My "Northern Shores" Women's Top was inspired by the northern shores of Lake Superior (not far from our home). I chose the Mid Blue color to reflect the color of the lake and the top of the garment was designed to mimic the waves that crash upon the shoreline. I chose the main stitch of the garment for it's "knit-look" quality and I designed the openwork stitch pattern for the top front and back panels to mimic a lace knit pattern. This top was designed to be flattering on all body types so it requires minimal shaping to define a loosely fit waist. For a more casual look, tie the belt in a square knot. Or to dress it up a bit, use a decorative slide. Whatever the event or occasion, you'll be sure to turn heads in your "Northern Shores" Top! Pattern is written is sizes Women's XS thru 3X. Yarn type is a Fine Weight / 2 yarn. Yardage ranges from 800 - 1,700 yards depending on size. Several yarns used for testing included: Red Heart Luster Sheen, Lion Brand Ice Cream, Premier Yarns Wool-Free Lace, Loops & Threads Payette. Top is an A Crocheted Simplicity original design. Become a Fantabulous Fan on Facebook to get Sneak Peeks on upcoming designs and sales: www.facebook.com/ACrochetedSimplicity Follow my blog: www.acrochetedsimplicity.com You can also find me on Ravelry (Jennifer Pionk Designs) & Etsy (A Crocheted Simplicity).