Saturday, June 12, 2010

Summer WIPs

I've currently got two tops on the needles, both of which will be nice for summer.

First off, I'm almost done with the two-toned shell from Vogue spring/summer 2010. (ravelry link) I have to just add the lace trim to the other armhole. I really liked this pattern when I first saw it, but it just looked like there was something missing on the armholes that made it look unfinished. I think an I-cord would have looked just as nice, but I thought I'd try the lace. It took two tries on first armhole. My first attempt was to do a trim that did not circle the entire armhole, but that came out loose and floppy at the ends. My yarn is Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy, and I really love it.

Next up is the new Jordan pattern by Wendy Bernard. I normally don't like stuff with a lot of lace, but this one looks more modern than others, as does a lot of her patterns. When I got to the arrow lace pattern, I decided I wanted a little more length so I'm doing 4 repeats of the arrow pattern. I'm also knitting this flat, and I used needles one size smaller in the middle to give it a tiny bit of shaping. The yarn is one of my favorites, the discontinued Jaeger Trinity. I bought this last batch from RobinM.


Ellen Bloom said...

Both tops are lovely, Betty! Can't wait to see them modeled by you.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Nice touch with adding the lace around the armholes. Huge improvement!

The lace top will be gorgeous ~ thanks for pointing that one out! I've not made any of her patterns - yet - LOL

Knitting Fever said...

Very pretty.
The lace on the armhole is a nice touch.

knitseashore said...

You and Robin both knit fast. Amazing! They look perfect for the hot weather.