Flirty Top

With dou­bled yarn above and sin­gle be­low, this de­mure top will se­duce you!

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by ANN E. SMITH

De­sign by Ann E. Smith

Sizes

Woman’s ex­tra-small (small, medium,

large, ex­tra-large, 2X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 501/2) inches Length: 19 (191/2, 20, 201/2, 21, 211/2) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Worsted weight yarn (47% rayon/ 25% linen/17% silk/11% ny­lon; 100 yds/40g per ball): 4 (5,6,6, 7, 8) balls tan (A) and 2 (3,3, 3,4, 4) balls grey (B)

• Size 7 (4.5mm) straight and 16-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dles or size needed to ob­tain gauge

• Stitch mark­ers

Gauge

18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Lace pat with sin­gle strand. 151/2 sts and 23 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in St st with 1 strand of each A and B held tog. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pat­tern Stitches

Lace Back (mul­ti­ple of 6 sts + 3) Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl across. Rows 2, 4 and 6 (RS): K2, *yo, ssk, k1, k2­tog, yo, k1; rep from * across to last st, end k1. Row 8: K3, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from

* across. Row 10: K2, *k2­tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from

* across to last st, end k1. Row 12: K1, k2­tog, *yo, k3, yo, sk2p; rep from * to last 6 sts, end yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1. Rep Rows 1–12 for Lace Back pat. Lace Front (mul­ti­ple of 6 sts + 3) Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl across. Rows 2, 4 and 6 (RS): K2, *k2­tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * across to last st, end k1. Row 8: K1, k2­tog, *yo, k3, yo, sk2p; rep from * to last 6 sts, end yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1. Row 10: K2, *yo, ssk, k1, k2­tog, yo, k1; rep from * across to last st, end k1. Row 12: K3, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from

* across. Rep Rows 1–12 for Lace Front pat.

Pat­tern Note

Work de­creases 1 stitch in from each edge on right-side rows us­ing slip, slip, knit (ssk) de­crease at the be­gin­ning of the row, and knit 2 to­gether (k2­tog) de­crease at the end of the row.

Back

With A, cast on 87 (99, 111, 123, 135, 147) sts. Work [Rows 1–12 of Lace Back pat] 4 times. Next row: [P1, p2­tog] across—58 (66, 74, 82, 90, 98) sts.

Bodice With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, beg with a knit row, work in St st un­til bodice mea­sures 4 inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Arm­holes Bind off 4 (4,4,5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st at each edge [ev­ery RS row] 2 (4,6, 7,8, 9) times—46 (50, 54, 58, 62, 66) sts. Work even un­til bodice mea­sures 11 (111/2, 12, 121/2, 13, 131/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Bind off all sts.

Front

With A, cast on 87 (99, 111, 123, 135, 147) sts. Work [Rows 1–12 of Lace Front pat] 4 times. Next row: [P1, p2­tog] across—58 (66, 74, 82, 90, 98) sts.

Bodice With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, beg with a knit row, work in St st un­til bodice mea­sures 4 inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Arm­holes Bind off 4 (4,4, 5,6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st at each edge [ev­ery RS row] 2 (4,6,7, 8, 9) times, and at the same time, when bodice mea­sures 53/4 (61/4, 63/4, 71/4, 73/4, 81/4) inches from beg, end with a WS row. Pm on each side of cen­ter 22 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts.

Shape Neck Knit across to marker, bind off cen­ter 22 (22, 24, 25, 28, 30) sts, knit to end.

Shape Right Shoul­der Next row (WS): Purl. Bind off at beg of RS row [3 sts] once, [2 sts] once, and [1 st] once—6 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) sts. Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures same as back to shoul­der, end­ing with a RS row. Bind off all sts.

Shape Left Shoul­der At beg of WS rows, with 1 strand each of A and B held tog, bind off [3 sts] once, [2 sts] once, and [1 st] once— 6 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) sts. Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures same as back to shoul­der, end­ing with a WS row. Bind off all sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Sew shoul­der seams.

Arm­bands With RS fac­ing and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, pick up and knit 68 (74, 78, 84, 88, 94) sts around arm­hole open­ing. Knit 2 rows. Bind off kwise on WS. Rep for other arm­band.

Neck­band With RS fac­ing and 1 strand each of A and B held tog and beg at cen­ter front with cir­cu­lar nee­dle, pick up and knit 11 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) sts across front neck, 27 sts along side of neck, 34 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts across back neck, 27 sts along side of neck, and 11 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) sts to cen­ter front—110 (110, 114, 118, 122, 126) sts. Knit 4 rows. Bind off kwise on WS. Sew side seams.

Tie With 1 strand each of A and B held

tog, cast on 2 sts. Knit ev­ery row un­til tie mea­sures 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) inches from beg. Bind off. Se­cure ends. Beg and end­ing at cen­ter front, weave tie through last row of eye­lets. Try on gar­ment. With ends of tie even, tighten to fit snugly to body and tie. Twist ends un­til they be­gin to curl. Let curl form a rosette. Take ends from front to back through cen­ter and tuck in place.

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