Convergence Top

This top has figure-flattering converging lines highlighted by a slow-striping yarn. Short rows create the asymmetrical rows in the boy; filet crochet adds interest to the short drop sleeves. 

DESIGNER Linda Skuja

FINISHED SIZE 30 (34, 38, 42, 46)” bust circumference. Length 21 (21, 21¾, 21¾, 22½)”. Garment is designed to be close- fitting. Garment shown measures 30″, modeled with 1″ ease.

YARN Noro Taiyo Sock (distributed by Knitting Fever) (50% cotton, 17% wool, 17% nylon, 16% silk, 462 yd [420 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #S8, 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins.

HOOK F/5 (3.75 mm) Adjust hook size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Stitch markers (m); yarn needle.

GAUGE 18 sts and 11 rows = 4″.

Convergence Top Convergence Top Sleeve
Convergence Top Back
Convergence Top Side
Convergence Top Detail

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About Lindsay Jarvis

Lindsay Jarvis is the Products and Promotions Editor for Interweave Jewelry. New to jewelry making, she comes from the yarn-filled world of Interweave, working in the past for Interweave Crochet magazine and then for Interweave Books. She has always been fascinated by the arts, fashion, and crafting. Years ago, after picking up a pamphlet on how to knit, she suddenly became fixated on fiber and began learning as much as possible. Lindsay’s designs can be seen in Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, and Interweave Crochet Home. Eager to absorb as much as possible about jewelry, she is ready to experience all of the mistakes and triumphs of a being a beginner all over again. When not tangled up in yarn or metal, Lindsay loves to walk her two toy poodles, play around with vintage fashions, watch old movies, and attend ballet classes.

9 thoughts on “Convergence Top

  1. I just received the Interweave Crochet Magazine for spring… Wonderful as always! And bravo for the article Beyond the Basics; Know Your Hands; really I never knew there was so many different ways to hold our crochet hook!!!!

  2. I wish there was a tutorial for this pattern.  I am working on the sleeves now and when I look at it it looks big enough to be a dress.  no clue what I have done wrong (or right) got frustrated and had to put it down. 

  3. This is a wonderful top pattern.  I have completed two of these and am working on my third.  Written very well, it is also a fun pattern to work up.  This is what inspired me to break down and actually buy this magazine.  I am now officially addicted.  I’m glad I broke that seal because I’m not a major fan of your magazine and will never miss an issue. :)

  4. I have a customer in the shop trying to make this top and having trouble with the gauge swatch.  It doesn’t specify what stitch the gauge swatch should be done with!

  5. I have a customer in the shop trying to make this top and having trouble with the gauge swatch.  It doesn’t specify what stitch the gauge swatch should be done with!


    I think I have detected an error in how the last half of sleeve row 11 is written out, it does not properly “mirror” how the first half is written.

    After you do however number of dc your size is written for, you should (ch 1, sk next ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc) twice, ch 1, dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn.

    The original has you repeat the section in brackets (I’ve used parentheses above) 3 times, ch 1, dc in last dc, which actually belongs with row 12.