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Literally Over the Top

Knitting
August 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch in Lace stitch pattern, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
325 - 1300 yards (297 - 1189 m)
Bust sizes 20 through 56 inches
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Knitting this garment is literally over the top!
With a unique construction and simple, memorable lace pattern, not only will you enjoy the process of knitting this lacy shell, but all shapes and sizes look fabulous wearing it. Wear it over a tank or swim suit in warmer weather, or with a long sleeve shirt as a vest in cooler weather. The lace stitch pattern is very stretchy and can be worn to hug your curves, or blocked to loosely skim your curves. The pattern is available in a large range of sizes, from 20 to 56 inch bust, and is easily customizable to accommodate your body measurements.

Construction:
This garment is worked flat, knitting back and forth, from the front over the top to the back, then the ribbed trim is worked in the round using the working stitches and the cast-on stitches. Underarm sides are seamed up after the body is complete.

Sizing and fit notes: this garment was designed with 1-2 inches of positive ease. If you desire a more fitted garment with more stretch throughout, choose the size closest to actual bust measurement.

Sizes by finished bust measurement in inches and suggested yardage:
20 inches: 325 yds
22 inches: 375 yds
24 inches: 425 yds
26 inches: 450 yds
28 inches: 475 yds
30 inches: 525 yds
32 inches: 600 yds
34 inches: 650 yds
36 inches: 725 yds
38 inches: 775 yds
40 inches: 850 yds
42 inches: 875 yds
44 inches: 975 yds
46 inches: 1000 yds
48 inches: 1100 yds
50 inches: 1125 yds
52 inches: 1175 yds
54 inches: 1250 yds
56 inches: 1300 yds

The pattern includes written and charted versions of the lace stitch pattern, and also includes a schematic and table of all measurements and stitch counts. This pattern has been both test knit in a multitude of sizes and technically edited.