Filati Handstrick 48, Design 47
TOP • Secondo
Size 36/38 (40/42, 44/46)
Finished Bust 30¾ (35½, 38½)”
Length 24¾ (26½, 27¼)”
Instructions are given for first size. Figures in parenthesis refer to larger sizes. When only one figure is given, it applies to all sizes.



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Materials:
approx. 4 (5, 6) balls (approx. 137yd/125m each) of Lana Grossa Secondo (55% cotton, 25% polyamide, 20% silk) in taupe (col 9) and approx. 3 (4, 5) balls in petrol blue (col 33); size 6 [4mm] needles.
Garter st:
k every row.
St st:
k on RS; p on WS.
Rev st st:
p on RS; k on WS.
Fair Isle Pattern 1 and 2:
multiple of 13 + 2 selvage sts. Work in St st in Fair Isle technique according to chart 1 and 2. 1 square = 1 st and 1 row. Follow chart key for colors used. Very loosely carry strand not in use across WS of work.
Lace Pattern:
multiple of 14 + 2 selvage sts. Work according to chart. Chart shows RS rows only; on WS rows, p all sts and yo’s. Repeat rows 1-40 throughout. When working shaping, make sure, each yo is paired with a dec and vice versa. 1 square = 1 st and 2 rows.
Seed Stitch:
Row 1 [RS]: selvage st, * k1, p1, repeat from *, selvage st. On foll rows, selvage st, k all p sts and p all k sts, selvage st.
Garter Stitch Selvage:
k first and last st of every row.
Pattern Sequence:
work 6 rows in St st with taupe, 10 rows in Fair Isle Pat 1 centering pattern over back and front, 80 rows in lace pat with taupe (inc [M1r] 1 (0, 1) st at center of row 1) and centering pattern over back and front = 120 (132, 146) sts, 10 (14, 14) rows in St st with taupe, 10 (14, 14) rows in St st with petrol blue, 10 rows in Fair Isle pat 2 (dec 1 (1, 0) sts at center of row 1) = 89 (101, 115) sts and centering pattern over back and front, remaining rows in lace pat with petrol blue (inc 1 st at center of row 1) and centering pattern over back and front.
Full-fashion decreases:
at right edge, work selvage st and next 2 sts in seed st, SKP [sl1 kwise, k1, psso]; at left edge, work to last 5 sts, k2tog, work next 2 sts and selvage st in seed st.
Gauge:
22.5 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st.
Back:
with taupe, cast on 119 (132, 145) sts. Next WS row: * k1, p1, rep from * to end. Next, work in pat equence until back measures 3¼” [8.5cm] from beg. Cont in pat as established and shape sides as foll: dec 1 st each side on next row, then every foll 6th row 4 (6, 7) times, then every foll 4th row 10 (8, 7) times – 89 (101, 115) sts. Cont in pat as established until back measures 16¾ (17¾, 17¾)” [42.5 (45, 45) cm] from beg. Shape armholes: working full-fashion decs, dec 1 st each side every other row 25 (27, 30) times – 39 (45, 53) sts. Cont in pat as established until back measures 22¾ (24½, 25½)” [58 (62.5, 64.5) cm] from beg. Shape neck: work to center 13 (17, 21) sts, join another ball of yarn, bind off center 13 (17, 21) sts, work to end. Working both sides at same time, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once, 2 sts once, 1 st once and 1 st every foll 4th row once and when back measures 24¾ (26½, 27¼)” [63 (67.5, 69.5) cm] from beg, bind off remaining 6 (7, 9) sts for each shoulder.
Front:
work same as for back. Finishing: pin pieces to measurements and block with damp towels. Sew side seams. Sew right shoulder seam. Shoulder tie: with petrol blue, cast on 45 sts; onto same needle, pick up and k 90 (100, 110) sts around neck edge incl open shoulder seams and cast on 60 sts onto same needle – 195 (205, 215) sts. Work in rev St st for 20 rows. Cont in rev St st and bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of foll 2 rows and 5 sts at beg of foll 14 rows – 115 (125, 135) sts. Bind off all sts.
Finishing:
pin pieces to measurements and block with damp towels. Sew side seams. Sew right shoulder seam. Shoulder tie: with petrol blue, cast on 45 sts; onto same needle, pick up and k 90 (100, 110) sts around neck edge incl open shoulder seams and cast on 60 sts onto same needle – 195 (205, 215) sts. Work in rev St st for 20 rows. Cont in rev St st and bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of foll 2 rows and 5 sts at beg of foll 14 rows – 115 (125, 135) sts. Bind off all sts.