I'm starting a new top!
Isn't it magical?
Photo by Caitlin Hunter
The pattern is called Tegna and it's by Caitlin Hunter.
It's a fingering weight crop top with quarter length sleeves and a fun lace panel at the bottom hem. It's knitted in the round from the bottom up then separated at the top for the sleeves.
I'm just getting started on mine. I desperately wanted to participate in the Knit Along online but I have so many Summer commissions piling up on me that I had to abstain. I have started on a few swatches and gotten the first couple rows knitted.
The yarn I chose is the most amazing stuff ever. It's a single ply 70% SW Merino and 30% Silk yarn. It was custom dyed just for me by Maria Tusken from TuskenKnits on Etsy. The colorway is called Goldberry and I'm totally in love with it. I'm crossing my fingers that it will work with my pasty complexion.
So far I've got a few rows done but it's looking a little larger than I would like. I think I'll need to put it on a string and try it on to get an idea of how large it will be.
Moonunit was very excited to help with my Tegna Top photo shoot;
I'll most likely have to put this project aside for the next month and a half or so but I am totally pumped to get more work done on it. I'm hoping it becomes a garment that I can wear with everything. And given the mustard shade, I think it'll transition nicely into a Fall top.
I'll report back with more progress when I can!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'm nearing the finish line on another fun sweater project!
My latest creation is called Mazzy Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith AKA The Brown Stitch. It's an open front cardigan that features mock cable ribbing on the front panels. It is knitted from the bottom up in one piece.
Photo By Elizabeth Smith
The yarn I'm using is KnitPicks Swish Worsted Merino yarn in the colorway Lava.
This is my first time using Swish yarn and I'm really enjoying it. It has a tendency to be a little splitty and, word on the street, is that it pills like crazy but it is SO soft! I blocked up my swatch and it magically transformed to be even softer than the yarn in the skein.
So far the pattern has been easy to follow and very straightforward. I am a little concerned that the sleeves are too narrow but I should be able to take care of that during blocking.
At this point all I have left to do is finish the collar portion, sew my pocket seams, underarms and weave in a million ends!
The collar portion does call for a bit of three needle bind off action, which is not my forte, but I'm gonna do my best!
I'm hoping to have this guy done by the end of the week. It's a special gift for a lovely friend who recently helped me prep for a very important interview (which you will hear more about if I get the job!)
I will have more knitted goods to share with you soon! I've been working my fingers to the bone on Birthday and Wedding gifts lately and they're all about ready to go to their forever homes so I can finally share them with you!
Bonus cute kitty cat pic;
Moonunit loves to "help" in the garden. : ) She's such a cutie pie.
Have a good Monday!
Thanks for reading,
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