I feverishly knit this top the week of my due date and the last week before I had our son, Kai, and so it is lovingly named after him. The Kai Cotton Top features a subtle design in the body of the top which adds depth and dimension. The top is made with simple lace. It has a keyhole feature in the back and boatneck. Perfect for layering over jeans, skirts, dresses or shorts.
- Both cm and inches are used in measurements
- Chart and written instructions are provided for lace
- Written instructions for pattern
Materials you need at home:
- Main body: US 8 (5 mm) or size needed to meet gauge, 24" (61 cm) circular needles or longer as preferred for circular knitting.
- Sleeves: US 8 (5 mm) or size needed to meet gauge for small circumference knitting (magic loop or DPNs).
- Ribbing: US 6 (4 mm) or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle circular needles, 24” (61 cm) or longer as preferred for circular knitting.
- Ribbing for Sleeves: US 6 (4 mm) or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle for small circumference knitting (magic loop or DPNs).
- 700 yards (750, 850, 1000) (1110, 1230, 1400, 1550 yards) / 640m (686, 780, 915) (1020, 1130 1290, 1420m)
- Notions: small button, size D-3 (3.25mm) crochet hook, 1 stitch marker, darning needle, scissors, waste yarn
"Nalu" (pronounced nah-loo), is the Hawaiian word for the ocean's waves. The Hawaiian saying, 'Nalu it', translates to 'go with the flow'. As every person who learns to swim in the ocean knows, you don’t fight the waves, you ride them.
My goal is to design knitwear patterns that go with the flow.