Inspired by sporty knits of 1930s, this summer top has straps that cross at the back, contrast tipping and an optional bead anchor motif.

The garment is knitted in the round on circular needles.


The top is knitted using Rowan Superfine Merino 4 ply yarn. Also 34 x 4mm Swarovski bicone beads were used for the sample.

Sizes and Yarn quantities

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

5 – 8 x 50g balls of yarn in 2 colours, depending on size.

Tension: 28sts and 36 rows to 10cm over pattern using 3.25mm needles.

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£4.00 (excl. VAT)

Photos: The Knitter/ Jennie Atkinson