Quick-Knit Sum­mer­time Top

An easy lace bor­der trims this re­fresh­ing top for that spe­cial girl.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by BON­NIE FRANZ

De­sign by Bon­nie Franz

Gauge

12 sts and 15 rows = 4 inches/10cm in

2x2 Rib pat with 3 strands held tog. To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Pat­tern Stitches

2x2 Rib for sizes 6, 8 and 10 (mul

tiple of 4 sts + 2) Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from *

across. Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * across. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat. 2x2 Rib for size 12 (mul­ti­ple of 4 sts) Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * across. Rep Row 1 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Hold 3 strands of yarn to­gether for

en­tire gar­ment. For neatly fin­ished edge, keep 1 stitch at arm­hole and neck in stock­inette stitch.

Back

With 3 strands held tog, cast on 38 (42, 46, 48) sts. Bor­der Lace Rows 1, 3 and 5 (RS): Knit. Rows 2, 4 and 6: P1, knit to last st, p1. For Sizes 6 (10) Only Row 7: K1, [k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2­tog, yo]

4 (5) times, k1, yo, ssk, k2. Rows 8, 10 and 12: Purl. Row 9: K1, [k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2­tog, yo,

k1] 4 (5) times, k2, yo, ssk, k1. Row 11: K1, [k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k2] 4 (5)

times, k5. For Size 8 Only Row 7: K1, [k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2­tog, yo]

5 times, k1. Rows 8, 10 and 12: Purl. Row 9: K1, [k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2­tog, yo,

k1] 5 times, k1. Row 11: K1, [k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k2]

5 times, k1. For Size 12 Only Row 7: K1, [k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2­tog, yo]

5 times, k1, yo, ssk, k4. Rows 8, 10 and 12: Purl. Row 9: K1, [k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2­tog, yo,

k1] 5 times, k2, yo, ssk, k3. Row 11: K1, [k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k2]

5 times, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k1. For All Sizes Rep Rows 1–6. Change to 2x2 Rib and work even un­til back mea­sures 7 (9, 101/2, 12) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Arm­hole Bind off 3 (3,4, 4) sts at beg of next

2 rows—32 (36, 38, 40) sts. Dec row (RS): K1, ssk, work in pat to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—30 (34, 36, 38) sts. Rep Dec row [ev­ery RS row] 3 times—

24 (28, 30, 32) sts. Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 4 (51/2, 6, 61/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­ders & Back Neck Bind off 1 (2,3, 2) st(s) at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 (2,2, 3) sts at beg of fol­low­ing 4 rows—14 (16, 16, 16) sts. Bind off rem sts for back neck.

Front

Work as for back un­til arm­hole mea­sures 11/2 (21/2, 3, 31/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Neck Work across 8 (9, 10, 11) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 8 (10, 10, 10) sts for neck, work to end of row. Work­ing both sides at once with sep­a­rate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge [ev­ery RS row] 3 times—5 (6,7, 8) sts. Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures same as for back. Shape shoul­ders as for back.

Assem­bly

Sew shoul­der and side seams.

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