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Friday, March 27, 2009

Latest knitting project

A few weeks ago, I thought I'd discovered the ideal pattern for some 100% bamboo yarn I purchased, which was on a buy one, get one free offer at the local market. Alas, the yarn and the pattern were not compatible. It happens. So I frogged (ripped apart) the few inches I'd knitted, rewound the yarn, and started looking for a new project.

A few days ago, I found this:

Although the original was knitted up in cotton, the bamboo is proving a nice substitute. It's more or less identical in colour to the cotton yarn shown above, too. I'm making an adjustment or two, though. As I don't possess the nice, slim waistline of the young model in the above image, I'm going to do a few extra repeats of the lace pattern, to make it long enough to cover my middle-age spread. I might experiment, and try to make the neckline slightly lower, too, as I feel it would be more flattering if it was an inch or two lower. Anyway, we'll see.

1 comment:

LadyBanana said...

That's a very nice top.. looks like the lacy bit would be quite a complicated stitch.. for me anyway! :)