Luxora by Samantha Stadter

Luxora

Knitting
May 2019
Light Fingering ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 618 yards (320 - 565 m)
33 (35, 37, 39) [41, 43, 45]"
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Notes

Luxora is a racerback crop top that knits up quick. Wear it as an airy camisole or rock it on its own with your favorite high waist bottoms.

Working top down, you’ll basically make three triangles, then join them at the bust to begin working in the round. After casting off, i-cord straps are picked up from the fronts and joined at the back.

There are a couple different increase methods used in this pattern. For the fronts, you can use a simple make 1 increase. For the back, the instructions say to “knit into stitch X times.” I recommend using the kfb (knit front back) method. See blog post for links to videos of these techniques.

This pattern uses Purl Soho’s Cattail silk yarn. Due to the yarn’s generous yardage, each size can be made with less than one skein. The yarn knits up a little crispy, but relaxes significantly after blocking and wear. Be sure to block your gauge swatch. There are soo many ways to modify this pattern to make it your own. See the end of the pattern for notes on a couple different variations.

This pattern is available for free on my blog, or you can purchase a PDF from my Ravelry shop for just a couple bucks. ^-^

Materials

Purl Soho, Cattail Silk, 1 skein
US 3, 24” circular needle
US 2, 24” circular needle
2 US 3 double pointed needles
2 Stitch markers
Scrap yarn or stitch holder
Tapestry needle

Gauge

4”= 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch on US 3 needles

Measurements and Modifications

There are seven sizes available, accommodating bust sizes 33” to 45” with no ease. For a more fitted top, work one size down or at a slightly smaller gauge.

Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4) 5, 6. 7
Finished Bust: 33 (35, 37, 39) 41, 43, 45