Camilla by Kristen TenDyke

In this pattern, the lace is worked in the round for the body, then in rows for the upper body and sleeves. The 18-stitch repeat of the pattern is maintained when casting on stitches for the sleeves, so you won’t have to do any chart-stitch counting or math to figure out where to start.

Bead Stitch Blouse By Ashwini Jambhekar

This lovely top features a Shetland lace pattern. The edging for the body and sleeves is worked lengthwise, and then stitches are picked up along the long edge, and the body or sleeve is worked bottom-up. The construction of the top is a bit unusual, having only one side seam. The lace pattern did not lend itself to being worked exclusively from the right side, which would have been necessary for a seamless garment.

Draped Top by Mary E. Jacobs

Worked in the round from the top down, this feminine top has a draped bodice, ruched via welts. A draped bind off is worked at the hemline. Meant to be a light, gauzy weight, the top is best worn over a camisole.