Thursday, September 6, 2012

My First Top!

In all of the years I've been crocheting (and the one year I've been knitting), I've never made apparel. Hats, scarves and even gloves sure, but not any actual clothing.

Well, now I have!


I'm pretty pleased with it! The pattern was just one size and it would have been a bit small for me, so I made some massive adaptions (check out my Ravelry project for the specifics on that). So the fact that all that math-work turned out makes me happy. I've made lots of math-based adjustments for both Dan's gloves and my alpaca hat but I'm not 100% confident yet in my ability to adapt a pattern properly.

Anyway, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. It's not perfect - the lace at the top wants to curl a bit and I'm not in love with the way the yarn colors pooled - but I feel pretty accomplished making something wearable and comfortable. The yarn is massively soft so it is so comfy to wear. In fact, I'm wearing it now!

My First Knit Top

I will have to make sure no kitties try to dance on it, but hopefully it will wear well so I can really enjoy my first knit top!


  1. Do love!!! Fantastic job, and no wings are in a sling, cool. You go girl! Love, MIL

    1. Thank you! And yes, no sling! My shoulder is still iffy but the week in the sling helped massively so now I just have to worry about slowly getting my range of motion back!

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    1. Thank you! I'm going to put a bit of elastic thread on the very top to see if that will help with the lace's tendency to want to roll forward but it's super-comfy so I'm pleased!

  3. And a worthy camo pattern...after her pop's own heart :-)


    1. Ha! I didn't even think of it being similar colors to blue camo! :)