Fritillary

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When I saw the colors of this yarn it reminded me straight away of the species of butterfly known as Fritillary. I have always loved those colors and was excited to make a lace top in the same color palette. To match the wonderful colors I had the good fortune to find the very fitting Butterfly Lace pattern. Easy to memorize lace that is not too fussy. This is a top you will get plenty of wear from in the season to come.

Knitted from the top down all you will have to do when you are finished is weave in the ends and block. Couldn’t be simpler! I used an interesting variation on the 3-needle bind off to creating the cross-over below the bust line, instead of binding off front and back stitches are just knit together. This leaves you with no sewing together to do at the end of the project.

SIZE

XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size Small)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Cross-over bust can accommodate a variety of chest-sizes. Measurements are given for below bust-line where it crosses over. Designed to be fitted across the chest.

Under bust: 67 [76.5, 87.5, 100, 109, 118, 127.5] cm / 27 [30.5, 35, 40, 43.5, 47.5, 51] inches
Chest: 71-81 [81-86.5, 86.5-96.5, 96.5-101.5, 101.5-106.5, 106.5-112, 112-117, 117-122, 122-127, 127-132, 132-137] cm / 28-32 [32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54] inches
Length: 51 [52, 54.5, 57, 59.5, 62, 65] cm / 20 [20.5, 21.5, 22.5, 23.5, 24.5, 25.5] inches

MATERIALS

Elann.com Sonata (100% Mercerized Cotton; 106m (115yd) per 50g skein); MC: Coffee bean (7382); 3 [4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7] skeins
CC: Grand Canyon (7192); 3 [3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6] skeins
4mm (US 6) circular needle 60mm / 24 inches (or longer for larger sizes)
1 set 4mm (US 6) double-point needles

Notions required
Tapestry needle; Waste yarn; Stitch markers ; 0.5mm (0.25 inch) wide ribbon for under bustline.

GAUGE

22 sts/30 rows = 4″/10cm in stockinette stitch.

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