Pure Silk Top by Sarah Durrant
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Pure Silk Top

January 2006
Sport (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)

A semi-fitted sleeveless top, worked in stocking stitch, has gentle side shaping and a Ladder Stitch panel at the front yoke.

Top is worked in a luxurious but economical pure silk Tussah Tape, available in Natural and selected hand-dyed shades direct from Sarah Durrant. The recommended yarn provides for a fabulous drape, and feels heavenly against the skin.

Pattern is written in 3 sizes to suit bust 86-91cm (34/36”), 97-102cm (38/40”) and 107-112cm (42/44”).

The Ladder Stitch pattern has been devised so that when a designated stitch is dropped it will ladder down only until it is stopped by a yarn forward of a prior row. The fabric then becomes quite organic as the stitches around the ladders start to move and enlarge as they take up the excess yarn from the ladder.

A picot trim in crochet finishes outer edges.

The pattern for the matching Tie-Front Jacket may also be found in Knit: Handmade Style and also in Complete Contemporary Craft: Textiles