Saltwater Top by Natasha Robarge
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Saltwater Top

Crochet
June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in ribbing patt (measured flat)
3.75 mm (F)
819 - 1638 yards (749 - 1498 m)
39.5 (43, 46.5, 50, 54)" bust circumference
US
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.

Wide-angled ribbing and tall lace stripes create an attractive contrast in fabric and shape in this cute summer top. The stripes call to mind a nautical style, and the unique shaping of the ribbing fits perfectly with vintage-inspired high-waisted pants.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 39.5 (43, 46.5, 50, 54)“ bust circumference. Sample shown measures 39.5”, modeled with 7” positive ease.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Hampton (70% Pima cotton, 30% linen; 273 yd / 3.5 oz): #03 white (A), 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) hanks; #06 red, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) hank(s).

Hook Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle.

Gauge 23 sc and 23 rows = 4” in ribbing patt (measured flat); (ch 2, double arch) 2 times = 3.75” and 6 rows = about 3.5” in main patt (measured flat).

Notes Ribbing is worked first. Back and front are worked across edge of ribbing. Fasten off when changing colors. Measurements given when garment is laid flat. Fabric is very elastic and will stretch when worn.