This loose, lacy top shows how the concept of “graphic” can be interpreted through texture as well as color. The openwork chevron patterning makes this a beautiful layering piece for any time of year. The top is meant to be worn with a lot of positive ease for an unfussy look. An i-cord tie a few inches below the waist gives this top an elegant, feminine touch and accentuates the beautiful drape and sheen of the light, lacy fabric. The neck is edged with a simple rolled hem for a soft, easy finish. The lace is surprisingly fun and easy to knit,
and will keep you always wanting to knit just a little more.
Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico
US 8 - 5.0 mm
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
32½ (36½, 41, 45)" (82.5 [92.5, 104, 114.5] cm) bust circumference. Garment shown measures 32½" (82.5 cm).
Chart A; Rows 13 and 31: Omit the last yarn-over in the row to maintain stitch count.
Q: How can I adjust the length?
A: You can adjust the length by working more or less repeats of the lace chart on the front and back. You can also add or subtract a half repeat if you want to make a minor adjustment. Whatever you do to adjust the front, you should also do on the back, but in reverse. In other words, if you omit rows 1-18 of the chart at the beginning, you should then omit rows 19-36 at the end. You could work the pattern as written until you almost reach the opening for the neck, then make your decision about length adjustment. In this case, if you rip back to row 18 of the lace chart on the front, then you would begin the lace on the back at row 19.