Gracefully Gathered Halter Top and Boy Short by Joan McGowan-Michael

Gracefully Gathered Halter Top and Boy Short

April 2007
Aran / Worsted ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch using larger needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
Halter: To fit chest 32, 34.25, 36.5, 40, 42.25, 44.5 inches; Boy Short 32, 34.5, 36.5, 41, 42.5, 44.5 inches
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From Knitting Lingerie Style:

This playful set creates a glamour-girl look for sunning, sleeping or lounging.  Easy gathering at the bust creates a plunging neckline and a look of buxom fullness, and side shaping gives the top an hourglass fit.  The boy short is brief but comfortable, designed with short-row shaping to fit a curvy derriere.

For both pieces, I’ve chosen a kitten-soft, hand-dyed cotton yarn that forms a modernist print all on its own.  Simple Stockinette-stitch knitting throughout guarantees a satisfying sense of accomplishment in as little as one weekend.