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Cotton. I used Lincraft Amalfi cotton, 10 balls. (any 8ply cotton or linen would substitute) 4mm needles.
Cast on 100 st (if adjusting size, remember to keep number of stitches even, my recommendation would be to either add or subtract 10 sts at cast on. The rest can be left as is just be aware that you need to evenly divide the amount of sts you have for neck shaping, eg: if making smaller by 10 sts when it comes to neck shaping you need to k 44 st then c/o 64 then k 44) 1. k1, *k2tog, yo*, repeat to last stitch, k1 2. Purl all 3. k1 * yo, s1k1psso*, repeat to last stitch, k1 4. Purl Four rows make up pattern. Knit 140 rows in pattern Sleeve shaping Row 141 cast on 31 sts and then knit in row 1 pattern Row 142 cast on 31 sts and then purl to end. Knit 78 rows in pattern
Neck shaping Knit 1 row in pattern Following pattern for next 2 rows K 49 sts then cast off 64 sts then k 49 sts (purl row) K 49 sts then cast on 64 sts then k 49 sts (row 3 in pattern) Knit 1 row pattern (purl row) Knit 78 rows in pattern Row 79 cast off 31 sts Row 80 cast off 31 sts Knit 139 rows in pattern. Cast off on row 140 (purl row).
Finished top before sewing together.
Sew up side and sleeve seams and then add straps about 10 cm in on either side of neck opening, I crochet a 3 strings of single crochet across the shoulder. Then I single crochet some ties to use to gather the side seams. These embellishments are optional. It would like nice with a wide belt as well.
Top without embellishments.
Top with embellishments.