Mouse-Stairs Top

The name of this easy to wear top was inspired by the Dutch “muizetrappetje” – a concertina kindergarten technique most of you learned long ago…

A geometric waterfall of simple folds runs down this simple vintage-inspired top. In red, it’s perfect for your mother-in-law’s Christmas dinner (because is it ever warm enough in MIL’skitchen at Xmas? Answer: no!).

In a more subdued color, it’s perfect for the office.

The scoop neckline is embellished with geometric filet crochet, to complement the waterfall ruffle down the front.

Design notes: A knit in the round, bottom up garment. The ¾ length sleeves are set in and the mid-front ruffle is knit on separately.

Sample Garment: Model is 1.80/5’11” and is wearing a (lengthened) M.

Finished Measurements: 78 (86, 91, 96, 101, 106, 111, 117)cm or 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 46)inch bust, with no ease.

Sizes: XXS, XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 1X) 78 (86, 91, 96, 101, 106, 111, 117) cm 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46″) bust circumference.

Yarn: Lana Grossa Silk Hair ( alternatives: Kidsilk Haze, Habu Mohair, Artyarns Silk Mohair, Posh Yarn Miranda 2-ply)

600 (650, 750, 850, 950, 1100, 1200, 1300)yards

Gauge: 18 st and 28 rows in stockinette (size needled up or down until gauge is achieved)

Needles: 4 mm 29 or 32-inch circular needles; I use Addi Turbos.

Notions: 4 stitch markers, yarn needle, waste yarn in a different color, crochet hook 4 mm

You can download this FREE pattern on Ravelry.

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