Dorica top is a slim-fitting top for warm summer days, which has a short fit and is held in place with a wide elastic band at the top drawstring. The top is worked in rib pattern that beautifully fits the body and is therefore not as tight as the stated measurements suggest. Short rows at the front piece, which are worked right before the drawstring, make the top higher at the front than at the back. You can adjust the length of the top to your measurements while knitting, so that you can create the perfect top for you.
Choose a size that is approx. 20-25 cm slimmer than your bust measurement („negative ease“). The stated measurement on the front page is for the finished garment. The length refers to the front of the top.
Circular needle 3,5 mm (100, 60 or 40 cm) for the body
Circular needle 3 mm (100, 60 or 40 cm) for the drawstring in stockinette stitch
The pictured model is worked in Rauma Petunia in colour 270.
For other yarn suggestions for Dorica top have a look here.
The pattern is available after payment. It comes as a PDF-file in the order confirmation via mail. You can also find it under “My Account” if you created a user. Remember to check your junk mail. Updates may occur; it is advisable to download and save the pattern.