Isa Catepillán’s Terra-Madre Top leans into bucolic details while keeping an eye on overall beauty. It has a playful, laid-back silhouette, that includes eyelets in the yoke and voluminous sleeves tied with charming drawstring tassels. Worked from top down, you'll start your Terra-Madre Top with a ribbed strip that you sew into loop for the neckline. You then pick up around its edge and crochet in one piece down to the bottom, using a simple double crochet into the back loop pattern. You make another ribbed strip for the hem, then work the sleeves, finishing them off with drawstrings woven into the ends. Our Picnic Cotton creates a fabric with just the right amount of earthy charm for Isa’s design. Made in Peru from 100% Peruvian Pima cotton, this yarn features a colored thread (in this case, a pearly gray) wrapped around a fluffy white core, which is reminiscent of the cotton bolls that started it all and a beautiful reminder with each stitch of the many gifts of “Terra-Madre”!
NOTE: This is the same pattern as the original one designed for Spectrum Silk, which we discontinued. The only difference is the yarn recommendation!
23 dcs and 9 rounds = 4 inches in double crochet in back loop only, after blocking
Sample: The sweaters shown here are size 36, worn with 4 inches of ease at the high hip.
31 (32½, 36, 38¾, 42½, 45) (47¼, 49¾, 52, 55¾, 61)
To fit actual high hip circumference of approximately 27–29 (28–31, 32–34, 34–37, 38–40, 41–43) (43–45, 46–48, 48–50, 51–54, 55–59) inches with 2–4 inches of ease
NOTE: This design is very roomy through chest. Choose size based on high hip measurement (below waist, about level with tops of jeans’ back pockets).
Finished High Hip Circumference: 31 (32½, 36, 38¾, 42½, 45) (47¼, 49¾, 52, 55¾, 61) inches
Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 15½ (15½, 16¼, 17, 17¾, 18½) (18½, 19¼, 19¼, 19½, 20) inches
Sample: The sweater shown here is size 36, worn with 4 inches of ease at the high hip.
Isa Catepillán’s Terra-Madre Top used 7 (7, 9, 10, 11, 12) (12, 14, 14, 15, 16) skeins of Purl Soho’s Picnic Cotton to fit actual high hip circumference of approximately 27–29 (28–31, 32–34, 34–37, 38–40, 41–43) (43–45, 46–48, 48–50, 51–54, 55–59) inches with 2–4 inches of ease. (Note that this design is very roomy through chest so please choose a size based on hip measurement.) To use Birch Wood for your version, add your skein count to your order!