Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Update on Lacey knit

Well the main part is done and yippee after blocking it's a perfect fit...phew and it's still a crop top on me despite all those extra rows.

I don't think I will find lace in that colour so I've started to knit in 2ply an 1958 woman's weekly lace edging which is a bit tricky and can only be worked on in the daytime....... I'm seriously starting to wonder if I should have gone for the easy option of quick crochet around the neck line.

Will be in town on friday so will get the ribbon trims then.
In the meantime here's the preview of the almost finished top.......I'm sure I'll get the neck done before the summer actually arrives.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lacey knit

I've just finished the aran sweater that has been on the needles for what seems like an eternity.......since it was plain I got fed up with it and started other things as you can see from the previous post. I thought I'd better bite the bullet and get it done and dusted.  So now it's done and it knitted up pretty good considering it was the second time I'd used the yarn........ it had been a zip up cardigan in it's last life.
No sooner had it come off the needles and been sewn together than it was on the Misters back....... nope I hadn't even the chance to finish up all the loose ends. ;) still I pinched it back when he wasn't looking and fixed that.

I spotted Shiri Mors cropped Lace Top on Ravelry and fell head over heels for it, just had to make it...... hmmm I had thought the green yarn in my stash was 2 ply but now I don't know??
Anyway it would have been better to have the gauge before blocking , but I've doubled my yarn and gone up 2 needles sizes.... fingers crossed that will work out big enough?? doesn't look like it to me.  I have loads of the yarn so I can make another one after a little maths.... I've made modifications to the top so it's longer so we'll see how that turns out. I'm currently at the armhole shaping.  Doesn't look like much in the photo.