This classic suntop is inspired by the glamorous fashions of the 1930s. The buttoned straps can be worn crossed or uncrossed at the back.

The long top has fully-fashioned shaping,  and ribbing at the sides to add further shape. 

The sample shown here has a simple anchor motif, made using Swarovski beads knitted into the fabric – but these could easily be omitted, or swapped for simple glass seed beads.

The garment is knitted in the round from the hem upwards on circular needles.


The top is knitted using Rowan Superfine Merino 4ply. This yarn has sadly been discontinued, but visit Yarn Sub to view substitutions.

Sizes and Yarn quantities

The pattern gives instructions to fit sizes 32-48ins/81-122cm bust.

4 – 7 x 50g balls of yarn in the main colour ( depending on size), with one ball of contrast colour yarn.

2 x 25mm buttons

Plus 34 x 4mm beads for the anchor motif

Tension: 21sts and 29 rnds to 10cm over pattern using 4mm needles.

For more information and to purchase the pattern as a PDF download, click on the price below to be taken to a Ravelry page (membership of Ravelry not required).

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£5.00 (excl. VAT)

Photos:  Jennie Atkinson