Glenlea Top by Corrine Walcher

Glenlea Top

May 2018
Lace ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
500 - 960 yards (457 - 878 m)
32(36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"
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Glenlea is a bottom-up, sleeveless, three-season top with a wheat motif lace hem. There is optional waist shaping for a more feminine silhouette, and the deep lace hem portion can be customized to your liking. The name is a variety of Canadian wheat, which surrounded my hometown on the Alberta prairie.

Finished Size:
Chest: 32(36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches
Length: 13(13.5, 14, 14, 14.5, 15) inches from cast on to underarm

Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Dharma 950% yak fiber/50% mulberry silk; 480 yards per 4 oz skein); 2(2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins. Sample knit in Winter Woods. 44” sample used 595 yards.

Needles: US #/3.5mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer for the body of the top (larger sizes may prefer a longer needle), and needles of the same size to work your preferred method to knit small circumferences in the round.
Or size to make gauge

Stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Yarn needle to weave ends

Gauge: 24 stitches/32 rows per 4” in blocked stockinette stitch.

Note: This top is worked in the round from the hem to the underarms. Front and back are then worked separately to the shoulders. Shoulder stitches are joined using Kitchener stitch or three-needle bind-off. Stitches are picked up around the neck and armholes to finish the edges.