Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2006: “Small buttons, short fitted sleeves, and crocheted edgings give this simple summer top a vintage look. A narrow ribbon tie defines the empire waist and separates the bodice, worked in a cloverleaf pattern, from a deep rib scored with columns of fagot lace. The top is worked in a linen yarn that will soften and drape with repeated washings.”
Finished Size: 31 (34½, 38, 41½, 44¾)” bust circumference.
Yarn: Louet Sales Euroflax 4-Ply Linen (100% linen; 270 yd 247 m/100 g): #18 sandlewood, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins.
Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm): 32” circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; stitch holders; tapestry needle; ten 5/8” buttons; sharp-point sewing needle and matching thread; 2 yd ¼” wide ribbon.
- If bind-off for neck, armhole, or sleeve occurs over eyelets in pattern, work those stitches in stockinette stitch.
- Pieces are worked back and forth in rows; circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches.
- Direction specific to linen are given for washing garment. If substituting yarn, wash or block garment according to yarn label instructions.
Pattern is also available at the Knitting Daily Online Store