Batavia by yamagara


June 2018
Lace ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch with medium needles, blocked
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
930 - 1520 yards (850 - 1390 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, see notes below
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A reversible breezy summer top with lattice lace around the shoulders, and an interesting way to create the neck opening.

This pattern is available in English, Japanese and Portuguese. You get three files with one purchase.


This pattern has been technical edited and test knitted.

Transform your favourite lace weight yarn into this light-weight top with lattice lace around the shoulders and elegant, softly curved capped sleeves. This pullover is knit flat in one piece from hem to hem, then folded and seamed on the sides. You will enjoy making the neck opening, worked into the lace pattern seamlessly along the shoulder line.

If you love the look of reverse Stockinette, and if you are eyeing or already have in your stash some beautiful hand-dyed lace yarns, you will find that the simplicity of this design is just what you need. One side of the top is in simple reverse Stockiette stitch, contrasted by the subtle texture of small twised cables across Stockinette stitch on the other side. Either side can be worn as the front.

The hem sits just below waist, making this a versatile piece in your handmade wardrobe, easy to wear with your dress, skirt, pants or shorts. Make it in cotton, linen, silk or light-weight wool for a breezy summer top.


XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Finished chest measurements: 88 (93.5, 98.5, 109.5, 120, 130.5) cm / 34¾ (36¾, 38¾, 43, 47¼, 52½)”

The sample was knit in size XS with 6.5 cm / 2½” positive ease at bust.
Suggested ease: + 6.5 - 8.5 cm / 2½ - 3¼”


Lace weight
Approximately 850 (915, 970, 1150, 1270, 1390) m / 930 (1000, 1060, 1255, 1390, 1520) yds;

Papiput Silky Merino Lace (700 m / 765 yds per 100 g skein, 50% silk 50% merino)
2 skeins
Sample colour: Batavia

Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.


One 3 mm / US 2½ circular needle, 60 cm / 24”
One 3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” (or longer)
One 3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle, 60 cm / 24”
Optional: One set of 3.25 mm / US 3 dpns

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.


2 stitch markers, 4 removable markers, tapestry needle


29 sts and 39 rows = 10 cm / 4” in reverse Stockinette st with 3.25 mm (US 3) needles, before blocking.

30 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm / 4” in reverse Stockinette st with 3.25 mm (US 3) needle, after blocking.

Special thanks to test knitters
ouicco AmeValeska jfborges NAlicia gohlim papiput nettie717 arastal tomobello amytat wimpjeknits Cocovine;

and technical editor and translator for the Japanese version: Atelier Knits nami44

Thank you inesalvescruz for translating the pattern to Portuguese.