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Totally Biased: The Summer Top
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Totally Biased: The Summer Top is the second in a trio of related designs created to flatter a woman's curves. The bias of the fabric creates deep V-s in front and back. These V-s along with dramatic waist shaping-highlight an hourglass figure (or create the effect of an hourglass if it's not naturally occurring)!

The Summer Top is made with Shine (a cotton blend), has cap sleeves and eyelets, and front sections that overlap deeply. It can either be worn wrapped and tied (or pinned) or buttoned at the top allowing the front edges to drape. Can't decide which you prefer (or just learned you're pregnant)?? No matter. The closure options are interchangeable!

Each garment in the Totally Biased collection comes in a wide range of sizes (XS to 5X) and can be worked to any length. They are worked entirely in garter stitch - which (in my humble opinion) is the very best stitch to use when color comes out to play. Whether your yarn has long, gently changing swaths of color, is hand-painted, dappled, or if you're simply creating stripes from your stash of remnants - garter stitch will make the colors pop!

The Summer Top uses the following techniques: provisional cast on, directional increases and decreases, eyelets and Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind off. It would make a good first sweater for an adventurous new knitter.

Note: waist and bust measurement exclude the overlap at the front.
Bust: 31(33.5, 38.5, 42.5, 45, 47.5, 54, 58, 60) inches
Waist: 25(27.5, 32.6, 36.5, 39, 41.5, 48, 52, 54) inches
Length: can be worked to any length. Hip measurement increases as length increases. Yarn requirements given for approximately hip length.

Approximate yardage: 700(725, 850, 900, 950, 975, 1075, 1150, 1200) yards.
Note: Yarn quantities are for a hip length garment (when worn wrapped). If a longer garment is desired, purchase more yarn.
Totally Biased: The Summer Top Pattern (Pattern Download)
SKU: 12913D

Pattern Type: Knit
Difficulty: Intermediate
Sizes Included: XS - 31" bust, S - 33.5" bust, M - 38.5" bust, L - 42.5" bust, XL - 45" bust, 2X - 47.5" bust, 3X - 54" bust, 4X - 58" bust, 5X- 60" bust
Yarn Weight: Worsted
Yarn Line: Shine Worsted
Yardage: 700-1200
Fiber Type: Cotton
Needle Sizes: Size 6 (4mm): 40" circular

Please Note: This pattern was updated on 12/04/2014

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