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This sleeveless top is worked top-down, beginning with a large cabled bandeau that is worked sideways and then joined in a circle. The rest of the body is worked in the round, primarily in stockinette, with a small version of the cable descending like Rapunzel’s braid. The bottom edge is finished with a simple ruffle. The straps are also mini versions of the main braid, with ruffled outer edges.
Designed with color-changing or self-striping yarn in mind, the narrow bandeau has wide vertical bands of color, while the body has narrow horizontal stripes. However, the pattern is suitable for a solid or semi-solid colorway as well.
This top can be worn alone in warm weather, or layered over a onesie, T-shirt, or turtleneck in cooler weather.