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Monday, March 31, 2014

Adelaide from Vintage Modern Knits

This is no doubt my favorite thing I've knit.  I love the style and the colors, and the fit is perfect.  Love it!  I finished it about a month ago and it is my go-to warm sweater.
The pattern is Adelaide, the cover sweater from Vintage Modern Knits, which has many great patterns.  I've also made the Bramble Beret from the same book, which I haven't blogged about yet.

The aran weight yarn meant this knit up quickly, and since the yoke is the last thing you knit, I was motivated throughout the body to get to it.  I knit this entire sweater in under 2 weeks, which is unheard of for me.

After many years of cables, I'm obsessed at the moment with fairisle in general and yoke patterns in particular.  I'd love to make the Trefoil Cardigan and the Ross Cardigan (if I can devote  a year to that one!).

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Vogue 8670 with a roll neck

Tilly's new top pattern has given me the bug to make some knit tops and dresses.  I haven't bought the pattern (because I already have some similar ones), but I anxiously await to see what she releases next.  If you do find yourself in need of a top pattern, give hers a try.  I've read nothing but good things about it.

Aaaaaanyway, this is what I whipped up the other day in about an hour while The Great British Sewing Bee kept buffering.  I decided to use my raglan pattern, Vogue 8670, which I used for a tunic once before.

 The only change I made from the pattern was to widen the neckline about an inch and add a roll neck.  I would have liked it a bit taller (a la Tilly's) but didn't have any larger piece of fabric left.  I cut it on the bias in hopes that it would lay flat and it does!  I assumed I'd have to tack it down in a few places, but it behaves itself nicely.  :-)
 The fabric is a beefy rayon/poly jersey from JoAnn's with the tiniest bit of sparkle.  I really like the weight of this for a nice tee, and I do like a bit of orange in my life.