Olea by Lindsay Lewchuk

Olea

Knitting
February 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.5 mm (E)
540 - 1080 yards (494 - 988 m)
Finished bust sizes: 34.25", 35.75", 36.5", 42.75", 44.25", 50.25", 56.5"
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Stay cool and fashionable through the spring and summer with this light weight linen and open back knit top. Olea features a high neckline in front and deep scoop in the back accentuated with an undulating lace wave lace pattern. The top is knit in the round from the bottom-up and begins with a self-hemming cast on. It is worked in the round up to the underarm and then worked flat with a self-edging lace. Three needle bind off completes the seamless design. Minimal finishing work is key to the design.

Check out the you tube video for a demonstration on how to do the self-hemming cast on. If you prefer to seam the hem at the end, it is an optional step. But with it, the piece is completely seamless.

Materials:
2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins Louet North America Euroflax Sport
          100% wet spun long linen (shown in #32 Soft Violet)
          270 yds/ 100g
US 3/ 3.25mm 24” or 36” circular needles
US 3/ 3.25mm straight needles
E US4/ 3.5mm crochet hook for edging
Stitch markers
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Tapestry needle
Spare needle for bind off

Gauges:
21 sts and 32 rows over 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette stitch (blocked)
21 sts and 28 rows over 4”/ 10cm in lace pattern stitch (blocked)