Tour­nesol FIN­ISH­ING

The Knitter - - Tournesol -

EASY TO wear yet per­fectly pretty, this lace-yoked shell top should get the thumbs-up from style-con­scious girls! It’s sized to fit chil­dren aged four to 12 years, and it is a quick-knit de­sign as it’s worked in just two pieces, so you’ll be able to make it in time for your sum­mer hol­i­day. The top is knit­ted in Bergère de France’s Ber­lingo DK, a cot­ton-mix tweedy yarn, which in­cludes a touch of metal­lic fi­bre to give a sub­tle sparkle to the fab­ric. Why not make a cou­ple in your girl’s favourite colours?

BACK

Us­ing 3mm nee­dles, cast on 65 ( 73: 79: 87: 93) sts. Work 6 rows in garter stitch. Change to 3.5mm nee­dles. Start­ing with a knit row, cont in st st un­til work mea­sures 21 ( 24: 27: 30: 33) cm. Cast on 9 sts at the end of last WS row. 74 ( 82: 88: 96: 102) sts.

ARMHOLES

Change to 3mm nee­dles. Knit 1 row. Cast on 9 sts. 83 ( 91: 97: 105: 111) sts. Cont fol­low­ing the Chart for your size un­til work mea­sures 33 ( 37 :41 : 45 :49 ) cm. Work 6 rows in garter st.

NECK AND SHOUL­DERS

Next row: K21 ( 24: 26: 29: 31), cast off purl­wise 41 ( 43: 45: 47: 49) sts for the neck, knit to end. Leave the 21 ( 24: 26: 29: 31) sts each side of neck on a stitch holder for the shoul­ders.

FRONT

Work the same as for Back. Graft shoul­der seams. Sew side seams. Weave in all ends.

NEE­DLES & AC­CES­SORIES

1 pair 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) knit­ting nee­dles 1 pair 3.5mm (UK 10-9/US 4) knit­ting nee­dles Stitch hold­ers

TEN­SION

23 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over st st on 3.5mm nee­dles. 23 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over lace stitch on 3mm nee­dles.

YARN STOCK­ISTS

Bergère de France www.berg­ere­de­france.co.uk

The tweedy cot­ton is blended with a sparkly metal­lic thread

This de­sign also ap­pears in the Bergère de France mag­a­zine Ber­lingo, which has 11 sum­mery pat­terns for women and girls. To or­der a copy for £3.74 or to find stock­ists, visit

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