This swingy, slightly cropped spring top skims the body with A-line shaping. Knit from the top down with yoke and then raglan increases and trimmed with deep lace and texture borders, it’s easy knitting with a bit of concentration required at the end.
Sized to fit with 1 to 6 inches of positive ease at the bust - depending on your personal preference. Lighter colored top is shown modeled with about 8” of ease (about 2” more than recommended) and the dark version is worn with 2” of ease.
All border stitch patterns are both charted and written.
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in lightly blocked stockinette, knit in the round
German short rows (to raise back of neck)
Backwards-loop cast on
Double yarn overs and working into both loops
Single yarn overs
Sizes and approximate yardage (see schematic for actual garment measurements)
XS - to fit 30-33” bust - 750 yards
S - to fit 33-38” bust - 850 yards
M - to fit 37-42” bust - 950 yards
L - to fit 42-46” bust - 1050 yards
XL - to fit 46-51” bust - 1150 yards
4 or 5 in line for my Must Does
It will be a bit of time before I even begin to knit this design. I will certainly give feedback when I do! I do love PatternVine ❤️