Lace Boatneck Top by Sirdar

Lace Boatneck Top

by Sirdar
January 1984
Sport (12 wpi) ?
14.67 stitches = 4 inches
in pattern, see below for details
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
549 - 1098 yards (502 - 1004 m)
32/34" and 36/38"
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1980’s summer top. It uses yarn overs (as yfwd in the pattern) between shaped stockinette sections to create an open, airy fabric. It has a ribbed waistband, slit arm openings, and a boat neck. There is plenty of ease, 6”-8” depending on the size chosen. This top is knit flat in 2 pieces, and seamed together at the shoulder and sides.

The instructions are written only, and are written in a concise style. This pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner knitter and knits up fairly quickly.

One pattern repeat in the body (11 stitches) is over 3”, and there is no row gauge mentioned.

Materials needed:
3.25mm/US3 needles
5mm/US7 needles
tapestry needle

Skeins of yarn required for the 2 sizes:
Cloud 9 3/3
Linen Touch 5/5
Cotton Contrast 4/4
Boutonne 4/5
Fantasie 5/5
Chainette 5/6