knitscene Fall 2018: Margot Top
I love the versatility of patterns like the Margot Top from knitscene Fall 2018. This top is a three-season-spanning wardrobe essential that you’ll love making—the colorwork and beautifully trendy herringbone are sure to delight any knitter. Don’t be intimidated by the herringbone stitch. We’ve got your crafty back with a blog post from Project Editor Joni Coniglio and Assistant Editor Sarah Rothberg that offers the details you need to give herringbone a go!
You have a lot of options when it comes to the colors you use in this top. Manos del Uruguay Maxima comes in over 50 colors, so you can make this project truly one of a kind. The free-spirited and youthful nature of this top is what gets my attention. It’s something I could see myself, my younger cousins, and my mom all wearing and loving.
And, if you would like, you can easily change up the sleeves to either omit them and make this a tank or work them to the wrist to make this top fall/winter ready. You also have an abundance of styling options with this top: add a wide skirt over the top at the waist, pair it with jeans, layer it over a long-sleeve button-down shirt, or throw it on over a dress.
The essence of this piece is choice—from the layering options to the color selection, the Margot Top is sure to make your Top 10 Favorite Wardrobe Pieces list.
DESIGNER Laura Peters
FINISHED SIZE 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 40″; modeled with 5″ of positive ease.
YARN Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (100% Peruvian highland wool; 110 yd [101 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #24647 currant, 11 (12, 14, 15, 16, 17) skeins. Yarn distributed by Crafts Group LLC.
NEEDLES Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 20 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in rev St st; 18 sts of Sleeve chart = 2¼” wide; 16 sts of O Knot chart = 21⁄2″ wide; 48 sts of Cable chart = 6½” wide.