Hyssop

hyssop main

Hyssop is inspired by the delicate wildflowers, crazy vines, and tall grasses that surround me in summer. In Vermont this is a short, intense season when all the plants strive to make the most of the daylight. The top echos the ephemeral wildflowers with petal shaped lace around the yoke while the flutter sleeves and hem remind me of leaves. But this is not a frilly little girl’s top. Rather it is designed for the spirit of the season; who knows her time is short and she must make the most of it. You can find more details, favorite, and queue it on Ravelry.

Hyssop preview

This pattern is available for sale for $7.00. Clicking the button above will take you to an automated paypal checkout where you can pay with credit/debit card or paypal balance. The download will automatically be e-mailed to you, and added to your Ravelry library if you have an account there. Thanks to Ravelry for making this feature available to members and non-members alike!

hyssop sleeve detail

This is knit top down in the round. The pattern allows for more fabric around the bust then across the back. The difference is taken up with bust decreases in the front only before the waist and hip shaping is worked. Finally the held stitches are picked up and flutter sleeves are worked on larger needles to provide drape and elegance.

Sample is knit of Kypria, a discontinued merino bamboo blend with 466yds per 113 g. I recommend another light fingering weight yarn with shine and drape. Look for blends of merino with silk or bamboo such as Knit Picks Gloss or Pandora by The Woolen Rabbit.

hyssop through the arch

The finished sizes listed are the actual bust measurements. I recommend knitting as close to your size as possible. If you’re between sizes choose a size smaller for negative ease.

hyssop back view

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