Friday, March 19, 2010

Neighborly




I decided to knit this little top for S and since it is made for a older girl I went down two needle sizes *using a six rather then a 8* and it worked out well.

The yarn is a merino plant dyed color that I bought at Sheep & Wool this past Fall. The color reminds me of ballet slippers.

Design: The boatneck collar is a bit floppy but, I like it. I forgo ribbing at the sleeves and did not do the color changes that were in the pattern. The hem is finished by sewing the bottom up making it a bit elastic. It's showing a bit here... not sure if I should try & re-sew it down. A vintage wood button that is decorative completes it.

Overall: I really like the way this turned out. A nice and easy pattern to follow. A good Spring/Fall piece. Perfect for right now.

She is wearing this dress underneath. I made that a year and a half ago for the size she is now.

-Free pattern from J Casa Handmade and can be found here. Thanks for sharing it with us Jennifer.

3 comments:

mallorymurray said...

Your projects are always so beautiful and your little girl is just darling!

amy said...

Such a sweet look!

Helen190390 said...

That is so cute! i would love to knit! i can only plain knit. :(

Helenx

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