Friday, 30 July 2010

Wavy


Another top from Sarah Dallas' Vintage Knits. I bought the book for this pattern, and I didn't want to change a thing about it. If knitted in the king's ransom of Rowan yarn suggested it would probably have a lovely drape, but knitted up in Mystery Acrylic from the second-hand shop (about R20, I think) it's crisp and light. Not unpleasant at all.


I'm wearing it over a dress I made, another version of this one. The fabric had tiny holes along one of the fold lines, but since I'd only paid R10 for it.... For some reason, the less I pay for something, the harder I'll work to make it work. So the holes are patched with circles and buttonhole stitch.

(The black buttons are in the shop!)

7 comments:

Anja said...

Love the circles, they look great!

mizu designs said...

And here I was thinking those circles were deliberate! They look like they're meant to be there. Fab knitting too.

Pinktulip said...

Lovely sweater! Love the colours and the wave pattern. I have been keeping an eye on this book, but I just ordered two books from Kalahari (to be delivered on Monday, Yeah!) I need to wait a bit. I have been spending a lot on stash lately. Wish we had more thrift stores here...

Hélène Magnússon said...

How clever, the circles !

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

So pretty- I can only hope I will ever be so accomplished. I shall keep my eyes out for vintage patterns now!

kalonji said...

hey its not fair ... i like your stuff you don't have a male version for me ?! ^^

Pink Peonies said...

I love that feather and fan stitch top, looks fab!