Leyla by Rita Maassen


October 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in ribbing (k1, p1 in turn)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
520 - 750 yards (475 - 686 m)
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Whether as a slipover over blouses and t-shirts or as a top for the summer: “Leyla” is suitable for every season. Eyecatcher is the small waistband with it’s decorative button.

The slipover gets a little wider from the bottom up. The waistband is worked sideways first, then stitches are picked up from this waistband and the lower front and back are worked in rounds. From the beginning of the armholes, the work is divided and both parts are worked separately in rows. The neckline is crocheted with reversed single crochets and finally a decorative button is sewn onto the strap of the waistband. Even beginners can do this!


Bust circumference of finished slipover:
34 (37/40/43/46/49) inches
87 (93/101/106/111/116) cm

This slipover is intended to fit with about 1½” 4 cm of positive ease at bust. Shown in size M.

26 sts and 31 rows = 4” 10 x 10 cm in ribbing (k1, p1 in turn), after blocking

* I used the Buttjebeyy Veggie for this slipover (100% viscose, 142 yds 130 m /50 g), here shown in a reactive dying color. You’ll need approx 4 (5/5/5/6/6) skeins
(this yarn is available at www.buttjebeyy.de. Alternatively you can use any other DK yarn with the same yardage)

  • US size 4 3,5 mm circular needles (or any size to obtain gauge)

  • Stitch markers

  • Stitch holder

  • Crochet hook 3,5 mm

  • Tapestry needle