Back-Panel A-line Top

from Sally Melville

Back-Panel A-line Top Pattern


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Knitting: Back-Panel A-line Top
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, work lace, increase, decrease, seam, pick-up-and-knit

Pattern Description:

I have long wanted to knit something that could be worn in the summer--other than a basic, straight-sided tank top. I wanted something that showed knitting skills, with interesting details, but was light and easy to wear. And here is my solution: an A-line, lacy top, made a lovely fingering weight yarn. The interesting detail is the surprise at the back--a panel . . . which can be buttoned as little or as much as you wish. (It really is fun to wear and then listen for the response when they see the back!)

Another surprise is its versatility, my discovery that that it can be worn over something with sleeves. If worn without (as shown on following pages), a racer-back camisole works well.


21 stitches and 33 rows = 4" (over lace and after blocking)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S (M, L, 1X, 2X)


  • 900 - 1300 yds fingering weight, US size 5 and 3 needles (3.75mm and 3.25 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • 7 small buttons

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Baah Yarns La Jolla


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About Designer

About Designer

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Sally Melville
by Sally Melville
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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I have been knitting and designing for over 50 years.
My favourite thing to do is to draft and knit garments that are classic-with a-twist, that will fit, that I will wear proudly, that will be admired, and that will inspire others to learn how to knit!
And my next favourite thing to do is pass all I know about how to do this along to you!

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