by Caitlin Hunter
The Soldotna Crop is a top-down circular yoke sweater that features stranded colorwork. I designed this sweater with Portland’s unpredictable spring weather in mind. I look forward to layering this little top over linen dresses as well high-waisted skirts and pants. The design can easily be lengthened if crops aren’t your style, instructions are included in the pattern. This design is simple enough for an adventurous beginner, yet still engaging for advanced knitters. Best of all, the cropped length and sleeveless style make this a super quick and gratifying project. The body length is easily adjustable, keep in mind changes will alter the yardage required.
Finished circumference at bust: 32.75 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48, 52.5, 56)”
Colors used in sample:
Needles (suggested sizes)
You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round.
Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.
Yardage: Note that yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.
Measurements given are for the finished garment. This sweater is designed to fit with 2-4.5” 5-11.5 cm of positive ease at the bust and 1” 2.5 cm of positive ease at the upper arm.
See size chart on page 5 for complete fit details.
Sample pictured is a size M on a model with a 36” 91.5 cm bust, worn with 4” 10 cm of positive ease.
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X
Finished circumference at bust:
32.75 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48, 52.5, 56)”
83 (92.5, 101.6, 112.5, 122, 133, 142, 152.5) cm
Finished sleeve circumference at upper arm:
11 (11, 11.5, 13, 14.5, 16, 18)”
28 (28, 29.5, 33, 37, 40.5, 46) cm