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Sally Melville


101 Rev. 3 Cross-over-rib Top

This exquisitely simple top may be one of the most flattering things you'll ever wear. Imagine it: curves outlined in this beautiful sweep of fabric with the wonderful deep V-front accentuating the waist (and the designer points out that it minimizes the tummy as well). Melville explains the piece's unusual construction in detail, and carefully outlines the sewing steps. Not the fastest garment to make, perhaps, but it is a timeless investment in your own good looks.

At 14 October 2009, a new version is available which incorporates several clarifications, as well as two larger sizes than initially offered; see data page. This version is automatically available to anyone who has already bought it through their Pattern Stash. New buyers will get the latest version.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • schematics included
  • sewing required
  • spring/summer
  • straight (flat)
  • 5 sizes, 34" - 55" slightly stretched; see data page
  • digital PDF has 5 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.5 mm
    • US 1.5
    • 34.0 over pattern
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.25 mm
    • US 3
    • 30.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Sally_006 Sally_031 Sally_020 Sally_032 Sally_021 Sally_028 Sally_012 Cross-over-rib_top_r3.pdf-1data1 Cross-over-rib_top_r3.pdf-2data2

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Thursday, April 30 2009, 17:50

Don't hesitate to knit this up if you're full-figured: it's amazingly flattering, given the hourglass shaping and the pointed fronts. (I'm a 34DD and knit up the large size - it's a stunner!)

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