Diamond Back Top

Diamond Back Top

 

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This wardrobe-staple v neck top features a diamond lace panel running down the back. Knit seamlessly from the neck down, it has waist shaping for a flattering fit. Please note that the extra length on larger sizes is made by a longer Double Moss Stitch band at the hem. If you use a yarn that is very drapey like the one pictured, choose a size that is 2-3″ smaller than you would actually like, since the yarn will naturally fall away from the body.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Bust: 31″(34.5″, 39.5″, 43″, 47″, 50.5″)
Waist: 26″(29.5″, 34.5″, 38″, 42″, 45.5″)
Hip: 30.25″(33.75″, 38.75″, 42.25″, 46.25″, 49.75″)
Length: 22.5″(22.75″, 23″, 23.25″, 23.5″, 23.75″)
Neckline Depth: 7.5″(7.75″, 8″, 8.5″, 9″, 9.25″)

GAUGE 4″ = 19 sts and 26 rows in Stocking Stitch on larger needles

MATERIALS
630(700, 780, 870, 940, 1060) yards worsted weight yarn
US 7 (4.5mm) and 9 (5.5mm) 24″-29″ circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and two sizes smaller
US 7 (4.5mm) set of 4 double-pointed needles or two sizes smaller than size needed to obtain gauge
stitch holders or scrap yarn
stitch markers, preferably in two different styles or colors
yarn needle
row counter (optional, but useful for keeping track of concurrent shaping directions.)

YARN SHOWN Berroco Weekend (75% acrylic/25% cotton; 205 yards/100 grams)