Cancun Lace Top

I finished a fun sweater a few weeks ago – though it has been too hot here to wear it!   I just love the pattern, so I have been really excited to share it with you.


I thought this pattern was so much fun to make.  It’s just two simple rectangles, sewn together at the neck and side seams, with holes left for the arms and head.  There are 4 different lace patterns that are repeated, keeping things interesting.  All of the lace patterns are pretty easy to do, and the whole top was surprisingly quick to make.

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The pattern is designed by Erin Kate Archer and it’s called the Cancun Boxy Lace Top.  (You can view the Ravelry link here).  The photo below shows the picture from the pattern.  It’s a crop top and let’s just say that’s not happening!  I made mine about twice as long.



The yarn that I used was something that’s been in my stash for a while and it worked out well for this project.  It’s called Quartz – in my most favorite color – aqua blue.


To check out more details, you can find my Ravelry link here.


If you are looking for a fun summer knit, I highly recommend it!

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9 Responses to Cancun Lace Top

  1. Sharon Ernst says:

    This is just beautiful!! I totally agree on the length of yours being SO much more flattering for any figure! You do beautiful knitting!

  2. Melanie says:

    Oh Heather! Your sweater is beautiful and looks so adorable on you! Good job!! I LOVE the Aqua blue color too! It’s one of my very favorites! If I’m not wearing it, I decorate with it in my home! Such a beautiful fun color!

  3. susanmp14 says:

    I always admire your sweaters. How long have you been knitting. I’ve always wanted to try it, but it looks so difficult.

  4. Marsha Nelson says:

    Another lovely sweater. Love seeing them. My favorite color too.

  5. Janice Johnson says:

    Thinking my oldest granddaughter might like the cropped version. I do like to knit and this pattern appears to be simple to put together, something that appeals to me. Where do you find the time to knit? Your boys are beautiful, I enjoy seeing their pictures!

  6. Linda Fleming says:

    What a beautiful sweater! My favorite color too!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. dawn at firstlightdesigns says:

    Heather, I don’t know how you do it! With two active little boys, you still manage to knit and sew and design and quilt at a prodigious rate. Your latest knitted top is beautiful, and I love the tops you sewed and posted about a few days ago.

  8. Sue Dee says:

    Very pretty! I love the pattern and the color! If I weren’t so ADD (cant keep up with counting!), I would learn how to knit!

  9. Madelene says:

    I knitted your top last year and it’s loose and I get lots of compliments. I’m going to make another one, but I want to do the pattern in seafoam stitch which is a multiple of 10 sts.+ 6. How many stitches would I need to. Cast on ? I want it to have the same drape. I’m using DK.

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