I truly believe that every woman, without exception, has beautiful shoulders. Since the earliest times this part of a woman’s body was an inspiration for many artists. Shoulders do not age as quickly as other parts of the body. Open shoulders in the evening are accessories in themselves. This garment can be worn any time night or day and look very appealing.
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100% mercerized Egyptian cotton
Provence is mercerized Egyptian cotton that knits into a strong and beautiful fabric.
Egyptian cotton has two qualities that make it a great cotton yarn: a very long staple (fiber) length and a small diameter. The long staple gives the yarn strength and sheen; and the delicate diameter means that it spins into a soft, smooth yarn. Mercerizing makes a yarn that is stable, takes dye well, and is less likely to shrink.
Provence comes in a whopping 56 colors. Use the colors Galina did, or mix and match to make your own unique combination.
Before Galina sent us her finished garment, she tried a couple different ways of accenting the collarwith purple fringe and then with the method she decided on, the red fringe. Here are the photos she took showing the different colors of fringe.
Learn how to attach fringe.
Here is the free downloadable Provence Striped Top pattern.
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1, page 2