Counterpane Blouse

A knitted tank is worked with front and back panels—the back panels features a counterpane lace panel; the front is a block of garter stitch. Straps and lace skirt make a girly summer top that's fun to knit.

Designer Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
Finished Size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)" bust circumference. Blouse shown measures 36", modeled with 2" positive ease.
Yarn Louet Euroflax Sport (100% linen; 270 yd [245 m]/100 g): #27 crabapple, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins.
Needles Counterpane panel—size 4 (3.5 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Body—size 4 (3.5 mm): 32" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook.
Gauge 18 sts and 27 rnds = 4" in St st and patt from Chevron Lace chart; 17 sts and 32 rows/rnds = 4" in garter st with ridges running horizontally; 17 sts and 48 rows = 4" in garter st with ridges running vertically.

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