Literally over the Top Kit


Knitting this garment is literally over the top!
With a unique construction and simple, memorable lace pattern, not only will you enjoy the process of knitting this lacy shell, but all shapes and sizes look fabulous wearing it. Wear it over a tank or swim suit in warmer weather, or with a long sleeve shirt as a vest in cooler weather. The lace stitch pattern is very stretchy and can be worn to hug your curves, or blocked to loosely skim your curves. The pattern is available in a large range of sizes, from 20 to 56 inch bust, and is easily customizable to accommodate your body measurements.

This garment is worked flat, knitting back and forth, from the front over the top to the back, then the ribbed trim is worked in the round using the working stitches and the cast-on stitches. Underarm sides are seamed up after the body is complete.

Sizing and fit notes: this garment was designed with 1-2 inches of positive ease. If you desire a more fitted garment with more stretch throughout, choose the size closest to actual bust measurement.

Sizes by finished bust measurement in inches and suggested yardage:
20 inches to 32 inches: 325 yds - 600 yds (small)

34 inches to 42 inches: 650 yds - 875 yds (medium)

44 inches to 52 inches: 650 yds - 1175 yds (large)

56 inches: 1300 yds (x-large)