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Butterfly Lace Top

Fly away in the Butterfly Lace Top. This openwork top features butterfly-style sleeves and a gorgeous lace construction. The stunning color combination of radiant orchid and muted mustard makes the top a fashion-forward piece any style-conscious knitter is sure to love. With striped accents and a boat-neck style opening, the Butterfly Lace Top is a fabulous and flattering top for which you'll love taking credit.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm, 6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • Patons Grace (50 g/1.75 oz;125 m/136 yds)
    • Main Color (MC) Orchid (62307) - (6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10 balls)
    • Contrast A Beeswax (62609 - (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, balls)
  • Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needles 16" [40 cm] and 32" [80 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension

 

Gauge: 23 sts and 31 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

 

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement
XS 28"-34" [71-86.5 cm]
S 28"-34" [71-86.5 cm]
M 36"-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
L 40"-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
XL 44"-46" [112-117 cm]
2/3 Extra Large 48"-54" [122-137 cm]
4/5 Extra Large 56"-62" [142-157.5 cm]

 

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

 

Notes: Garment is worked from top down.
Change to larger circular needle when necessary to accomodate all sts.
With smaller 16" [40.5 cm] circular needle and MC, cast on 136 (144- 152-160-176-184) sts.


Foundation rnd: With A, knit.
1st rnd: With A, *P1. Sl1P. Rep from * around.
2nd rnd: With A, *Sl1P. P1. Rep from * around.
3rd and 4th rnds: With MC, knit.
5th rnd: With A, knit.
Rep 1st to 5th rnds twice more, then 1st and 2nd rnds once more. Break A.

 

Change to larger 16" [40 cm] needle, MC and proceed in Vine Lace Pat as follows, changing to 32" [80 cm] needle when neccessary to accomodate all sts:
1st and alt rnds: Knit.
2nd rnd: *K2. yo. K6. yo. Rep from * around. 170 (180-190-200-220- 230) sts.
4th rnd: *K2. yo. K2. ssk. K2tog. K2. yo. Rep from * around.
6th rnd: *K3. yo. K6. yo. K1. Rep from * around. 204 (216-228-240-264- 276) sts.
8th rnd: *K2. yo. K2. ssk. K2. K2tog. K2. yo. Rep from * around.
10th rnd: *K3. yo. K2. ssk. K2tog. K2. yo. K1. Rep from * around.
12th rnd: As 8th rnd.
14th rnd: As 10th rnd.
16th rnd: *K4. yo. K6. yo. K2. Rep from * around. 238 (252-266-280- 308-322) sts.
18th rnd: *K2. yo. K2. ssk. K4. K2tog. K2. yo. Rep from * around.
20th rnd: *K3. yo. K2. ssk. K2. K2tog. K2. yo. K1. Rep from * around.
22nd rnd: *K4. yo. K2. ssk. K2tog. K2. yo. K2. Rep from * around.
23rd rnd: Knit.
24th to 29th rnds: As 18th to 23rd rnds.
30th rnd: *K5. yo. K6. yo. K3. Rep from * around. 272 (288-304-320- 352-368) sts.
32nd rnd: *K2. yo. K2. ssk. K6. K2tog. K2. yo. Rep from * around.
34th rnd: *K3. yo. K2. ssk. K4. K2tog. K2. yo. K1. Rep from * around.
36th rnd: *K4. yo. K2. ssk. K2. K2tog. K2. yo. K2. Rep from * around.
38th rnd: *K5. yo. K2. ssk. K2tog. K2. yo. K3. Rep from * around.
39th rnd: Knit.
40th to 47th rnds: As 32nd to 39th rnds.
48th rnd: *(K6. yo) twice. K4. Rep from * around. 306 (324-342-360- 396-414) sts.
50th rnd: *K2. yo. K2. ssk. K8. K2tog. K2. yo. Rep from * around.
52nd rnd: *K3. yo. K2. ssk. K6. K2tog. K2. yo. K1. Rep from * around.
54th rnd: *K4. yo. K2. ssk. K4. K2tog. K2. yo. K2. Rep from * around.
56th rnd: *K5. yo. K2. ssk. K2. K2tog. K2. yo. K3. Rep from * around.
58th rnd: *K6. yo. K2. ssk. K2tog. K2. yo. K4. Rep from * around.
59th rnd: Knit.
60th to 69th rnds: As 50th to 59th rnds.
70th rnd: *K7. yo. K6. yo. K5. Rep from * around. 340 (360-380-400- 440-460) sts.
72nd rnd: *K2. yo. K2. ssk. K10. K2tog. K2. yo. Rep from * around.
74th rnd: *K3. yo. K2. ssk. K8. K2tog. K2. yo. K1. Rep from * around.
76th rnd: *K4. yo. K2. ssk. K6. K2tog. K2. yo. K2. Rep from * around.
78th rnd: *K5. yo. K2. ssk. K4. K2tog. K2. yo. K3. Rep from * around.
80th rnd: *K6. yo. K2. ssk. K2. K2tog. K2. yo. K4. Rep from * around.
82nd rnd: *K7. yo. K2. ssk. K2tog. K2. yo. K5. Rep from * around.
84th rnd: *K8. (yo. K6) twice. Rep from * around. 374 (396-418-440- 484-506) sts.
86th rnd: *K2. yo. K2. ssk. K12. K2tog. K2. yo. Rep from * around.
88th rnd: *K3. yo. K2. ssk. K10. K2tog. K2. yo. K1. Rep from * around.
90th rnd: *K4. yo. K2. ssk. K8. K2tog. K2. yo. K2. Rep from * around.
92nd rnd: *K5. yo. K2. ssk. K6. K2tog. K2. yo. K3. Rep from * around.
94th rnd: *K6. yo. K2. ssk. K4. K2tog. K2. yo. K4. Rep from * around.
96th rnd: *K7. yo. K2. ssk. K2. K2tog. K2. yo. K5. Rep from * around.
98th rnd: *K8. yo. K2. ssk. K2tog. K2. yo. K6. Rep from * around.
99th rnd: Knit.
Rep 86th to 99th rnds until work from beg measures 14 (14-14-15-16-17)" [35.5 (35.5-35.5-38-40.5-43) cm].


Change to smaller 32" [80 cm] needle and proceed as follows:
Sleeve edgings and body ribbing: 1st rnd: With A, knit.
2nd rnd: With A, (P1. Sl1P) 53 (54-54-55-56-56) times. P1 (0-1-0-0-1). (K2. P2) 20 (22-25-27-32-35) times. K0 (2-0-2-2-0). (P1. Sl1P) 53 (54- 54-55-56-56) times. P1 (2-1-2-2-1). (K2. P2) 20 (22-25-27-32-35) times.
3rd rnd: With A, (Sl1P. P1) 53 (54-54-55-56-56) times. P1 (0-1-0-0-1). (K2. P2) 20 (22-25-27-32-35) times. K0 (2-0-2-2-0). (Sl1P. P1) 53 (54- 54-55-56-56) times. P1 (2-1-2-2-1). (K2. P2) 20 (22-25-27-32-35) times.
4th and 5th rnds: With MC, K107 (108-109-110-112-113). (K2. P2) 20 (22-25-27-32-35) times. K0 (2-0-2-2-0). K107 (108-109-110-112-113). P0 (2-0-2-2-0). (K2. P2) 20 (22-25-27-32-35) times.
6th rnd: With A, as 4th rnd.
Rep 2nd to 6th rnds twice more, then 2nd and 3rd rnds once more.
Break MC.
Next rnd: With A, cast off 107 (108-109-110-112-113) sts. (K2. P2) 20 (22-25-27-32-35) times. K0 (2-0-2-2-0). Cast off 107 (108-109-110- 112-113) sts. P0 (2-0-2-2-0). (K2. P2) 20 (22-25-27-32-35) times.
With A only, cont in rnds of (K2. P2) ribbing over rem 160 (180-200- 220-260-280) sts for 2" [5 cm] more. Cast off in rib.

 

 

 

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Great pattern! Love that different sizes are accommodated, and that the design of the top would flatter any size. I really like the colors, although if I hadn't seen them together already I probably would not have chosen them in a yarn store!

Such a beautiful top! I think I may try different colors - maybe teal and grey? - but I cannot wait to get to knitting this!

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