summerknits Rendezvous Top
The Rendezvous Top is a beautiful summer top with a lace pattern on the yoke, knitted in a lovely summer yarn. It is knitted from the top down, with circular yoke increases included in the chart. You might have seen the Rendezvous Sweater before, which was created for the book Modern Embroidery On Knitwear and Other Clothing, and we have now created a lighter summer version of the sweater. The fun lace pattern is almost addicting, so the top almost knits itself. If you want to add a little something extra, you can embroider on some beautiful summer flowers! You can either go for a soft, neutral color, or go for a bright color such as cobalt blue, coral, or a statement green, which gives a really fresh detail to the summer top.
Bust circumference- measure yourself before you choose your size 84 (92) 97 (101) 112 (121) 130 (142) cm Length, measured mid-back 51 (53) 55 (57) 58 (62) 63 (63) cm Gauge 20 stitches/10 cm on 4 mm needles Suggested needles 3 mm circular needle (40 cm) 4 mm circular needle (40 and 80 cm) Yarn Sandnes Garn Line Yarn amount 300 (300) 350 (350) 400 (400) 450 (500) g Yarn alternatives Sandnes Garn Duo, Un-told Cotton Merino, Pickles Sommerull Remember to check your gauge, and that the meterage can vary in other yarns.
About the pattern The Rendezvous Top is knitted from the top down, so you begin with the neckband, and the yoke is formed according to a chart. Afterwards, the sleeve stitches are put to rest while the body is knitted in stockinette stitch. We recommend to use the Italian cast-off method or another elastic cast-off on the body, which will give you a comfortable result for a summer top, since cotton yarn can often cause the cast-off edge to be tight when the normal cast-off method is used. Finally the sleeves are knitted, one at a time. As long as you don’t cast off too tightly on the sleeves, it’s fine to cast off knit over knit and purl over purl, but you can choose to use the Italian cast-off here as well. After washing, the top expands a bit in width due to the lace pattern on the yoke, which can cause it to lose some length compared to before washing.