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Above with vest
Below with vest off.

 


Crystal Palace Yarns

Party Crop Top & Skirt
 with Rave Fringe

a free knit skirt and top pattern                        

Designed and knit by Dawn Leeseman

Note: this Top and Skirt go with the Rave+Party Vest
and little Club Bag recently published.
The Vest pattern is HERE.
Matching Club Bag pattern is HERE

Party Crop Top with Rave Fringe

Size: 14 (16) (XS) (S) (M) (L)
(sized for 14 teen through women's size Large)

Finished Garment Measurements:
Bust: 31 (33) (34.75) (36.75) (38.5) (40.5)
Length to Underarm: 7 (7) (7.5) (7.5) (8) (8)
Total Length: 14 (14.5) (15) (15.5) (16.5) (17)" (excluding fringe)

Materials:
4 (4) (4) (5) (5) (6), 50 gr balls Crystal Palace Party Ribbon, color #202 Lilac (MC)
1-50 gr balls Crystal Palace Rave, color #409 Spring Picnic (CC)
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or Daisy Needles: Sizes US 7 (4.5mm) 16" and 26" circular; 10 (6mm) 26" circular OR size to obtain gauge;
1 ring marker; 1 large stitch holder; Spray bottle and Pins for blocking

Gauge:
17 sts = 4 inches, and 20 rows = 4 inches, using size 10 needle, Stockinette Stitch, worked in the round with Party ribbon.  Be sure to make a gauge swatch before beginning project.

Abbreviations:
Beg-beginning; BO-bind off; CC-contrast color; CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; K- knit; K2tog- knit 2 stitches together; MC-main color; ssk- slip 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit, place tip of left needle through the front of these 2 stitches and knit together from this position; Rem- remaining; Rep-repeat; Rnd(s)- round(s); RS-right side; St st- Stockinette, St(s)-stitch (es); WS- wrong side

Notes: Tank top is worked in the round to armhole division. The CO is worked in waste yarn, the bottom trim is worked later, by placing the stitches from the waste yarn onto smaller needles and worked downward and then BO firmly. This keeps the garment from flaring out when worn.

Body:
Using size 10 needle and Waste Yarn, CO 132 (140) (148) (156) (164) (172) sts. Change to MC, place marker and join the round, taking care that stitches are not twisted.
Knit every round until piece measures 6 (6) (6.5) (6.5) (7) (7) inches from CO edge.
Divide for Back and Front:
Working on 66 (70) (74) (78) (82) (86), place remaining stitches on large stitch holder for front. You will now be working the piece back in forth in St st.

Back:
BO 5 (5) (6) (6) (6) (7) sts at beg next 2 rows. 56 (60) (62) (66) (70) (74) sts. Beg armhole decrease as follows: Dec Row: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 54 (58) (60) (64) (68) (72) sts. Row 2: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 3 (4) (4) (5) (6) (7) times. 48 (50) (52) (54) (56) (56) sts. Work even until armhole measures 2 (2.5) (2.5) (3) (3.25) (3.5)".
End after working WS row.

Shape Neck:
Work both sides at the same time, k19 (20) (20) (21) (22) (22) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn, BO 10 (10) (12) (12) (12) (12) sts; knit rem sts.
There will be 19 (20) (20) (21) (22) (22) sts for each shoulder. Purl 1 row.
Begin decreasing at neck edge
as follows:
Dec Row 1: (1st shoulder) K16 (17) (17) (18) (19) (19) sts, k2tog, k1; (2nd shoulder), k1, ssk, k16 (17) (17) (18) (19) (19) sts.
Row 2: Purl 1 row.
Rep last 2 rows until 9 (9) (9) (9) (11) (11) sts rem. Work even, if necessary, until armhole measures 7 (7.5) (7.5) (8) (8.5) (9) ".
BO all rem sts.

Front:
Place stitches from large stitch holder onto needles and work same as for the back.

Finishing:
Sew shoulder seams.

Block:
Block by pinning out and spraying with water. Place a lightweight towel on the bottom edge to flatten. Let dry completely. Apply bottom, neck and armhole trim.

Bottom Trim:
RS facing, remove Waste Yarn and place stitches on size 7, 26" needle. Place marker for beginning of rounds, work 7 rounds as follows:
Rnds 1,3,5 7: Purl
Rnds 2, 4: Knit
Rnd 6
: K2tog, YO, rep from to end of rnd.
Bind off firmly in knit to avoid flaring at bottom.

Neck Trim:
RS facing; using MC and size 7, 16" circular needle; beg at left front shoulder, PU17 (18) (19) (19) (20) (21) sts along neck edge, 10 (10) (12) (12) (12) (12) Bound Off neck sts, 17 (18) (19) (19) (20) (21) sts along right front neck edge, 17 (18) (19) (19) (20) (21) sts along right back neck edge, 10 (10) (12) (12) (12) (12) Bound Off neck sts, 17 (18) (19) (19) (20) (21) sts along left back neck edge. 88 (92) (100) (100) (104) (108) sts.
Place marker and join.
Work 5 rounds as follows:
Rnds 1,3 5: Purl
Rnds 2, 4: Knit
Bind Off firmly in knit.

Armhole Trim:
RS facing; beg at center of underarm; using MC and size 7,16" circular needle, PU 72 (74) (74) (76) (78) sts around armhole edge.
Place marker and join.
Work 5 rnds as follows:
Rnds 1,3,5: Purl
Rnds 2,4: Knit
BO firmly in knit to avoid flaring. Rep for other armhole.
Work in all ends.

Fringe:
Using CC, cut 66 (70) (74) (78) (82) (86), 7" pieces of fringe. Apply a piece of fringe to each eyelet opening at bottom edge. Trim to even.

Party Skirt with Rave Fringe

Size: 14 (16) (S) (M)

Finished Measurements:
Waist: 31 (33.75) (35.75) (37.50)", before drawstring adjustment to fit waist
Hips: 33 (35.75) (37.75) (39.50)"
Length: 16.5 (17) (17.5) (18)" (excluding fringe)

Materials:
5 (5) (6) (6) 50 gr balls Crystal Palace Party Ribbon #202 Lilac 
1 50 gr ball Crystal Palace Rave #409 Spring Picnic 
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or Daisy Needles:
Sizes US 8 (5.5mm) and US 10 (6mm), 26" circular needles OR size to obtain gauge
1 ring marker, Spray bottle for water and pins for blocking

Gauge:
17 sts = 4 inches, and 20 rows = 4 inches, using size 10 needle in Stockinette Stitch, worked in the round with Party ribbon.  
Be sure to make a gauge swatch before beginning project.

Abbreviations:
Beg-beginning; BO-bind off; CC-contrast color; CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; K-knit; k2tog-knit 2 stitches together; MC- main color; inc-increase; P-purl; Rep-repeat; Rnd(s)-round(s); RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); YO-yarn over

Note: Worked in 1 piece in the round. Cast On is worked in Waste Yarn. The bottom trim is worked later, by placing stitches from the Waste Yarn onto smaller needles and worked down ward. This keeps the bottom edge from flaring out.

Bottom Hem:
Using size 10 needles and Waste Yarn CO 140 (152) (160) (168) sts. Change to MC, place marker, join into round, taking care that stitches aren’t twisted, knit every round until piece measures 13 (13.5) (14) (14.5)" from CO edge, or desired length.
Decrease Round:
K16 (17) (18) (19), k2tog, k16 (17) (18) (19), k2tog, k15 (17) (18) (19), k2tog, k15 (17) (18) (19), k2tog, k16 (17) (18) (19), k2tog, k16 (17) (18) (19), k2tog, k15 (17) (18) (19), k2tog, k15 (17) (18) (19), k2tog. (132) (144) (152) (160) st.

Waistband:
Work in K2, P2 rib for 6 rnds.
Eyelet Round: *K2, YO, k2tog, rep from * around.
Work in K2, P2 rib for 4 nds.
BO in rib.

Bottom Trim:
RS facing, remove waste yarn and place stitches on size 8 needle, work 7 rounds as follows:
Rnds 1,3,5,7: Purl
Rnds 2,4: Knit
Rnd 6: *K2tog, YO, rep to end of rnd.
Bind off in knit.

Finishing:
Note:
Block before applying fringe and drawstring.
Block:
Pin out to measurements and spraying with water. Place lightweight towels on bottom trim to flatten. Let dry completely.

Drawstring Tie:
Using CC, cut a 10 yard piece, make twisted cord as follows:
Fold in half, so that you now have 2 strands of yarn measuring 5 yards.

Twisted Cord:
Knot the cut ends and loop over a hook or doorknob. Insert a sturdy sized knitting needle through the other end.
Twirl needle around until the strands of yarn are very twisted tightly.
Fold the twisted strand in half, keeping the cord taut; (since this is a long piece you may need someone to help hold the yarn while bringing the bottom end up to the top, to keep it taut).
Holding the top of the folded cord release your hand from the bottom and let the cord twist, even out the turns by running your hand along the cord. Knot the top end of the cord leaving 4 ½" free for a fringe
Finished cord will be approximately 70" long.
Beg at center front; weave the un-knotted end of drawstring in and out of eyelets, ending at the center front. Knot the end of the cord 4 ½" from the ends, cut the end to match other end of cord.

Fringe:
Using CC, cut 70 (76) (80) (84); 9" pieces of Rave. Apply 1 piece of fringe into each eyelet at bottom edge of skirt.
Work in all ends and trim fringe to even ends.

Designed and knit by Dawn Leeseman