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La Vonne's Knot Just Knits 2
Monday, 22 October 2007
Sweetie Pie Top

La Vonne’s Knot Just Knits

Sweetie Pie Top

3 length straight sleeve options and Bell Sleeve.

 
Sizes:                  Small     Medium     Large     1X             2X           3X

Fits Bust Size:    32-34      36-38        40-42    44-46        48-50      52-54

Finished Length (not including strap):

                            12.5         12.5            14         14            14            14”

Strap Length:        10              10           10.5      10.5         11.5          11.5”

Straight sleeve approx length:  Short 5” Med 9” and Long 20-23”

Bell sleeve:  Top section 9” straight, bell worked until sleeve is 20-23” in length.

Materials:  Bernat Cool Crochet

 200 yds/182m per 1.75 oz/50gr skein.

70% acrylic/30% nylon.  Hook size: E/3.5mm.  

Yarn amounts:

3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 skeins

Guage/Tension in Pattern:  Shell and 3 post sts = 1.5”, 2 Pat rows = 1”.

Sts used:  Sl St, ch, dc.  Front Post Stitch, Shell = 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc.

Front Post Stitch (fpst) = Yarn over, insert hook from the front side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row; yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk), (yo and draw through 2 lps) 2X.

INC Post Row:  2 FPST around the 1st PST,  FPST, ch 2, FPST around 2nd PST.  2 FPST around 3rd PST.

2nd Rnd INC Post Row:  Work FPST around the 3 PST, Shell in ch 2 sp or previous row, BPST around the 3 PST.

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in brackets.  To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers in the size you’re working on before beginning.  If only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.  Right side has the front post stitches facing.

About top length:  Top is worked from the top down so can be worked on to desired length.  Pictured in a 14” length.  Please remember to purchase enough yarn to finish project if making it longer.  

Neckline:

Ch 216 (232, 248, 264, 280) 296, join to form circle, be careful not to twist. Ch 1.

Row 1:  Sc in each ch, join to first sc.  Ch 5.  (Counts as dc, ch 2)

Row 2:  2 dc in same st as joining, sk 2 sc, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, sk 2 sc, *shell in next sc, sk 2 sc, dc in each of the next 3 sc, sk 2 sc*  Rep from * to * around to beg ch 5, work dc in same st as joining sl st to 3rd ch to for beg shell.  Ch 5. 

Row 3:  2 dc in ch space in previous row.  Work FPST around the 3 dc *Work shell in shell of previous row, FPST around 3 FPST*  Rep from * to * around to beg ch 5, work dc in same st as joining sl st to 3 rd ch to form beg shell.  Ch 5.

Row 4:  2 dc in ch space in previous row.  Work FPST around the 3 FPST,  *Work shell in shell of previous row, FPST around 3 FPST* Rep from * to * around to beg ch 5, work dc in same st as joining sl st to 3rd ch to form beg shell.  Ch 5.

Repeat Row 4 until piece measures 12 (12.5, 14, 14, 14) 14” or desired length.  Fasten off. 

Straps:  Fold piece in half with join at the center back, Join yarn to st 4.5 (5,5,5,5) 5.5” from join and Ch 60 (60, 64, 64, 70) 70 loosely, join to corresponding st at front, fasten off.   Repeat for second strap in opposite direction for join and fasten off. 

Edging:  Attach yarn to join in back of piece, sc in each.  Work up the strap, across the front, up the second strap, across the back, join to first sc with a sl st.  Work a second sc row, fasten off.   Work 2 sc rows around armhole edge and strap.  Fasten off.  Rep for second armhole. 

Because of the various shapes and sizes of upper arms, please measure upper circumference of arm if possible to make sure you work the correct size.  The size for the sleeve is measured directly at the underarm..

For sleeved versions work as follows:  For 10.25” (12”, 13”, 16”, 17”) 18.5” ch 64 (72, 80, 88, 96,) 104 and work Rows 1 to 4 of Camisole body, then repeat row 4 for desired length.  Approx straight sleeve lengths for short 5”,  Med 9” and Long 20 to 23”

For Bell sleeve work straight for 9”. Then work as follows:

INC Post Row:  2 FPST around the 1st PST,  FPST, ch 2, FPST around 2nd PST.  2 FPST around 3rd PST.

2nd Rnd INC Post Row:  Work FPST around the 3 PST, Shell in ch 2 sp or previous row, BPST around the 3 PST.

 Next Row: 2 dc in ch space in previous row.  Work FPST around the 3 FPST,  *Work shell in shell of previous row, FPST around 3 FPST* Rep from * to * around to beg ch 5, work dec in same st as joining sl st to 3rd ch to form beg shell.  Ch 5.

 Repeat last row until piece measures 20 -23” or desired length.  Fasten off. 

 Joining sleeve to Camisole optional:   Join yarn in foundation row of sleeve and work as follows:  Holding camisole and sleeve together and working through both thicknesses. Sc for 21 sts, finish working the foundation row of the sleeve around to first st join.  Do not fasten off.  Continue to work on camisole up the strap to back and across to where the sleeve joins.  Work across the top of the sleeve to join with sl st where sleeve meets Camisole.  Fasten off.  Enjoy.

 angela.best@sympatico.ca                                                                                                                                                         © 2007 Angela Best

 

 


Posted by Angela at 4:52 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 15 June 2008 6:48 AM EDT
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Wednesday, 7 November 2007 - 6:35 AM EST

Name: "Lisa"
Home Page: http://www.islandknitter.blogspot.com

Hi Angela!

Just stopping by to say hi! HI! Nice site you have and very cool crochet patterns! See you over at Ravelry!Smile

Wednesday, 7 November 2007 - 4:32 PM EST

Name: lavonne3ca
Home Page: http://www.lavonneknotjustknits.com

Hi Lisa, nice to see ya!  Thanks for dropping by.  See you on Ravelry.

Thursday, 17 January 2008 - 3:57 PM EST

Name: "vashti"
Home Page: http://designingvashti.blogspot.com

Hi Angela, your blog is looking great! And I had to come and see this fabulous pattern. 

I just love your designs. 

Friday, 18 January 2008 - 8:09 PM EST

Name: lavonne3ca
Home Page: http://www.lavonneknotjustknits.com

Thank you Vasti!  I think I spend more time reading your blog than catching up on mine.  LOL!

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