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A sweet and graceful shell worked in the round from bottom up in allover lace pattern paired with a small cable. A small accenting pattern is placed at the side "seams" as a design element. The waist is shaped by changing the needle size and the stitch pattern is not disturbed. All rolled edges are worked in Stockinette stitch. This top is offered in 9 sizes. It is a completely seamless project. Make iy for summer and wear it all year long!! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY How to work in lace How to work with charts How to work in the round GAUGE 20 sts and 30 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in Lace pattern using largest needle 22 sts and 28 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in Lace pattern using smallest needle SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Size 30 3/4 (35 3/4, 38 3/4, 43 3/4, 46, 53 3/4, 56 1/2, 58, 64 1/2)" chest circumference.

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  • Yarn Worsted Weight (#4 Medium) Shown here: Cascade Venezia Worsted (70% Merino wool, 30% Mullberry Silk; 219 yd [200m]/100 g): color # 178 ; 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.
  • Needles 3 needle sizes are used: Body Size 6 (4.0 mm): 24-32" circular (cir) Shaping waist Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24-32" cir and size 4 (3.5 mm): 24-32" cir Neck and armhole trim Size Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16 " cir
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Faina Goberstein is a prolific knitwear designer, author, and a professional and inspiring teacher. She is the co-author of The Art of Seamless Knitting and The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting. Her designs appear in Rowan Magazine, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit.Purl, Knitscene, Interweave Crochet, Twist Collective, Skacel, and other publications and various books. Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs showing off textures such as cables, brioche, lace, and slip stitch patterns. She is fascinated with many knitting techniques and design constructions. Faina loves to share with her students her discoveries and expertise. She teaches at various venues live and online as well as local guilds and shops around the country and abroad. She blogs at