16 : 16 : 18 : 18] rows straight.

Cast off in rib.

Sl center 14[16 : 16 : 18 : 18 : 20] sts onto a st holder.

With right side facing rejoin yarn at neck edge of rem 35[38 : 40 : 41 : 45 : 46] sts and rib to end.

Complete second side to correspond with first side from ****.

 

NECKBAND

With a backstitch join right shoulder seam.

Using 3 mm needles and with right side facing rejoin yarn and pick up and K26[26 : 28 : 28 : 30 : 30] sts evenly from left side of front neck, K14[16 : 16 : 18 : 18 : 20] sts from center

front, pick up and K24[26 : 26 : 28 : 28 : 30] sts evenly from right side of

front neck and 6 sts evenly from right side of back neck K22[24 : 24 : 26 : 26 : 28] sts from center back, then pick up and K6 sts evenly from left side of back neck. = 98[104 : 106 : 112 : 114 : 120] sts.

1st Row: K0[1 : 0 : 0 : 0 : 1], P2[2 : 1 : 0 : 0 : 2], *K2, P2, rep from * to last 0[1 : 1 : 0 : 2 : 1] sts, K0[1 : 1 : 0 : 2 : 1].

2nd Row: P0[1 : 1 : 0 : 2 : 1], *K2, P2, rep from * to last 2[3 : 1 : 0 : 0 : 3] sts, K2[2 : 1 : 0 : 0 : 2], P0[1 : 0 : 0 : 0 : 1].

These 2 rows set position of rib.

Rep last 2 rows until work measures 2 in or 5 cm from beg.

Change to 4 mm needles and cont in rib until work measures 5 in or 12.5 cm from beg.

Cast off fairly loosely in rib.

 

ARMHOLE BANDS (Both Alike)

With a backstitch join left shoulder seam and seam of polo, reversing this seam so that seam is underneath when polo neck is folded back.

Using 3 mm needles and with right side facing rejoin yarn and pick up and K94[98 : 102 : 110 : 114 : 114] sts evenly from armhole edge (approx 3 sts from every 4 rows along straight edge and 1 st from every st and row from shaped edges).

Beg with 2nd row work 3 rows in rib.

Cast off in rib.

 

TO MAKE UP

Do not press.

With a backstitch join side seams and armhole band seams.

See ball band for washing instructions.

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