Top in Wavy Knit Pattern
200 (250) g Vita Cotton COCO (100% mercerized cotton, 240 m per 50 g ball), one pair quick knit needles 3,5 mm (US 4).
Garter stitch (with double strand) - gst: Knit on RS and WS rows.
Wavy Pattern (with single strand): multiple of 27 sts plus 5
Work according to chart. RS and WS rows are shown.
Rows 1, 3, 5 (RS rows): K3, * yo, K2, yo, K2, yo, K3, K2tog 3 times, K3, yo, K2, yo, K2, yo, K1, rep from *, end with K3 instead of K1.
Rows 2, 4 and 6: Purl.
Pattern sequence: * 4 rows in gst (with double strand) and 6 rows in Wavy Patt (with single strand), rep from * throughout.
Gauge: 32 sts and 33 rows = 10 x 10 сm.
Cast on 140 (167) sts and work according to patt sequence.
Armhole Shaping: When piece measures 30 (34) cm = 100 (112) rows from beg, bind off 4 sts at each end, then 3 sts every other row twice, 2 sts 5 times and 1 stitch once = 86 (113) sts.
When decreasing, make sure that in wavy patt yos are balanced by sts worked tog.
Neckline Shaping: When piece measures 46 (52) cm = 152 (172) rows from beg, place center 26 (33) sts onto a holder, then 5 sts once and 3 sts twice from each neck edge.
When piece measures 48 (54) cm = 160 (180) rows from beg, bind off remaining 19 (29) shoulder sts on either side.
Work like back, but with deeper neckline.
Neckline Shaping: When piece measures 43 (49) cm = 142 (162) rows from beg, place center 12 (19) sts onto a holder and 5 sts every other row once, 4 sts once, 3 sts once and 2 sts once from each neck edge.
When front matches back, bind off remaining 19 (29) shoulder sts on either side.
Sew one shoulder seam.
Place the sts on holder to needle and pick 8 sts along front neck edge on either side = 104 (118) sts = 48 + 8 + 40 + 8 sts (55 + 8 + 47 + 8 sts).
With double strand, work 5 rows in gst, then bind off all sts.
Sew second shoulder seam.
With double strand, pick up 90 (102) sts along armhole edge and work 4 rows in gst, then bind off all sts.
Sew side seams.