Had enough of cleavage and midriff-baring fashion? This summer top shows off a bit of skin in the back. And if you still like to show a little cleavage and midriff, it turns out this top is actually reversible, although pretty daring if the leaves are worn in front without a camisole! The construction is essentially like making a cardigan with no sleeves. But instead of the typical closure, knit leaves are sewn over the middle of the back (or front) to close the sweater. This creates daring little open areas in between. Itís perfect for warm summer days. If you are in between sizes, try to make the size that will give you a snug fit, without being so tight as to pull the open areas between the leaves. Main Line is extremely malleable when blocked, so you can alter the finished measurements a bit that way, being careful not to distort the stitches too much while blocking. Worried about what to wear underneath it? Place one of the leaves to strategically cover your bra in the back.
SIZE XS(30) [S(34), M(38), L(42), 1X(46), 2X(50)]Shown in size S.
MATERIALS [MC] Knit Picks Main Line [75% Cotton/25% Wool; 82yd per 50g skein]; color: Ivory; 5[6, 7, 8, 8, 9] skeins.
[CC1] Knit Picks Main Line [75% Cotton/25% Wool; 82yd per 50g skein]; color: Butter Pecan; 1[1, 2, 2, 2, 2]skeins.
[CC2] Handspun, art yarn, leftover yarn, or any yarn of your choosing [for leaves]. The original leaves were made with a worsted weight handspun, approximately 50 yards.
1 set US #7/4.5mm straight needles 1 set US #10/6mm straight needles (Used only for the leaves. Since you can choose any yarn you want for the leaves, you should also use the proper needle size for your chosen yarn.) 2 stitch holders Size G6/4mm crochet hook
GAUGE 18.5 sts/22 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on size 7 needles