True Romance by Anne B Hanssen

True Romance

Knitting
February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
700 - 1050 yards (640 - 960 m)
Finished bust circumference: 78.5/83/87/92/96/101/105/110/114/119cm = 31/32.5/34/36/38/40/41.5/43.5/45/47”
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This pattern has been tested by a group of talented and skillful knitters. I would like to thank:
AuntLizzy / tmr714 / carmen73 / startare / brncow / kmb34me / helle007 and wendyb315

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This top is a sheer, romantic, easy-to-wear top that makes me dream about the summer to come! It is guaranteed to add a touch of romance to your wardrobe:) An easy and fast knit with a great result!

Construction This top features beautiful lace-patterns for the hem and the center front and V-neck. It is completely seamless.
To take advantage of the beautiful Old Shale pattern of the lower hem the top/camisole is worked bottom up and in the round to underarms. From underarms the back and the left and right fronts are worked flat and in separate pieces. Shoulders are worked together using the 3 needle bind off method (unless you are very clever and use the Kitchener method or grafting….).Stitches are picked up around the neck and the armholes for working a narrow edge.

Sizes
There are 10 sizes to choose from. Finished bust circumference, after washing and blocking: 78.5/83/87/92/96/101/105/110/114/119cm = 31/32.5/34/36/38/40/41.5/43.5/45/47”. Finished length goes from 55cm/21.75 for the smallest size, to 61cm/24” for the largest size (Length might be adjusted)..

Materials Yarn: I used a fingering weight, pure linen to work this top; “Kalinka” from Karin Oberg. This yarn comes in skeins of 100gr/3.53oz and 320m/350yards. You will need 2/2/2/2/2/3/3/3/3/3 skeins of this specific yarn. Linen is gorgeous to wear and it ages beautifully. You might substitute it for another yarn quality that knits up to gauge. I recommend that you use a yarn of natural fibers with a great drape and stitch definition.
Needles: circular needle, 80cm/32” long, 3mm/US2.5, for the lower body. You can use the same circular needle (or straight needles) for the upper back and fronts. A small circular needle 40cm/16” for the edges of the neck and armhole openings.
Notions: separate holders, stitch-markers, blunt tapestry needle, blocking tools.’

Gauge 24sts and 32 rows = 10x10cm/4x4”. Please note that this is of the washed and blocked swatch! If you work with cotton/linen/bamboo it is worth thinking about that these materials grows after washing.

The pattern All measurements are given in cm’s as well as in inches. All necessary stitch-counts are given. The lace-patterns are charted as well as written out row-by-row. There is a schematic.

Knitting skills Techniques involved: picking up stitches, 3 needle bind off, working lace following a chart and/or written instructions. Abbreviatins used are k, p, ssk, k2tog, yo, m1r, m1l.

ERRATA (concerning the free downloads only).
Size 3: 103 sts for back (not 105)
Size 10: 142 sts for back (not 143)
Upper back, decrease rows: work until 4 sts rem in the row, k2tog, k2 Bind off for backs neck: bind off 31/34/35/40/39/42/45/48/47/50
Written instructions for fronts centered lace:
Round 1: sm, k until 8 sts before the center front: sm, k1. k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, sm, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, sm, k until BOR Round 3: sm, k until 8 sts before the center front, sm, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, sm, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, sm, k until marker 3, sm, k until BOR
Left and right fronts = inverted