Bottoms Up by Alice Bell

Bottoms Up

September 2006
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
from X-Sm to 5X
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This light and elegant top is based on the bubbles in a glass of champagne, clean lines of the gas flatteringly run up and down the body, with a tight defined 1x1 twisted rib at the waistband to looser “bubbles” of eyelets of lace at the top.

Perfect for summer picnics or Christmas parties. Designed for 4ply mercerized cotton, the pattern also works well in linen, cashmere, silk, wool or any variety of mixed fiber.

The construction is simple, worked in the round from the bottom-up, then divided at arms to work back and front flat, then grafted together at the shoulders. All shaping is achieved from changes in stitch pattern.

It’s in the first issue of Yarn Forward Magazine.

ETC: Errata
The section just before the neck:
P1, (ktbl, p1, pfb, k2, pfb, k1) repeat to last two stitches, ktbl, p1

is wrong. The k2 and k1 should be purls.