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I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest ...

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Lola's Top - 3 Ways

from Brenda Castiel Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lola's Top - 3 Ways
Lola's Top - 3 Ways
Lola's Top - 3 Ways
Lola's Top - 3 Ways
Lola's Top - 3 Ways

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round
  • Easy Lace
  • Increase and Decrease

Pattern Description:

You will love this top for its quick-change capabilities - there are so many different ways to wear it. First: is a classic fitted top with a deep V neck that shows a little cleavage -- great for evenings. Second: you can add the lacy insert which buttons or snaps in, and you are demure and proper for the morning. Third: a striped insert creates a sporty look, and you can wear the top for a casual outing. Want more? Layer it over a crisp white shirt as a V-neck sweater -- that's version number 4! This is a convertible sweater that really works. Great for travel: one sweater - 4 looks! Construction Notes The design is done in stockinette stitch with some purl accents for texture. It is knitted in the round with raglan sleeves and with no sewing required. An attached I-cord is used for the edging along the neck. The buttonholes (where the insert buttons go) are disguised by the I-cord. The hem and sleeves are finished with a tiny ruffle. One of the 2 inserts has lace with a pretty zigzag edge. It will attach to the sweater with small snap fasteners. The second insert is striped, with a tiny ruffled edge, and it attaches to the sweater with silver buttons.


22 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in st st.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit bust size 32 in. to 52 in. or 81 to 131 cm.


  • MC: Louisa Harding Kashmir Baby 55% merino wool, 35% microfiber and 10% cashmere. 50g/131m/143yd 12 Plum 7(7, 8, 8, 9, 10) balls
  • Note: any Sport-weight or DK-weight yarn may be substituted.
  • CC: Cleckheaton Country Kids 8 ply, 100% wool, or any white Sport/DK yarn (small amount)
  • Lace: Handmaiden Mini Maiden 50% wool, 50% silk, or similar fingering weight yarn (small amount)
  • US size 5/3.75mm circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Safety pins
  • 6 buttons to attach striped insert;
  • 6 small backing buttons
  • 6 snap fasteners (press studs) to attach lace insert.