For our first summer top knit-a-long we will knit Midori Hirose's flowy, flattering Ranunculus top. This lovely piece has been on our list for a while - it is so feminine and we know it will be a favorite layer for summer days and warmer evenings in the mountains. The Ranunculus can be knit out of many different yarns, from light fingering to DK weight, from linen to mohair to merino to cashmere. Hold a sock yarn with a mohair for a dreamy, drapey option. Choose something speckled for a fun twist.
Search our yarn ideas for Ranunculus here.
This is a super top for a knit-a-long; we'll be knitting the same pattern, which includes a choice of two necklines and three sleeve options, but everyone's fabric will be so unique.
We will start knitting on Saturday, June 6th at 1:30 and meet every Saturday in June. We will meet virtually as necessary and if there’s demand for that!
We request that you purchase your yarn from Maker+Stitch for this knit-a-long. Thank you.
Yarn: Lace, light fingering to worsted weight yarn. The degree of transparency depends on the weight of yarn.
Sizes: One size (XS–M) in the pattern, finished bust circumference is 50 ¾“. Positive Ease = 14 to 22 inches.
Larger bust size pattern: There is a separate modification pattern for larger bust size. Finished bust circumference: 55 (57 1⁄2, 59 1⁄2, 61 3⁄4, 63, 65 1⁄4)“, to fit an actual bust circumference of: 38 (40, 42, 44, 46, 48)”.
Yardage: 400 m (438 yds) for short sleeves, 560 m (613 yds) for long sleeves, excluding yarn for knitting swatch. For larger bust circumference purchase additional yardage.