i think it's time i showed you my progress on the tops, tanks and tees kal . don't you? i'm done! and i had a blast knitting this!!
first off, here are the deets:
pattern: work + shelter lace striped sweaters by allyson dykhuizen.
needle: 4.0mm / US 6
yarn: knit picks cotlin colour, pomegranate, 5x skeins
while i was deciding on a spring/summer top, i was hugely loving magicalgrammar's version, and i think it's fairly evident that i kind of wanted to follow her mods. and they weren't huge. basically just a blend of the two sweaters in the pattern.
i did have to go down to a size 4mm needle, but that's just because i'm a loose knitter. no big deal.
this pattern knits up uber quick. the stitch definition is fantastic, and really there is no shaping, so it was a pretty mindless knit. easy for toting around :) but breaking the top up with the bands of lace is such a great touch, and kept the knitting interesting enough.
i see this as being a very wearable knit. and i highly recommend knitting this! though i had to dip into the 5th skein, i still have a fair amount left over. like at least half a skein. i can just imagine another version of this top with 3/4 length sleeves. fun!
now i have to give some pretty huge props to my photographer. he's only 5 you know. and i think he did pretty well ;)
being a part of this knit along has been so uber fun! the chit chatter in the thread is massive, and so inspiring. my queue has grown (again), but i'm loving the inspiration and encouragement everyone has for eachother. it's really fantastic! thanks so much to shannon for hosting yet another amazing knit along! i'm already looking forward to the summer sweater one! xo
were you a part of this kal? did you get your top done or are you hoping for an extension? i'd love to know how you're doing! will you be signing up for the next one? come chat! the coffee is especially good on this rainy day :) xo