"Glow Up" Top and Skirt by Lauren Riker

"Glow Up" Top and Skirt

March 2021
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch using largest needle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
980 - 1430 yards (896 - 1308 m)
10 sizes to fit a 32-50" Bust and 34-52" Hips
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980 (1030, 1080, 1130, 1180, 1230) (1280, 1330, 1380, 1430) yards / 895 (940, 990, 1035, 1080, 1125) (1170, 1215, 1260, 1310) meters of Worsted Weight Yarn to fit a 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42) (44, 46, 48, 50) in Bust / 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44) (46, 48, 50, 52) in Hips. Sample is shown using HiKoo “Popcycle” which is a fingering weight yarn held double. If you would like to use a fingering weight yarn, double the yardage given. If you would like just the Top, go here!

Glow up and bow up in this adorable top and skirt set! This charming 2 piece set has all of the girly details that will make you gush. Featuring a darling keyhole in the back topped with a bow and elegant puff sleeves, wearing this ensemble is sure to bring out your radiance!

I designed this set to be totally customizable to suit your unique preferences and make it your own. The neckline can be made higher for more modesty, the top and sleeves can be made as long as you like for your preferred coverage, and the skirt length is knitted custom to you. There are also 3 keyhole options - a small keyhole (pictured), large keyhole, or no keyhole, and the bow is optional as well.

The top and sleeves are both knitted in the round from the bottom up, then seamed together. This sleeve is magical in that it is super easy to seam on! I designed it so that it fits perfectly into the shoulder and you can just seam it on without any special placement, and I even have a video showing you how I do it. The skirt is knitted in the round from the top down, making it a breeze to try on as you go and customize the length. The fold over waistband is knitted at an extra small tension using a US 3 needle so that it will stay up on your waist, and guidance is offered if you would like to add elastic for extra reinforcement.

A full page photo tutorial is included for how to knit the short row shoulders, do a 3-needle bind off, as well as links to tutorials for all other techniques used.