Florentina means “floral” in Italian and I hope you will feel the same when you put on the Florentina top. It is worked flat bottom up, just like a sleeveless cardigan. You will pick up stitches around the neckline and the top I-cord strings are worked, while at the same time you work decreases for the I-cord edge. Finally, the desired number of strings is worked along the front bands, so that the top covers exactly as much as you want it to. Leave a gap of approx. 4 cm between the front bands (the gap is included in the top’s circumference), so that the strings are visible. If you want to length the top, you have to work the additional length before dividing the top at the armhole openings.
Choose a size with the same bust circumference as your body’s.
Circular needle 4 mm (60 or 80 cm) for front and back piece.
3 mm needle (dpns or circular needle 40 or 60 cm) for all ribbings and the I-cord strings.
The pictured top is worked in Rauma Petunia colour 329 and 221, and Rauma Pelini in colour 0259.
For more yarn options for Florentina top have a look here.
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