Allegro is an unusual, wrap around top, with ribbed waistband and open back. This top is extremely lightweight due to its open lace stitch. It is very easy to make and knits up really fast, with very little finishing needed. A superb piece to wear over a summer dress or t-shirt with jeans or as a layering piece for winter. Allegro is great for protecting your neck and upper back against chilly evenings and is so light, you almost forget you are wearing it. (Measurements are all approximate as Allegro shawl is very flexible and each given size can easily accommodate a smaller or larger size.).
Needle size: 7mm straight: 4mm circular.
Tension: 10sts and 12 rows to 10cm square over Lace Stitch using 7mm needles.
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Sand. Knitted in Purl Alpaca designs Medium 100% alpaca yarn.
A suggested substitute yarn is shown below.