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Jyvaskyla, Finland

Hello, I am a self-taught knitter (and crocheter) who enjoys designing knitwear that are fun, unique and flattering. I enjoy all sort of crafting as it gives me great joy to create beautiful, useful ...

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from Kessa In Stitches
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lapis

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • K2T
  • KFB
  • Knitting flat and in the round
  • Very basic crochet.

Pattern Description:

A top inspired by Marilyn Monroe in her infamous white 'subway' dress in the movie The Seven Year Itch,

Lapis is a simple but elegant top with a flattering silhouette and a high neckline, which makes a very versatile piece that can easily be dressed up or down. The back features a keyhole fastened by buttons.

This pattern includes some photo tutorials. Suitable for advanced beginners. This pattern had been test knitted.


25 sts/28 rows over 4"/10cm in St st, on US6/4mm needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit 32 [ 36, 40, 44, 48, 52 ] inch (Bust)


  • US0/2mm circular needles
  • US6/4mm circular needles
  • 700 - 1200 yd Light-DK/Sport weight yarn that is light and drapey
  • A small crochet hook around US B1/2mm

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 Stitch Holders
  • 5 Stitch Markers
  • 3 detachable Stitch Markers (or paperclips)
  • Tapestry needle
  • 3 buttons approx. 0.5" wide
  • Sewing thread and needle
  • Optional: An extra knitting needle

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Colourmart 32/120NM DK Weight Silk


French Blue

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