Monday, March 29, 2010

fo: sizzle

Pattern: Sizzle by Wendy Bernard (Kit & Tonic)
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Robin's Egg Blue
Needles: size 5 circulars (size 4 for seed stitch edging)

This knit took me 2 weeks start to finish, which is fast for me. My fingers got tired from knitting so constantly with cotton. I knit a size small and will block this for a little more ease, hopefully. I'm very glad I converted it to knit in the round, as I avoided a lot of purling and was able to try on and modify as I went. I lengthened it by a couple inches and I'm glad I did so; it's none too long in my opinion. I'm happy with how the piece came out but I'm not sure if I will wear it--I don't wear low-cut or fitted tops very often.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

sizzle in progress

My sizzle is in one piece after a week and half of knitting. All I need to do is knit on the seed stitch edging at the bottom, neckline and armholes. Obviously, it's a bit low-cut now but I hope with the edging complete it will not be too risque. I'm very glad I made the size I's quite close-fitting now but I think with a bit of blocking it will be just right.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

spring knitting

I've started a new spring/summer top this week. I've been wanting to knit a Wendy Bernard pattern for ages, and though I have her book, Custom Knits, I couldn't resist buying this pattern entitled Sizzle from her blog, knit & tonic. I'm using brown sheep cotton fleece yarn from my stash for it. I've already knit a couple of tops with this yarn, and though it's not my first choice, I'm really into knitting from my stash these days--I think I have purchased yarn only twice in the past year. I'm knitting a much smaller size than usual and I'm knitting it in the round instead of flat, so I'm hoping I don't run into issues with that--it's my first time doing such a conversion. So far it's going pretty quickly, so I'm hoping I'll be wearing it before the season is over!