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Melrose Kit

£76.00£152.00

Melrose is a stunning short-sleeved yoke top featuring asymmetrical floral motifs and a gracefully high neckline. This exquisite design offers a delightful departure from traditional Fair Isle colorwork and is destined to become a summer wardrobe essential. Knitted seamlessly from the top-down, the circular yoke transitions to a textured slipped stitch pattern for the body, finished with a narrow hem ribbing. Designed by Sophie Lucente, this charming knitting project shines whether it is crafted in multiple hues or serene monochrome. Elevate your ...

Melrose is a stunning short-sleeved yoke top featuring asymmetrical floral motifs and a gracefully high neckline. This exquisite design offers a delightful departure from traditional Fair Isle colorwork and is destined to become a summer wardrobe essential. Knitted seamlessly from the top-down, the circular yoke transitions to a textured slipped stitch pattern for the body, finished with a narrow hem ribbing. Designed by Sophie Lucente, this charming knitting project shines whether it is crafted in multiple hues or serene monochrome. Elevate your handmade wardrobe with Melroseโ€”a timeless masterpiece that celebrates the beauty of nature, art, and creative expression.

Knitted with five shades of Amble, a blend of Easy-wash Merino wool, Easy-wash alpaca, and recycled nylon, this design exemplifies sustainable luxury. This fingering-weight yarn is chlorine-free and AOX-free, offering an environmentally conscious choice for machine-washable wool. The resulting fabrics are irresistibly soft, making Amble the perfect companion for lightweight designs like Melrose.

Kit contains:

  • 2โ€“4 hanks and 5โ€“10 minis of The Fibre Co. Amble

Please note: You can purchase a copy of the pattern externally here.

Yarn:

The Fibre Co. Amble (70% Easy-wash Merino wool, 20% Easy-wash alpaca, 10% recycled nylon, 325 m (355 yd) per 100 g hank) in shade White Heather (MC) โ€“ 2(2, 3, 3, 3)(3, 4, 4, 4, 4) hanks.

The Fibre Co. Amble Minis (70% Easy-wash Merino wool, 20% Easy-wash alpaca, 10% recycled nylon, 81 m (88 yd) per 25 g mini) in shades Buttermere (CC1), Yellow Earl (CC2), Wild Rose (CC3), Hollyberry (CC4), and Catbells (CC5) โ€“ each (CC) using 1(1, 2, 2, 2)(2, 2, 2, 2, 2) mini(s).

Colors:

Photographs show the top in the shades White Heather (MC), Buttermere (CC1), Yellow Earl (CC2), Wild Rose (CC3), Hollyberry (CC4), and Catbells (CC5) where CC1 is used for the leaves, CC5 is used for the stems, and CC2, CC3, and CC4 are used for the flowers.

Sizes and measurements:

1(2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
The given sizes are called Sizes 1โ€“10 and are referred to as XS(S, M, L, XL)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
Finished chest circumference (at underarm): 95.1 (108.1, 117.3, 129.3, 135.8)(146.9, 157.5, 164.9, 173.6, 182.9) cm [37.5 (42.5, 46.2, 50.9, 53.5) (57.8, 62, 64.9, 68.4, 72) in]

Photographs show the garment knit in Size 2 on a model with a chest circumference of 81 cm (32 in).

Recommended ease:

Designed with 10โ€“25.5 cm (4โ€“10 in) of positive ease at the chest and 2.5 cm (1 in) at the arms.

Needles and notions required:

  • 4mm (US 6) circular needles
  • 3.5mm (US 4) circular needles
  • 4mm (G) crochet hook

Techniques used:

  • Long Tail Cast-On
  • Warp & Turn Short Rows
  • Stretchy Bind-Off
  • Underarm gussets
  • Stranded colorwork
  • Crochet braid (optional)

Notes:

This pattern includes a chart for the yoke design.

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