Traverse City Tube Top

When I was young every summer my family would go to northern Michigan for a week of camping. At some point we would drive through Traverse City and I would gawk at the fancy people vacationing in the city. In beach front hotels instead of tents. In pretty clothes instead of t-shirts and jeans. If I were ever fancy enough to vacation in Traverse City, or in a hotel anywhere for that matter, I would wear this top. As it is I’ll rock this shirt on a patio eating brunch with a mimosa; my kind of fancy.

The Traverse City Tube Top is a textured top with a two button back closure. The top band is knit in seed stitch with smaller needles. Stitches are picked up along the bottom of the band and added, then the Diamond Pattern is worked with larger needles to give an airy, almost lacy effect.


Finished Measurements 32 (36, 40, 44)” bust circumference at top of Diamond Eye Pattern. 18 (18, 20, 20)” long. Traverse City Tub Top shown in size 36″.

Traverse City Tube Top


Yarn Knit Picks Comfy Sport (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 136 yds/50g): Flamingo, 3 (3, 4, 4) balls.
Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 24″ circulars (cir). Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Removable marker (RM), stitch marker (M), 2 7/8″ fabric covered buttons, tapestry needle. Fun fabric for buttons.


With size 4 needles: 24 st and 28 rows = 4″ in St st

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