Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Pattern: Adrienne Vittadini's Allegra Twist-Front Top (Spring '05)

Yarn: Knit Picks Shine (worsted) in Green Apple (this was pretty heavy for a worsted weight yarn)

Needles: US 6

Modifications: I performed the mitered decreases in the front at a steeper angle

I finally got some pictures of the completed twist-front top. It just keeps growing! I'm going to remove the side seams and take out some of the extra ease. I definately recommend knitting one size down from your actual measurements, but unfortunately that wasn't an option for me. If I do this again I'll probably try it in a DK or sport weight yarn. The finished product is very lovely and I am proud of it, I'm just going to be modifying it to get the fit I want.

Tonight at Knit Picky's open knit night I cast on for Zephyr Style's Green Gable using Bonsai (a bamboo tape yarn by berroco). It's going really quickly - I'm already 2 inches into it even though I was distracted by conversation and cookies! I can tell it's going to be a quick knit which means I'll get to wear it lots this spring and summer! Hooray. The bonsai is so shiny and has a wonderful drape. Just look at that shimmer!

The project I'm really looking forward to is another Zephyr Style pattern; Wicked. I ordered the yarn from the ladies at kpixie (the bundle is on sale!) and it arrived today (Superfast shipping!). This is the closest representation of the color I could get. I'm really excited about this yarn. It's just too reflective to photograph well. No wonder the pictures on the 'net are so varied! Believe it or not, this is the same colorway shown in the pattern photos!

Well, I'm going to knit a few more rounds on the green gable before bed. Goodnight, and happy knitting!


Karen said...

You look so fabulous in your top! I'm glad the weather was nice enough for us to both wear our tops today - Your Green Gable is looking great so far, I can't believe how much you already have done!

Karen said...

I didn't get a picture of both of us - I'll be looking on Knit Picky's photos too. I can't believe you're already done with the lace - you're flying!

Juli said...

Your top is GORGEOUS. I'm so jealous!

Jules said...

I am in awe!!! It is magnificent Kristen! I am so proud, and jealous. I get so frustated knitting sweaters or tops, because everyone ends up not fitting me right and then I just get fed up with it and toss it in a drawer to never be seen again. You, on the other hand, have the dedication to do whatever it takes to make it work, which of course, after all the hard work gone into it only makes sense. You've inspired me to dig a bunch of old rejects out of my drawers and attmept to modify them so I can actually wear them.