Linea Top PDF english version
Linea Top is a feminine, romantic top with a loose fit with thin I-Cords to bind on top of the shoulders. The front and back piece are the same and are knit in two pieces until you are reaching the bottom of the armhole opening, then you will gather the front and the back piece and knit in the round. The back and front pieces start with a ribbed frontband in which the stitches for the yoke is picked up in.
The top has a beautiful pattern. It is made from knitting stockinette stitch – first back and forth before the front and the back piece are gathered – later in the round. The stockinette pattern has nice vertical lines which are made from chain stitches – slipped purlwise with yarn in front of your work on the flat side of your work (the backside), knitted on the other side (the frontside).
The top is knit top down and it is easy to adjust the length of the top. It is a good idea to knit and attach the I-Cords to the top before deciding the exact length of the top. The top is meant to have a positive ease of 5-15 cm. If you want a tighter look, choose a smaller size.
XS (S) M (L) XL
Bust measurements: approx. 97 (105) 108 (112) 116 cm measured from where the top is gathered. Body length measured centre under the armhole opening: 27 (28) 29 (30) 31 cm.
150 (150) 150 (200) 200 g of Pure Silk from Knitting for Olive 250 m/50 g.
The pictured model is a size XS and is knitted up in Pure Silk from Knitting for Olive, color “Wheat”.
You can choose other yarns if you obtain the right gauge.
You will also need a single stitch marker knitting this top.
Recommended needle sizes:
The top is knit in stockinette stitches with vertical chain stitch lines – to begin with you will knit back and forth. Later you will knit in the round on needle size 3 mm, 80 cm with one strand of Pure Silk. The I-Cord edges along the armhole opening is knitted on needle size 2.5 mm. The frontband and the I-Cords are knit double pointed needle size 3 mm.
24 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10 cm using needle size 3 mm.