Tropicana Surplice by Jamie A Besel

Tropicana Surplice

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Knitting
May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Lace
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1100 - 2200 yards (1006 - 2012 m)
30(34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)
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Out of print. This pattern was available for $6.50.

This is a sleeveless surplice top that is worked in 2 pieces. The front is worked in a simple and easy lace pattern that is worked lengthwise, then folded in half to create the front. Each short end of the front is actually a shoulder seam, which is then shirred to fit the shoulders for the back, which is worked in stockinette stitch. Very easy to make, easy to stitch up, and comfortable to wear. You can very easily tack the front together at the V if you want to but its not necessary.

Sized for 30(34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54) with 4” positive ease.

Finished Measurements
Bust: 34(38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)”
Length: 22.5(23, 23.25, 23.5, 23.75, 24, 24)”
Armhole Depth: 6.5(7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)”