Bell Sleeve Top
Color Shown: Saturn
Skill Level - 4 Intermediate to Advanced Knitters
600 yds (4 Skeins) Tie Dyed Viscose
600 yds of Springy Capelli (or Kid Mohair)
Bumble Bee 150 yds, Cotton Ribbon 150 yds, Lurex Ribbon 75 yds
Instructions are for size Small (Medium, Large)
Chest: 34" (36, 38)
Length: 16" (16.5, 17)
US #10.5 or #11, 29"
Circular Needles - to give correct gauge
US size ̉HÓ crochet hook
* Gauge:11 sts = 4" ~ 13 rows = 4"
Back: CO 53 sts. Starting with row 1 of seeded rib Work in pattern until back measures 5'', ending with a WS row.
Begin Armhole Shaping (leaving 4 edge stitches in pattern on both edges, dec 2 sts at each side, next row and every 6th row 5 times (29 sts). When work measures 12" from beginning (ending with WS row) begin shaping neck and shoulders. Work across 7 sts, BO center 15 sts, finish working remaining 7 sts.
Next row: (WS) work across to neck edge, dec 1 st.
Next row: dec 1 st at neck edge. BO rem 5 sts. Work other shoulder to match.
Left front: CO 29 sts. Work in pattern until 3" long, ending with a RS row.
Next row: (WS), using cable cast on, CO 22 sts, work these 22 sts (in pattern), place marker, work rem 29 sts across row. Be sure to stay in pattern as established. Work two rows even.
Begin neck shaping (RS): Work across to 6 sts before marker, dec one st, continue until 4 sts after marker, dec 1 st, finish row in pattern. Continue in this manner decreasing at the collar side of the marker a total of 8 times and at the body side of the marker a total of 9 times.
At the same time: When piece measures 5" from bottom edge, dec 2 sts at armhole edge (leaving 4 edge sts in pattern) next row and every 6th row 5 times (15 sts when all decreases are done). Work on these sts until front is same length as back. RS row: BO 5 sts of shoulder, place rem 10 sts on holder.
Right front. Work to match left front, reversing shaping.
Sleeves: (Make two) CO 52 sts. Work in 3 X 1 Rib Pattern. Begin decreesing every 2 rows to 37 sts 60 rows or until 20" long (or desired length ) to underarm. Begin raglan sleeve shaping on sleeve. Work decreases 4 sts in from edges as on the body of sweater. Dec 2 sts at each end of next row and every 4th row 7 more times, 5 sts rem. BO.
Finishing: Sew shoulder sts together. Ease sleeve into armhole then sew sleeve and side seams.
Hem Band: Picking up stitches at the bottom edge of the front and back hem. Working in 2x2 ribstitch knit band for 5" BO
Collar: Working over the 10 sts that were on the holders, keeping in pattern, work collar until it will fit to center back. Do the same on the other front collar sts. Graft collar at center back and sew side of collar band to neck.
Edge Finishing: With Lurex Ribbon crochet two rows begining at the right center front hem, trimming around collar and finishing at the left center front hem. Sew on Button to Front..