Thursday, May 7, 2009

Summer Nights Top

Summer Night's 
By : Mindy Lewis

Yarn Used :
Knit Picks Shadow (a lace yarn)
1 1/2 skeins used - 440yds / 50g per skein
Try a lace cotton for a lighter top.
Color Used : Pink Posy
About or less than 1 skein was used for this top.

Any yarn will work.

Needles & Notions :
US Size 7
2 to 4 buttons
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations :
K = Knit
P = Purl
CO = Cast On
YO = yarn over
Notes : This is a form fitting top. Very stretchy also. Would look great on anyone even the ones with child, no matter how far along they are.
Pattern Instructions
CO 120, more or less depending on how long you would like it
(makes sure it's an even number of sts.)
Row 1 - 4 : knit
Row 5 : k2, *yo, yo, k1* to last st. k1.
Row 6 : k2, *drop yo's, k1* to last st. k1.
Rep these 6 rows til piece measures around the top of your breast
Then knit 1 row.
You don't have to had the straps, a strapless would be Very Cute too!

But if you would like

Straps (make 2) - two ways to add straps -

Pick up 4 sts where you would attach them.

Attach yarn

K1, K into front & back of next st (twice), k1. (6 sts.)

then cont. in pattern.

Row 1 - 4 : Knit

Row 5 : k2, (yo, yo, k1) 3 times, k1.

Row 6 : k2, (drop yo's, k1) 3 times, k1.


CO 6
Row 1 - 4 : knit
Row 5 : k2, (yo, yo, k1) 3 times, k1.
Row 6 : k2, ( drop yo's, k1) 3 times, k1.
Rep these 6 rows til piece is long enough to fit over shoulder from front to back.

When desired length..

For button hole

Knit 1 row

K3, yo, k2tog, k1.

Knit 2 rows.


Sew up side - cast on & bind off edges
Once side is sewed up attach straps or add them in desired place. Easiest would be a knitted area.
Add buttons to front and/or back.

Thanks Mindy
Questions or comments please e-mail at : / LewisKnits - Designer Mindy Lewis


Sara said...

Hi! I love the pattern for Summer Nights top, and would like to know approximately how much of the yarn listed you needed.


Kathy said...

Hi, I'm curious if you think this would be adaptable for a pregnant woman. I think my DIL would love it, but she's nearly 5 months pregnant now and summer heat is bearing down on us.



R a i n said...

It's gorgeous. How many skeins of the shadow did you use? One right?

Deborah said...

What a cute design. Hopefully it will keep me cool during those long hot nights. Thank you.

mary said...

Hi Mindy! Is this your own pattern?
It is simple, yet lovely-looking.
I'm a beginner & so I 1st tried your pattern (making a small swatch.) It turned out nice.
It curved a bit, but I'm scared that once the top is ready, it might be terribly curved.

Now I'm making a top & am quite disappointed because the edges are getting curved in. I think it may be a mistake in Row:5 & 6, ie: the 1st & last stitch.
Are there YO's(yarn over) for the last stitch in Row 5?

Lolo, Toaster said...

This is soo cute--in fact, I'm knitting it right now! Just a couple changes to keep it from tilting & to suit my personal taste. ;) Again, loove this design!