Monday, April 30, 2012

The top that took forever...

Nip Tuck Top
I'm a fast knitter.  I don't say that in a snotty, "I'm so rad, I can plow through a sweater in three days," kind of way.  It's more of a statement of fact.  For some reason, I can turn on a show, or a podcast, and just knock stuff out.  For some reason, this top seemed to be the exception to this rule.  I saw it a while ago in Stitch n Bitch Superstar Knits, thought it was adorable, ordered the yarn, and went to town.

Knit in the round, with a simple diamond lace pattern, with a wrap and turn sleeve and picked up bib, it isn't hard.  Nor is it complicated, I would even say the pattern itself was pretty easy.  I chose Knit Picks Cotlin for it, and perhaps that is why it seemed to take forever.  I don't normally have an issue with cotton yarns, and it didn't feel hard, but that's the only thing that I can seem to come up with!

Bib Detailing
I love how it came out, the fit is perfect, even before blocking - quite frankly, I'm kind of scared to get it wet!  The navy is a great shade (Planetarium)... so here is the finished product!  The color in the semi-full length shot is more accurate, but I wanted a detail of the bib too!  I'd love to hear some thoughts on why on earth this took me almost two weeks to finish.  This is one of the first times I needed to have a second project going at the same time.


  1. I don't know, but it's gooorgeous! I adore the bib detail!

  2. That's really cute! I don't know why it took so long, though...

  3. That's so pretty, that's my favorite pattern in that book, maybe some day I'll actually knit one!


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