Summer Solstice

Introducing the Summer Solstice Adult Blouse! This is yoke top sweater with leaf detailing, for someone with the greenest thumb! Make it in cotton with short sleeves for warm summer nights, or bring the summer into cooler months with acrylic or wool and long sleeves! The possibilities are endless! The leaf detailing also comes with picture instructions for ease of use. 

This is an intermediate design, second in my Nature series (See the Spring Equinox HERE!). The leaf designs add a simple touch of nature to this lovely top! This fitted sweater is sure to be a staple in your closet! 

You can find the pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy!

Yarn:

You can use any DK weight yarn, and you’ll need 875-2200 yards, depending on your personal preference of sleeve and bodice length. I used Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK, and it came out beautifully to show off that texture! I also like anti-pilling yarns for clothing, because it holds up so well to daily wear and tear – no felting over time like so many of my wool sweaters.

Inspiration:

This top is the second in my Nature Series! I love trees and growing things, so the leaves around the collar is right up my alley. Also, the body pattern is made to mimic vines crossing, so every aspect of this top screams SUMMER!

Construction:

This lovely yoke top pullover comes in sizes from Small (32″) to 5XL (60″)!!! There’s NO seaming (I hate to sew), and very few color changes, so not too many ends to weave in, either! You will need a basic understanding of the crochet stitches chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, and Yarn-Under Half double crochet, as well as cluster stitches. The beautiful leaves around the collar are explained in picture instruction.

Supplies: 

DK Yarn (I used Premier Anti-Pilling DK): 875-2200 yards

5mm hook

Finished measurements: 

S: Fits up to 32” bust 

M: Fits up to 36” bust

L: Fits up to 40” bust 

XL: Fits up to 44” bust 

2XL: Fits up to 48” bust 

3XL: Fits up to 52” bust 

4XL: Fits up to 56” bust 

5XL: Fits up to 60” bust 

Gauge is 18 sts and 12 rows in pattern.

You can find the pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy!

As always you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions about the pattern.  Once the pattern is purchased, you may sell your finished items, as long as you give credit to me as the designer. I can be found on Instagram @springintofalldesigns, and Ravelry as SpringintoFall. Also check out my blog at SpringintoFall.design.blog. I’d love to hear from you!

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