Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WIP: Lace Top by Erika Knight

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I cast on this cute little lace top last week, and immediately had to frog hundreds of stitches of Kidsilk Haze because despite counting three times, I cast on 118 stitches instead of 117.  (I'm the kind of person who can't just k2tog at the end of the row.  It will always bother my neurotic little mind.)  After that catastrophe, I re-cast on successfully and now have about seven inches of lace knit during episodes of Beck and True Blood.

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So far it's a pretty enjoyable piece of fluff.  It doesn't have any waist shaping, but I made sure to get gauge and plan for 2" of negative ease in the chest, so hopefully with a belt or a high-waisted skirt it will be nicely fitted.  I didn't want to change the pattern too much, since I'm making it as a sample for the shop where I work.

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I'm really absurdly excited for this color to be in my wardrobe after it's done taking its turn as a sample.  I have far too few pink blouses!  I also think it will be a great multi-seasonal piece - layer it with a long-sleeved tee for winter, a light cardigan for spring, and a camisole for summer.

Oh hey, look at how well I just pretended that Seattle has seasons.  In actuality, I should style it like a true Pacific Northwester: socks, Birkenstocks, shorts, and a North Face fleece jacket.

2 comments:

Melissa said...

I can't wait to see this when your done!! I really love the colour. :D

I'm too scared to use KidSilk Haze...mainly cause of the whole frogging business that I would most likely have to do. So kudos to you! :)

Cory Ellen Boberg said...

I'm excited too! I wear so many vintage clothes and this is the first thing I've knit that fits into that aesthetic.

To be honest, I'm just crossing my fingers I don't screw up the Kidsilk Haze, because I'm terrified of frogging it any more than I have to! So maybe I'm just in denial. Sweet, pink, fluffy denial...