Note: Pattern recommends sport or DK yarn; however, the pattern model is knit in Handmaiden Lady Godiva, which is a lighter worsted.
From the Summertime Collection
A dowry find from the Victorian era, this silky, loose-fitting top can make you feel as though you belong to another slower-paced era. Knit in a delicate lace pattern, in three pieces, it is joined at the shoulders with a three-needle bind off. Short rows, giving shaping at the shoulders, allow the tapered fronts to lie evenly.
Over a long-sleeved shirt, this light-as-air top serves as a vest. Over a camisole, it becomes the barest cover-up.
It is equally beautiful knit in silk, in cotton, in linen, or in a fine-quality wool.
Finished Size (S, M, L, 1X, 2X):
Width across Back: 51 cm./20 in. (54 cm./21 in.; 62 cm./24.5 in.; 66 cm./26 in.; 75 cm./29.5 in.)
Length at Centre Back: 38 cm./15 in. (41 cm./16 in.; 45 cm./218 in.; 49 cm./19 in.; 51 cm./20 in.)
Length at Centre Front: 48 cm./19 in. (51 cm./20 in.; 59 cm./23 in.; 64 cm./25 in.; 69 cm./27 in.)
550 (600, 765, 930, 1100) yards
500 (550, 700, 850, 1000) meters
Charted and Handwritten.