Marathon 26.2


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Layout Summer Top

Hubby said that I need more "balance" in my life. He's got a good point. Since I picked up crocheting and knitting, I've been obsessed with it. I thought this phase would pass pretty quickly but it hasn't. Lately, I have not been spending every minute knitting/crocheting. My projects will get done, just a bit longer.

My latest finished project is called the Layout Summer Top. It's a free pattern from the Berroco website. What appealed to me about this top is the neckline. I didn't like the stripes because I don't think it would be flattering on me! I opted for a solid color with another color for the neckline. Using a size 5 needle, this project actually worked up pretty quickly. I added waist shaping after reading some of the comments on this top. I'm really glad I did! I had to redo the front arm/neck area because the top was too short. I also added 2 rows of sc in an attempt to tame the (rolling) hem!

I really wasn't sure how this top would turn out. Honestly, I was worried that it would not come together after my 1st try on. After sewing the straps on, I tried it on. It's a perfect fit! I may end up making another one of these tops in the future.


2BSewing: said...

Beautiful top! I love the neckline shaping. You did a great job selecting the color combo. I know what you mean...I've been knitting like a crazed person. I can't seem to stop. I haven't gotten any sewing done (I have a backlog of projects). At least we are creating beautiful handknits. :)

crochetgurl said...

It fits you well! I saw this pattern in my inbox from Berroco and thought about putting it into my queue. :-)

Trina said...

This looks lovely! I must go and bookmark this project :)

Rachel said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. I think I found my next project.

2BSewing: said...

Hi! I've nominated you for a blog award. Head over to my blog to pick it up. :)

Nalamienea said...

Hello! Your new tank looks great!

I just started your "super easy" tank that I found through Ravelry and am using it as the start of my new blog! I've never done this blogging thing before - you make it look really easy! :) How do you finish projects so quickly??

I hope you don't mind if I use your blog as inspiration for my own!