Soleie Shell by Skeindeer Knits

Soleie Shell

Knitting
July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
457 - 969 yards (418 - 886 m)
15 sizes to fit busts 76-158 cm (30-62")
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The tank top Soleie features a floral Scandinavian lace pattern, symbolising the many beautiful wildflowers blossoming across the region in the summer. Amongst the 1,500 species of the Soleie family, there are engsoleie (buttercup), gulveis (yellow anemone), and blåveis (liverleaf). The top is worked top-down and the looser lace fabric gives it a subtle a-line shape.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern, and if you need any help or have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me in my Ravelry group ‘Skeindeer Knits’. It’s the best place for swift support. Happy knitting!

Yarn
Isager Bomulin (65% Cotton, 35% Linen, 210 / 230 yds, 50g).
Colourway 47 Blue-Grey

Yarn alternatives
Sandnes Tynn Line, Holst Coast, Permin Esther, Knit Picks Lindy Chain

Yarn amounts
(418, 450, 482, 513, 554) (586, 618, 645, 694, 728) (758, 796, 836, 861, 886) m / (458, 492, 527, 562, 605) (641, 676, 706, 758, 796) (829, 870, 914, 942, 969) yds.

Needle
Gauge-size needles.
The sample was made using 3.5 mm (US 4).

Garment bust
(76, 82, 88, 93, 99) (105, 111, 117, 123, 128) (134, 140, 146, 152, 158) cm / (30, 32, 35, 37, 39) (41, 44, 46, 48, 50) (53, 55, 57, 60, 62)” To be worn with 0-2.5 cm / 0-1” positive ease at the bust. The sample is size 6.

Body length
26 cm / 10”

Armhole depth
(17, 18, 18, 19, 19) (19, 20, 20, 21, 21) (21, 22, 22, 22, 22) cm / (6. 75, 7, 7.25, 7.5, 7.5) (7.75, 7.75, 7.75, 8, 8.25) (8.25, 8.5, 8.5, 8.75, 8.75)”

Neck opening
(40, 40, 40, 43, 44) (47, 50, 53, 54, 54) (57, 57, 59, 62, 63) cm / (16, 16, 16, 17, 17) (19, 20, 21, 21, 21) (22, 22, 23, 24, 25)”

Shoulder width
(28, 29, 29, 30, 33) (34, 35, 35, 39, 39) (40, 40, 43, 44, 44) cm / (11, 11, 11, 12, 13) (13, 14, 14, 15, 15) (16, 16, 17, 17, 17)”

Construction
This top is constructed top down, starting with the back, working short-rows to shape the shoulders, courtesy of Åsa Tricosa’s Ziggurat method. The back is worked to the underam flat, and each strap is worked individually before being joined together at the front. The front is also worked flat to the underarm, then is joined together with the back, and the body is completed in the round.

After having worked half the body in the round, you work the lace pattern in the round and bind off. The final touch is picking up sts along the neckline and each armhole, to work one round and bind off.