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Simplice Top


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Simplice is just what its name implies ~ a simple top that's a breeze to knit and is versatile enough to go from garden to gala. It is constructed seamlessly from the top down with a round yoke, just a bit of shaping through the bodice, and a ?attering peplum. What distinguishes this design from every other sweater tee in your closet is a row of eyelet increases at the waist. These create the silhouette, adding drape and a bit of swing. Simplice can be worn loose, as is, or dressed up with a belt or ribbon threaded through the eyelets. On a more personal note~~I made several versions of this simple top last summer and wore them continuously. It is one of those items that always finds a place in my suitcase when I am traveling. Easy to wear and easy to customize, it has proven one of the most versatile tops in my closet. I've worn it with jeans for Saturday marketing and errand running and have dressed it up by belting it and pairing it with a skirt for dinner out. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round GAUGE 20 stitches and 28 rounds = 4" in St st with US 5 (3.75mm) needle or size required to obtain gauge SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Bust Measurements: 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50)"/76 (81, 86, 91, 96 1/2, 101 1/2, 106 3/4, 112, 117, 122, 127) c Top to be worn with 0 to 4" of negative ease PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Fire?y by Classic Elite Yarns (25% Linen, 75% Viscose; 155 yards/141 meters per 50g skein3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins. or Ondine by Louisa Harding Yarns (100% Cotton; 119 yards/110 meters per 50g skein4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins.

Supplies Needed

  • 450 to 1200 yds dk weight yarn
  • stitch holder or spare thread
  • 3/8" button (optioanl)

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Kntting by Hand
Knitwear designer and author of Fairy Tale Knits: 32 Project to Knit Happily Ever After. Lover of yarn, food and travel.