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Diamond Back Top

Knitting
May 2008
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
630 - 1060 yards (576 - 969 m)
31" - 50.5" bust
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This pattern is also available in the Top-Down Short-Sleeve Tops Collection along with the Lattice Pullover for $10.00.

This wardrobe-staple V-neck top features a diamond lace panel running down the back. Knit seamlessly from the neck down, it has waist shaping for a flattering fit. Please note that the extra length on larger sizes is made by a longer Double Moss Stitch band at the hem.

GAUGE
4” = 19 sts and 26 rows in Stocking Stitch on larger needles

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Bust: 31”(34.5”, 39.5”, 43”, 47”, 50.5”)
Waist: 26”(29.5”, 34.5”, 38”, 42”, 45.5”)
Hip: 30.25”(33.75”, 38.75”, 42.25”, 46.25”, 49.75”)
Length: 22.5”(22.75”, 23”, 23.25”, 23.5”, 23.75”)
Neckline Depth: 7.5”(7.75”, 8”, 8.5”, 9”, 9.25”)

MATERIALS
630(700, 780, 870, 940, 1060) yards worsted weight yarn
US 7 (4.5mm) and US 9 (5.5mm) 24”-29” circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and two sizes smaller
US 7 (4.5mm) set of 4 double-pointed needles or two sizes smaller than size needed to obtain gauge
stitch holders or scrap yarn
stitch markers, preferably in two different styles or colors
yarn needle
row counter (optional, but useful for keeping track of concurrent shaping directions)