Saturday, June 19, 2010
FO; Two toned shell
I've finished the two toned shell from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2010 (ravelry link). It's a great top for warmer weather. The Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy is fun to knit with and really comfortable to wear. I converted this pattern so that I could knit it as flat front and back pieces. I also added the lace trim to the armholes because the top in the magazine just looked a little incomplete around the armholes. I'm very happy with the result.
I did have some issue with the pattern for the yoke because I think the stitch counts don't match the pattern schematic dimensions. I adjusted everything to my liking and the gory details are documented on my ravelry page. I widened the neckline a bit also because I don't like crew necklines. I omitted the buttonhole and just sewed the button through both layers.