Romantic Vineyard Top

Inspired by popular styles, this design revamps the contemporary t-shirt by adding ribbed trim and a gorgeous lace panel in the back, while its luxurious fawn color incorporates the warmth of the season for a truly romantic top.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Chest Size 37 (40, 44, 48, 52)” to fit chest 35 (38, 42, 46, 50)”

2” positive ease recommended

Shown in size 37”

Gauge: 18 sts and 27 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Berroco Cotolana (47% Wool, 47% Cotton, 6% Nylon; 109 yards [100 meters]/50 grams): #3510 Maple, 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) skeins

Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm): straight; 9 (5.5 mm): straight

Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch holders

Special Stitches

K2, P2 Rib

Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Pattern

Back

With smaller needles, CO 80 (88, 96, 104, 116) sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib for 4”.

Next Row (Inc): Increase 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 4) sts evenly across row – 84 (92, 102, 110, 120) sts.

Change to larger needles

Work even in St st until piece meas 14 (12, 10½, 11, 11)” from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armholes

Row 1: BO 4 (5, 5, 6, 6), k9 (12, 14, 17, 16), work Chart to last 13 sts, k13 (17, 19, 23, 22) – 80 (87, 97, 104, 114) sts.

Row 2: BO 4 (5, 5, 6, 6), p to end – 76 (82, 92, 98, 108) sts.

Row 3: K9 (12, 14, 17, 16), work Chart to last 9 (12, 14, 17, 16) sts, k9 (12, 14, 17, 16).

Row 4: P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, p2tog tbl, p1 – 2 sts dec’d; 74 (80, 90, 96, 106) sts.

Row 5: K8 (11, 13, 16, 15), work Chart to last 8 (11, 13, 16, 15) sts, k8 (11, 13, 16, 15).

Row 6: Rep Row 4 – 72 (78, 88, 94, 104) sts.

Row 7: K7 (10, 12, 15, 14), work Chart to last 7 (10, 12, 15, 14) sts, k7 (10, 12, 15, 14).

Row 8: Rep Row 4 – 70 (76, 86, 92, 102) sts.

Row 9: K6 (9, 11, 14, 13), work Chart to last 6 (9, 11, 14, 13) sts, k6 (9, 11, 14, 13).

Row 10: Rep Row 4 – 68 (74, 84, 90, 100) sts.

Row 11: K5 (8, 10, 13, 12), work Chart to last 5 (8, 10, 13, 12) sts, k5 (8, 10, 13, 12).

Row 12: Rep Row 4 – 66 (72, 82, 88, 98) sts.

Row 13: K4 (7, 9, 12, 11), work Chart to last 4 (7, 9, 12, 11) sts, k4 (7, 9, 12, 11).

Row 14: Rep Row 4 – 64 (70, 80, 86, 96) sts.

Row 15: K3 (6, 8, 11, 10), work Chart to last 3 (6, 8, 11, 10) sts, k3 (6, 8, 11, 10).

Row 16: Rep Row 4 – 62 (68, 78, 84, 94) sts.

 

Sizes 40 (44, 48, 52) Only

Row 17: K5 (7, 10, 9), work Chart to last 5 (7, 10, 9) sts, k5 (7, 10, 9).

Row 18: Rep Row 4 – 66 (76, 82, 92) sts.

 

Sizes 44 (48, 52) Only

Row 19: K6 (9, 8), work Chart to last 6 (9, 8) sts, k6 (9, 8).

Row 20: Rep Row 4 – 74 (80, 90) sts.

Row 21: Rep Row 19.

Row 22: Rep Row 4 – 72 (78, 88) sts.

Row 23: Rep Row 19.

Row 24: Rep Row 4 – 70 (76, 86) sts.

 

Size 52 Only

Row 25: K2, work Chart to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 26: Rep Row 4 – 84 sts.

Row 27: K2, work Chart to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 28: Rep Row 4 – 82 sts.

Row 29: K2, work Chart to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 30: Rep Row 4 – 80 sts.

 

All Sizes

Work even following Chart for 35 (38, 38, 38, 42) rows, working an edge of 2 (4, 3, 6, 2) sts on each side in St st..

Shape Neck (work both sides at same time)

Row 1: Work 19 (20, 21, 23, 24) sts, place next 24 (26, 28, 30, 32) sts on holder, join new ball of yarn, work 19 (20, 21, 23, 24) sts.

Row 2: Cont in patt, dec 1 st at neck edge – 18 (19, 20, 22, 23) sts.

Row 3: Cont in patt, dec 1 st at neck edge – 17 (18, 19, 21, 22) sts.

BO all sts.

Front

Work same as Back to armholes.

Shape Armholes

BO 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 76 (82, 92, 98, 108) sts.

Cont in patt, dec 1 st each side every other row for 14 (16, 22, 22, 28) rows until 62 (66, 70, 76, 80) sts remain.

Work even in St st for 16 (18, 16, 16, 12) rows.

Shape Neck (work both sides at same time)

Row 1: K24 (26, 27, 29, 31) sts, place next 14 (14, 16, 18, 18) sts on holder, join new ball of yarn, k24 (26, 27, 29, 31) sts.

Row 2: Cont in patt, dec 1 st at neck edge – 23 (25, 26, 28, 30) sts.

Row 3: Rep Row 2 – 22 (24, 25, 27, 29) sts.

Row 4: Rep Row 2 – 21 (23, 24, 26, 28) sts.

Row 5: Rep Row 2 – 20 (22, 23, 25, 27) sts.

Row 6: Rep Row 2 – 19 (21, 22, 24, 26) sts.

Row 7: Rep Row 2 – 18 (20, 21, 23, 25) sts.

Row 8: Rep Row 2 – 17 (19, 20, 22, 24) sts.

 

Sizes 40 (44, 48, 52) Only

Rep Row 2, 1 (1, 1, 2) twice more – 18 (19, 21, 22) sts.

 

All Sizes

Work even in St st for 12 (14, 13, 13, 14) rows.

BO all sts.

 

Sleeve (make 2)

With smaller needles, CO 48 (52, 56, 60, 64) sts.
Work in K2, P2 Rib patt for 1 ½”.

Next Row (Inc): Increase 4 (6, 6, 6, 6) sts evenly across row – 52 (58, 62, 66, 70) sts.

Change to larger needles.

Work even in St st for 5 rows.

Next Row (Inc): Cont in St st, increase 1 st each side – 2 sts inc’d; 54 (60, 64, 68, 72) sts.

Work even in St st for 6 rows.

Next Row (Inc): Cont in St st, increase 1 st each side – 2 sts inc’d; 56 (62, 66, 70, 74) sts.

Rep last 7 rows – 2 sts inc’d; 58 (64, 68, 72, 76) sts.

Work even in St st for 6 rows.

 

Shape Cap

BO 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 50 (54, 58, 60, 64) sts.

Cont in St st, dec 1 st each side every 2nd row 3 (5, 5, 6, 8) times – 44 (44, 48, 48, 48) sts.

Dec 1 st each side every 3rd row 10 (8, 10, 8, 6) times – 24 (28, 28, 32, 36) sts.

Dec 1 st each side every 2nd row 3 (5, 4, 6, 8) times – 18 (18, 20, 20, 20) sts.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Block all pieces.

Sew Front to Back at left shoulder seam.

Collar

Row 1: With RS facing, pick up and work 3 sts from Right Back neck edge, 24 (26, 28, 30, 32) sts from Back neck holder, 3 sts from Left Back neck edge, 18 (21, 21, 21, 22) sts from Left Front neck edge, 14 (14, 16, 18, 18) sts from Front neck holder, 18 (21, 21, 21, 22)  sts from Right Front neck edge – 80 (88, 92, 96, 100) sts.

Rows 2-6: Work even in K2, P2 Rib patt.
BO all sts.

Sew right shoulder seam. Set in Sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Weave in ends. yarn ball

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