Tea Rose Halter Top by Wenlan Chia

Tea Rose Halter Top

February 2007
yarn held together
+ DK
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
US 13 - 9.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
6.5 mm (K)
840 - 1320 yards (768 - 1207 m)
27 (31½, 36, 40½, 45)" bust circumference
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Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Spring 2007: “Wenlan Chia, designer of the fashion line Twinkle, uses handknits in every collection. For this breezy top, designed to be worn over anything from a silk tank to a sporty T-shirt, she used wide lace panels separated by a ribbed waistband. Wenlan lives in New York. Read more about her in Interweave Knits, Summer 2006 and visit her website, www.twinklebywenlan.com.”

“A lace pattern worked on large needles makes an airy Tea Rose Halter Top.”

Finished Size: 27 (31½, 36, 40½, 45)“ bust circumference. Note: Choose a size that is smaller than your bust measurement; top will stretch slightly to fit.

Yarn: Twinkle Cruise (70% silk, 30% cotton; 120 yd 110 m/50 g): #31 tea rose, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) skeins. Yarn distributed by Classic Elite.

Needles: Sizes 11 (8 mm) and 13 (9 mm): 29” circulars (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Size K/10½ (6.5 mm) crochet hook; markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rounds = 4½“ (one pattern repeat wide) with 4 strands held together on smaller needle

Note: This top is knitted in the round, using four strands of yarn held together throughout. Use markers to set off pattern repeats, if desired.“