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#22 Halter Top

Knit.1, Summer 2007
Vogue Knitting Online Store
Knitting
May 2007
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in rib pattern (unstretched) using size 3 (3mm) needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
928 yards (849 m)
Bust (unstretched) 27 (31, 35, 39)"/68.5 (78.5, 89, 99)cm
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Pattern description from Knit.1, Summer 2007: “The key to Liz Nields’s ribbed halter, in fiery ‘Bamboo Silk’ from The Great Adirondack Yarn Company, lies in the dual keyhole openings: Work the bodice flat, then gather the open stitches at beginning and end together into a circular keyhole. Pick up stitches and knit the bottom band in the round along the bodice; this creates a triangular second keyhole when the pieces are attached.”

Stuff:

  • 4 skeins in Oulie Orange of Bamboo Silk by The Great Adirondack Yarn Company, 4oz/113g skeins , each approx 232yd/212m (silk/bamboo)
  • One pair size 3 (3mm) needles or size to get the gauge
  • One pair size 3 (3mm) circular needle, 24 or 29”/60 or 75cm long

The Measurements:

  • X-Small (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Bust (unstretched) 27 (31, 35, 39)”/68.5 (78.5, 89, 99)cm
  • Length 13½ (13½, 14, 14)”/34.5 (34.5, 35.5, 35.5)cm (along side edges, without straps)

Notes:

  • This top is meant to be stretched to fit; choose a size approximately 2”/5cm smaller than your body measurement.
  • The halter section is worked lengthwise, then joined in the center. Stitches for the body are picked up and worked down.