Top with Lace Diamonds
Sizes: 10/14 (US 6/10)
Yarn: 200 g Alize Bamboo Fine Uni (100% Bamboo, 440 m/100 g); one pair quick knit needles and one circular needle, both size 3 mm (US 2.5).
Garter st (gst): k every row.
Reverse stocking stitch (Rev st st): Work RS rows P and WS rows K.
Selvage: Multiple of 12 + 11 + 2 selv sts.
Work according to chart 1. Only RS rows are shown.
On WS rows work all sts and yos P.
Beg with 1 selv st and sts before patt, rep patt, end with sts after patt and 1 selv st.
Work rows 1-34 once.
Lace Diamonds: Multiple of 22 + 1 + 2 selv sts.
Work as selvage but according to chart 2.
Repeat rows 1-60 throughout.
Cast on 85 sts and work 1 cm = 3 rows in gst for band, beg with 1 WS row.
Then work selvage.
After 12 cm = 34 rows from band, work 1 cm = 2 rows in Rev St st. On WS row inc 6 sts evenly spaced across = 91 sts.
Cont in Lace Diamonds.
Neckline Shaping: When piece measures 54 cm = 138 rows from Rev St st, bind off center 31 sts and complete both sides separately.
For rounding at inside edge, bind off 3 sts twice on every 2nd row.
After 55 cm from Rev St st, at both ends bind off 24 sts each side for shoulders.
Work as given for back, but for neckline, when piece measures 92 rows from Rev St st, bind off center 13 sts and complete both sides separately.
For rounding at inside edge bind off 3 sts twice, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 3 times on every 2nd row.
When front matches back, bind off remaining 24 shoulder sts on either side.