Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Finished objects: two cool summer tops!

Sandy recently completed two summer tops, both featured in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Vogue Knitting, from two different wonderful worsted-weight yarns.


First up is pattern 22, the Cable Collar Top, designed by Norah Gaughan. Sandy made it her own by omitting the cable on the collar and by substituting Nashua Creative Focus Linen in place of the pattern's recommended yarn. Creative Focus Linen is a worsted-weight yarn made up of 50% linen and 50% cotton. Sandy chose color 1723, bright pink, but YBD currently has 11 colors of this versatile yarn to choose from.


Like a ray of sunshine, Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in color 628, dandelion, will brighten up your day. Sandy knit this cheerful yarn into pattern 24, the Diagonal Front Vest, by Mel Clark. This menswear-style vest has fronts worked on the diagonal and a ribbed back with a cute cable detail. Yellow not your color? We currently have more than ten colors of Worsted Cotton in stock, along with those charming buttons from Mission Falls.


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