Nyame is a whimsical summer top worked in a lovely, cool silk blend yarn. Waist shaping and the prominent ruffle give it a feminine flair.

Nyame is published through Twist Collective, and can be purchased on the Twist Collective site for $7.

Photography by Jane Heller.

finished measurements
28 (31, 34 ½, 37, 40, 42 ½, 46, 49, 52, 54 ½)”
71 (78.5, 87.5, 94, 101.5, 108, 117, 122.5, 132, 138.5) cm
bust circumference

23 ¼ (23 ¾, 24 ½, 25, 25 ¼, 26, 26 ¾, 27, 28, 28 ¾)”
59 (60.5, 62, 63.5, 64, 66, 68, 68.5, 71, 73) cm long

Shown in size 34 ½” / 87.5 cm
Intended to fit with little to no ease.

yarn
3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) skeins Blue Moon Fiber Arts Marine Silk Sport (324 yds / 296 m per 3 ½ oz / 100 g skein; 51% Silk, 29% Merino Wool, 20% Sea Cell® Rayon) in Nyame

Approximate yardage required: 870 (940, 1010, 1070, 1140, 1220, 1300, 1370, 1460, 1550) yds / 790 (860, 930, 980, 1040, 1110, 1190, 1250, 1340, 1420) m

needles & notions
2 size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needles, 24″ / 60 cm long
three stitch markers (one in a contrasting color)
cable needle
stitch holder
tapestry needle

gauge
23 sts and 36 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch

construction notes
V-neck tank with waist shaping worked in pieces and sewn together. The draped ruffle is worked from stitches picked up on the front and around the neckline.