Knit­ting: try our eye­catch­ing top with a pretty lace back

Our top has a plain front and con­trast­ing lace back and comes in five ver­sa­tile sizes.

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MEA­SURE­MENTS

To fit sizes: 81/86 cm (32/34 ins), 86/91 (34/36), 91/97 (36/38), 97/102 (38/40), 102/107 (40/42).

Ac­tual size: 88 cm (34¾ ins), 93 (36¾), 99 (39), 104 (41), 109 (43).

Length: 60 cm (23¾ ins), 61 (24), 62 (24½), 64 (25¼), 66 (26).

MA­TE­RI­ALS

4 (4, 4,5, 5) 100-gram balls of Rico Es­sen­tials Acrylic An­tip­illing DK in Light Grey (008). One pair 3.25 mm (No. 10) and 4 mm (No. 8) knit­ting nee­dles; stitch-hold­ers. If you have dif­fi­culty find­ing the yarn used, you can or­der di­rectly from Wool Ware­house, web­site: www.wool­ware­house.co.uk, tele­phone: 0800 505 3300.

TEN­SION

22 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm mea­sured over st-st us­ing 4 mm nee­dles.

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

dec – de­crease; foll – foll; inc – in­crease; K– knit; KB – knit into next st on row be­low; P– purl; psso – pass slipped st over; rem – re­main; rep – re­peat; SKPO – slip 1, K1, psso; st(s) – stitches; st-st – stock­ingstitch (K1 row, P1 row); T3L – slip 2 sts on to ca­ble nee­dle and hold at front, K1, then K2 from ca­ble nee­dle: T3R – slip 1 st on to ca­ble nee­dle and hold at back, K2, then K1 from ca­ble nee­dle; TK1 – knit into back of next st; TP1 – purl into back of next st; tog – to­gether; yf – yarn for­ward; yon – yarn over nee­dle; yrn – yarn round nee­dle.

Im­por­tant Note

Di­rec­tions are given for five sizes. Fig­ures in brack­ets re­fer to the four larger sizes. Fig­ures in square brack­ets [ ] re­fer to all sizes and are worked the num­ber of times stated. When writ­ing to us you must en­close an SAE if you would like a re­ply.

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