Needlecrafts - Knit, Crochet - Crossover Tops

Needlecrafts - Knit,Crochet - Crossover Tops
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Personally, any style that hides this body's imperfections and at the same time is easy to wear hits the top of my list every time.
The crossover vest or pullover is just that, the fact that it can be stocking stitch simple or more textured as illustrated in the aran styles.
Short or long, you can layer this garment with a pretty cami whether it's the traditional slip version or a long sleeved style in the sheerest or laciest of fabrics.
Basically the fronts of this style are two rectangles that cross over and are sewn to the sides of the back either closer to the underarm or down nearer to the waist.
Try two different textures for each front or one side striped and the other side in a solid or marl.
Lifestyle lookbooks featured on retail sites such as Anthropologie try to tempt you with their new merchandise. These are definitely a good starting place for inspiration in styling, color and texture combinations.
Read further for different approaches to the crossover style and see schematics showing the basic construction.
Simple knit ribbed crossover | pattern available for purchase here
Net stitch crochet crossover | free pattern available here
Crochet cable crossover | schematics and stitch chart available only below
Pattern for crochet cable crossover available in Russian here
Knit lattice cable crossover | pattern available for purchase here
Video Tutorials
The videos below demonstrate how to crochet FRONT and BACK POSTS. Once you have mastered the concept of posts, all cable patterns will make sense and not be intimidating - I promise.
Happy Knitting and Crocheting!

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