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Bottoms Up

Friday, 30 July, 2010

Do you know what happens when you knit the majority of a top three months ago and then try to talk about it?

You don’t know what to say!

Bottoms Up is a lovely little top. Most of it was knit in April and then I abandoned it, 90% finished, to start Twenty Ten. I finally got around to finishing the knitting at the beginning of July, and then it sat around, unblocked and without the ends woven in, for another three weeks. Bad, bad knitter.

There is a lot of twisted rib in this pattern which I LOVE. It’s not the most exciting thing to knit, but there isn’t much else that looks better. The yarn is Elsebeth Levold Silky Wool, a go-to yarn for a lot of people but one I’d never tried before. I’d consider knitting with it again, but one thing to keep in mind is that it stretches a lot when blocked. I made the size 36/38, and if I were to knit this again I’d make the next size down to accommodate the yarn.

I did take a few notes while knitting Bottoms Up. It’s not a pattern I’d recommend for beginners. I had to make a number of changes to it (which I documented on my Ravelry project page, linked below), partially because as written the torso would have been really short and partially because, well, there was just an easier way to do things. And I am all about keeping it simple.

HelloKnitty’s Bottom’s Up – Ravelry link

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Friday, 30 July, 2010 11:57 am

    Love it! It turned out really cute!

  2. Aunt Judi permalink
    Friday, 30 July, 2010 1:24 pm

    Love the top! You look gorgeous!

  3. Chrissy permalink
    Friday, 30 July, 2010 1:24 pm

    Look at you! Hot stuff!!! Gorgeous top too. Gotta check that one out =)

  4. Friday, 30 July, 2010 5:39 pm

    That looks lovely on you. Well done!

  5. Friday, 30 July, 2010 6:09 pm

    The color looks really great on you. A smaller size would have also accommodated your ever shrinking size, but its beautiful.

  6. Saturday, 31 July, 2010 5:29 am

    How pretty! I suppose it is getting a lot of wearing this summer! I like the details in it. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Saturday, 31 July, 2010 10:22 am

    Very pretty! That color looks great on you too!

  8. Saturday, 31 July, 2010 11:46 am

    A lovely color, and I’m loving the little sleeves. This feminine style pull-over looks great on you.

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