Valetta Pattern

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Worked in the round from the bottom up, this cropped boxy raglan is great for layering over tunics, dresses and long-sleeved tops. The 1x1 stranded colourwork creates a firm fabric, and the folded hems add a crisp finish.

Originally published in Knit Now.

Sizing

XS (S, M, L) (XL, XXL, 3X, 4X, 5X) | 35 (39, 43.25, 47.5) (52, 54.75, 59, 63, 67)” finished bust

The sample shown here is size S. For a similar fit, choose at least size 4” larger than your actual bust. It’s easy to add length to this cropped design, but don’t forget you’ll need more yardage.

Tools & Materials

MC: 3 (4, 5, 6) (6, 7, 8, 9, 9) balls Noro Silk Garden Solo (Worsted; 100m per 50g ball; 45% silk, 45% mohair, 10% wool) in col. 1 
CC: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls Noro Ito (Worsted; 400m per 200g ball; 100% wool) in col. 20 
US 6 (4 mm) circular, 16” for sleeves; 32” or 40” for body 
US 8 (5 mm) circular, 16” for sleeves & neck; 32” or 40” for body and yoke 
9 stitch markers; 1 in distinct colour for end of round, 8 opening markers for raglans 
2 stitch holders or waste yarn for sleeves 
Darning needle

    GAUGE:
    18 sts & 24 rounds over 4” square in stranded colourwork and stockinette, after blocking