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Cancun Lace Boxy Top

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Finished
June 8 2015
June 30 2015
Project info
Cancun Lace Boxy Top
cancun boxy lace top by erin kate archer
Knitting
Rachel
27" x18"
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Cascade Yarns® Sunseeker®
2.5 skeins = 592.5 yards (541.8 meters), 250 grams
Black
The Knitting Garage at Stickle's in Rhinebeck, New York
June 6, 2015
Notes

Layered lacy pieces seem all the rage this summer and I am happy I came across this easy beginners’ pattern.
I knitted the garter section in the beginning to a length of 2” instead of 1.5”

Working on two with different stitch counts.
One smaller CO 67 sts
One larger CO 105 sts
Lace sections (don’t slip first stitch ):

A : ROW 3 SHOULD END WITH k1
Multiple of 3. For smaller size Row 3: k1, (YO, k2tog, k1)

B : ROW 6 SHOULD END (NOT START) WITH k1

C: REPEAT ROW 4 TIMES (in the pictures it is 4 times; in the pattern it says 8 times; I knitted the row 6 times for the black top).
Multiple of 2. For smaller size AND larger size add one stitch in last row of garter section; decrease that stitch in next garter section

D: OVER 8 ROWS; ROW 7 SHOULD END WITH k1
Multiple of 3. For smaller size decrease one stitch in row 1, then increase in following garter section.

This was finished rather quickly. I was so very tempted to knit it in the round or at least do a 3-needle-bind off on the shoulders as I was doing both pieces at the same time anyway, but decided against it for several reasons:
First I did make this in a class and wanted to follow the pattern as much as possible for the beginner knitter.
Second and I thought this IS a cool idea: If Rachel ever gets tired of the top or if the fashion changes, I can undo the seams and make it into a shawl for her (see second to last picture). The size of the shawl would be 57” long and 18” wide :)
Two ways to wear this top: The top can be worn “as is” or for a more fitted look you can put a ribbon through some of the lace stitches along the seam and tie the ribbon in the back (see picture number 3).

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Finished
June 8 2015
June 30 2015
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by Cascade Yarns®
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48% Acrylic, 47% Cotton, 5% Metallic
237 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: June 8, 2015
  • Finished: June 30, 2015
  • Updated: July 1, 2015