Cempasúchil Top | Knitting Pattern | Vintage inspired knit top | DIGITAL DOWNLOAD



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Pronounced: sem·puh·soo·cheel

This top gets its name from the Cempasuchil flower (or mexican marigold) also known as the flower of the dead. It’s the flower used in the altars and ofrendas during Dia de Muertos in Mexico. It’s color and aroma transports me back to my favorite tradition of the year, and the heritage of my Mexican upbringing, while also adding a touch of vintage inspiration.

This top is worked bottom up with raglan decreases, the sleeves are worked first, separately, and then joined to the body.
There’s an 8 round pattern repeat texture that will be used throughout the design.

*Materials needed*

Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in Harvest or equivalent fingering yarn.
4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9 skeins or
758, 880, 1008, 1149, 1291, 1500, 1601, 1942 yards

3 mm circular needles

3 mm double pointed needles (or long circular for magic loop)

Stitch markers

Darning needle

Scrap yarn or stitch holder

Sizes are based on bust circumference.

Size Chest Waist

1. 28-30’’ 23’’
2. 32-34’’ 25’’
3. 36-38’’ 28’’
4. 40-42’’ 32’’
5. 44-46’’ 36’’
6. 48-50’’ 40’’
7. 52-54’’ 44’’
8. 56-58’’ 46’’
9. 60-62’’ 49’’

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28 shop reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Lisa Thorn Jan 1, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

The pattern for these shorts is great! They knitted up really quickly, within a couple of days. Easy to work in the round and the pattern was written simply and was easy to understand. Very happy, would definitely recommend.

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Anaïs Phinith Apr 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice pattern! I just made it longer and added some decrease before starting the strap. Very happy with the fit!

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Anne Klee Jan 11, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Great pattern! This was my first time knitting with a pattern, and the first time knitting something other than a sock, so I would consider myself a beginner. This pattern was really easy to follow, everything is clear and understandable and the picture at the bottom really helped me understand the increases in the beginning! Can only recommend!

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2 out of 5 stars

This pattern is not well written. There was no way to obtain the gauge as written with the size of hook specified. As written using the hook and weight specified, this would be gloves for a toddler, not an adult female.

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