Cleo by Amy Swenson


January 2003
DK / Sport ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in st st (yarn is held double)
US 9 - 5.5 mm
460 - 690 yards (421 - 631 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Description from Knitty, Summer 2003:

Flirty for hot summer days, this backless halter top features back ribbing and straps that tie at the neck for the best fit. The daring will knit Cleo as a bikini top; the more modest among us can cover up in style by knitting the full-length version.

Cleo features 5 easy stitch patterns and a picot edging to challenge beginners and keep even the most restless knitters satisfied.

Since the top is knit in two separate pieces, the knitting and assembly allows for custom fitting. If this is intended for someone else, it might be handy to have the person available to ensure a proper fit. Additionally, the elastic chest band ensures a snug fit!