Tropicana by Susan Crawford
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July 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
see notes below
US 3 - 3.25 mm
825 - 1100 yards (754 - 1006 m)
4 sizes to fit 32-46 inches


This sleeveless ladies top features pear and trellis lace and a ribbon tie detail. Available in 4 sizes, the front and back are knitted exactly the same. Whilst the lace pattern is relatively complex the lack of shaping requires makes this an intermediate knit.

To fit sizes:
81-86cm (32-34 in),
92-97cm (36-38 in),
102-106cm (40-41 in),
112-117cm (44-46 in).
Garment shown in photographs is size 92-97 cm (36-38 in).

One pattern repeat of 22 stitches = approx. 2 inches/5 cm.

Materials required are as follows:
Knitshop Mulberry Silk
(100% Mulberry Silk, 250m/100gm)
3 (3, 3, 4) 100gm skeins
2 metres (yards) of contrasting ribbon
1 3.25mm (US #4) circular needle
1 pair 3.25mm (US #4) needles
Stitch Markers
Stitch Holders

Susan Crawford Vintage website