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Saturday, June 18, 2005

What is this? A Finished Object?

Yuppy - here it is the W top from the Spring Knitty.

It took me about 2 weeks to get the final edge around the bottom picked up and knit. I loved the pattern - it was easy and fun to knit as the short rows made things more interesting that simple back and forth knitting. I used the Japanese Short Row method which I really liked. You can learn about them and get great instructions at NonaKnits as well as learning about some of her other short row experiments.

Anyhow I knit the medium size of this which came out perfect (nice stretchy pattern which from my bust size I certainly needed). I used Plymouth Yarns Encore ColorSpun in Raspberry Twist (75% acrylic 25% wool). I had hoped that the vertical stripes created by the varigated yarn would help slim my bust down - but I don't think it worked. I do think I will make this top again - in a solid color and maybe a better yarn.

SO here are a couple of pictures - prewashing (yarn is machine washable which is nice) and pre blocking.

W top Posted by Hello

W top 2 Posted by Hello


I'm Boer'd said...

Nice sunburn

Ceci said...

What a gorgeous color! The tank is really flattering on you. You must feel SO accomplished. Wear it everywhere. :D --Ceci

Laura said...

I really like the way the yarn striped up. The top looks good and you look great in it!