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Monday, April 28, 2008

Lacy Yoke Top

Ta Da!


Drops 95-9

Materials used:
382 yards (size XS) reclaimed cotton, #5 circular needle

Gauge: 15 st =4 inches

Description:
Worked in the round from the bottom up, virtually no finishing, only seaming is an 8 st seam under the arms.

Modification:
I used different double decreases than the pattern called for, everything else follows the pattern as written.

Pros and Cons:
I love it. Very simple, quick and easy. The "lace" pattern is very easy to "see" what to do next and if everything is lining up correctly. I strongly suggest using a double decrease that has no lean to it. I actually used 3 different DD's cuz DD's are a PITA to work in the best of circumstances and when using 100% cotton that has no give they are a bitch. The DD's I'd suggest are: slip 2 knitwise, k1, p2sso (I think this works best in the lacy pattern it makes a nice center mid-line DD) and the other DD I used in the round near the neck edge that says *yo, k3tog* I used a ---k2tog, return stitch to left needle, pass next stitch over--- (I think it makes a nice centered decrease with two equally sloping sides) I think I should have gone a size up cuz of the cotton/non-stretch issue, but I'm OK with this, it's a top not a sweater.

A couple friends are planning to work this as a cardigan with 3/4 sleeves. We just got done talking about over the phone. After I hung up I had a nagging thought in the back of brain and I went hunting. Yup, sure enough, the wonderful people at Garnstudio have also worked this pattern up as a cardigan with 3/4 sleeves! Drops #95-8.

3 comments:

  1. Wow! you are fast!

    I'm still trying to figure out what needle size I need...ha! and whether that yarn will work for the pattern...ha!

    Looks great!

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  2. Ha, both DD's you used, I have used. One in my Mohana shawl, the other with my scarf I'm working on right now. It really depends on what one is doing, and how it should look like. I think it fits you perfectly, and it's gorgeous too! :o) This was a fast knit as well, or you just liked it so much, that you finished it quickly. :o)What's next? Are you going to sew your pretty dress now???

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