Isabell describes her latest Topolino design in the following manner ;
"Topolino is worked seamlessly from the top down. Firstly the yoke is worked back and forth to shape the neck. The yoke is shaped by using a modified version of the contiguous set-in sleeves method developed by Susie Myers. When the neck shaping is complete, the yoke is worked in rounds to the underarms where the sleeve stitches are placed on hold and the underarm stitches are cast on. The body is then worked in rounds to the lace patterned bottom. The sleeve stitches are picked up again to work them in rounds top down, using the same lace pattern to highlight the cuffs. A single row neck finishing is worked last."
Please click the link below to take you directly to the Topolino on Ravelry where you can purchase the pattern. (If you do not have Ravelry please let me know so you can purchase a hard copy and pdf copy of the pattern through the online store)
Needles US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for neck, body and sleeve ribbing. US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.
Gauge 23 sts x 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking. Note: Row gauge is important! Armhole length is determined by the number of rows/rounds worked from shoulder to sleeve separation. Please take the time to check both stitch and row gauge.