Knitting A Lace Top: May 7, 2022 Preview

Model wearing mauve knitted lace and rib top

Knitting A Lace Top: How To

Difficulty: Intermediate

We have a casual lace and rib top for you this week.

Back view of knit, mauve knitted lace and rib top

Photographs by Ally Stuart.

With warmer days ahead (we hope!) we chose this lovely lace top worked in Stylecraft Naturals Organic Cotton DK in Mauve (7184).

Our top comes in six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 cm) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins). Actual size is around 18/13 cm (7/5 ins) larger giving you a comfortable fit.

Comfort is in our mind with the yarn choice, too. As well as being gentle on the skin, natural-fibre yarns are more sustainable and biodegradable making them a good choice for the planet. To find out more about the yarn, view the shades available and find your local stockist, visit

We have graded this top as an Intermediate knit. The lace panel on front and back consists of 12 rows with a 19-stitch repeat. It features the usual lace stitches so we would recommend practising the panel if this is new to you.

The sleeves and yoke offer a contrast in a ribbed pattern and there is very little shaping apart front the shoulders, neckline and top of the sleeves.

This top is the ideal choice for smart or casual wear, a versatile choice to see you through the summer and beyond.

Send it in!

The People’s Friend team would love to see your creations. You can send them to for a chance to be shared on social media or in the magazine!

Find the full lace top knitting pattern in our May 7, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale this Wednesday!

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!