Dreaming of Summer - c. 2016


Dreaming of Summer can either be knitted as a cool summer top or longer as a beach cover-up or dress. The cotton/bamboo/silk blend yarn combined with plenty of extra ease provides for a beautiful top or dress that has a very comfortable feel.

This piece is worked from the tip of the straps, on to the lace and body, down to the hem almost seamlessly. Only 4 stitches at the center front and 6 stitches at the center back need to be grafted along the way. The body is worked in the round down to the hem. The lace edging is mirrored throughout the pattern, beginning along the top lace, continuing on the back and then repeated at the hem.

The model shown is a size M2 (36” bust) and is knit with CoBaSi in fingering weight.


Dreaming of Summer is available in English and German.


XS1 (XS2, S1, S2, M1)(M2, L1, L2, XL1, XL2)
Or an Actual Bust measurement of
28" (30", 32", 34", 36")(38", 40", 42", 44", 46") /
71 (76, 81.5, 86.5, 91.5)(96.5, 101.5, 107, 112, 117) cm


Finished Bust Circumference (Including positive ease):
32” (34”, 36”, 38”, 40”)(42”, 44”, 46”, 48”, 50") / 81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5)(107, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm


28 stitches x 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, on US Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked swatch. You are advised to achieve both row and stitch gauges for this pattern.


Intermediate: This top is knit from the top down in one piece. You must know how to work lace charts or how to follow written lace instructions. You should also have some familiarity with grafting. There is a step-by-step grafting explanation.


US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge) for body.
US Size 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles for i-cord straps and left and right fronts.
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) needle for binding off.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.


CoBaSi by HiKoo yarns 220 yards / 201 m and 50 g per skein. CoBaSi is a fingering weight Cotton, Bamboo, Silk blend:
Yardage varies depending on the yarn you decide to use.

Requirements for the top: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5)(5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins or approximately:
730 (770, 840, 930, 1000)(1040, 1120, 1160, 1240, 1290) yards /
670 (710, 770, 860, 920)(960, 1030, 1070, 1140, 1190) meters
Requirements for the dress / coverup: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7)(7, 7, 8, 8, 8) skeins or approximately:
1020 (1080, 1160, 1290, 1370)(1440, 1530, 1590, 1690, 1750) yards /
940 (1000, 1070, 1190, 1260)(1330, 1410, 1460, 1560, 1610) meters

Yardage requirements varies between knitters as well as yarn types, the above mentioned requirements are estimates. If you do decide to substitute a different yarn, please be sure that it is of a similar content, to ensure that the drape and look of the finished garment will turn out as you expect it to be.


Stitch Markers in several different colors

Copyright: Please respect the moral rights of independent designers. The copyright of this pattern remains with the author. This pattern is provided for personal home use only. It should not be sold. Commercial use of this pattern is a violation of the copyright. Selling products made from this pattern or distributing this pattern in any manner is prohibited under the copyright unless Amanda Woeger has granted express written permission.