Tropical doesn’t have to mean bright colors! Inspired by black and white tilework, Areca is a joy to knit. It features bold patterning throughout. The modern silhouette makes this top easy to pair with anything for a fresh look that works on vacation or for a day at the office.
SIZES A (B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K) Shown in C size with 6” of positive ease.
Needles: US Size 5 (3.75 mm) straight or size needed to obtain gauge US Size 4 (3.5 mm) straight and 32-40” circular (to accommodate large number of sts) or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn
GAUGE 25 sts x 50 rows = 4” in Mosaic patt with larger ndl 25 sts x 50 rows = 4” in garter st with smaller ndl Save time check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES This top is knit flat in pieces and requires no seaming. The front and back panels are first worked flat. The shoulders are joined using the three-needle bind-off. Then, stitches are picked up along the left and right sides to create an edging and side panels. The sides are joined using the three-needle bind-off.