Hallie Bow-Back Top by Emily Ringelman

Hallie Bow-Back Top

Knitting
May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 - 1500 yards (732 - 1372 m)
Finished Bust Size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)”
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Who doesn’t love a top that features a surprise on the back? From the front, the Hallie Top looks like a traditional summer tee, but turn it around and you’ll discover an open back with a contrasting inset bow. Featuring a picot-edged turned hem and top-down, set-in sleeves, it’s the perfect little top for any summer occasion.

This top begins at the bottom with a folded hem. If you prefer, ribbing can be substituted. The waist shaping happens along the princess lines in the front. The back has a deep scoop, and the front neckline is a shallow scoop. Set-in sleeves are worked from the top down, seamlessly, using short rows. The bow is worked separately and sewn in.

Size: Finished Bust Size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48)”
2” positive ease recommended.
Shown in size 34”

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking

Yarn: Berroco Vintage DK (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon; 290 yards (265 meters)/100 grams): 2104 Mushroom (MC, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins), 2185 Tidepool (CC, 1 skein for all sizes)

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” and 29” circulars; US size 5 (3.75 mm) 29” circulars

Notions: Markers, stitch holder, tapestry needle