I cannot wait for this summer to be over. It’s not just about the heat, really. For the first time since I started knitting, I am slowly building up my hand-knitted pullovers and tops wardrobe. Yes, that is worth getting excited about.
Here is one of my latest finished projects.
The yarn I used is ColourMart’s 3/15NM fingering wt shiny cotton. It’s a blend of cashmere, cotton, angora, merino and viscose. At least that’s what it says on Ravelry. It comes in cones, and shipping from the UK is free.
I have queued this pattern from Vera since it came out, but never had a chance to make it until now. I have to say, yarn aside, I enjoyed knitting this. The fact that it is from the top down meant that I could stop and try it on as I go. It meant that I was able to custom-fit everything until I was happy with it. The sleeves, for example, is one of the things I modified. I want to be able to wear this on its own, hence the impatience for the end of summer. I also added a bit of length to the body. I am still trying to decide if I should add a button or not.
And of course, Luca had to have his photo. As with all my other handknits, he loved snoozing on top of this while I was knitting it. I think it is a tie between this and the Guernsey Wrap as to which one is his favourite. I can’t wait to start wearing this top!
Project and pattern details here.