Lady Bat

So I just finished my first summer sweater of the season and was able to wear it out and about today! The top is called the Lady Bat by Teresa Gregorio.

I just love this top, it is so much fun to wear and is totally a top that could be dressed up or down. I am really looking forward to pairing it with on of my striped jersey pencil skirts that I purchased recently, but because I was going to the ball fields I paired it with a pair of jeans for these photos/day at the ball fields.

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It has a super fun construction starting on one sleeve and then working all the way across to the next sleeve. There is absolutely no seaming and the only time you have to pick up stitches is for the bottom ribbing.

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The zigzag mesh pattern was really easy to memorize and kept it interesting to work on. The sweater seemed to just fly off of the needles.

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I like this sweater so much I am pretty sure that I will make one that is out of 100% wool, it will probably be made out of madelinetosh dk in the colorway tart.

Pattern: Lady Bat

Project page: here

Yarn: knitpicks shine sport (cotton rayon blend)

Colorway: Robot

Mods: none

Overall it is a great sweater and super fun to knit,  wouldn’t suggest this for beginners though.

Summer top 1 done! I am hoping to make at least 8 more summer tops this summer.

Oh and by the way Shannon Cook is having her Tops, Tanks, and Tees KAL again and it starts May 7th go here for more details and to sign up!

Are you planning on doing any summer tops? What’s on your needles right now?

 

 

 

Scold

Well I haven’t wrote anything lately, but it is because I haven’t had much to say. I have been finishing up some of those sad WIP’s that have made it into the new year and I have begun some new things too! Probably the biggest reason I haven’t posted is because we have been having rather miserable weather so I haven’t had an opportunity to take really good finished object pictures. I have had the chance to get one done though.

This was another test knit, this time for Lisa Mutch.

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Pattern: Scold

Project Page: here

Yarn: Madelinetosh Merino Light

Colorways: Starting from the top triangle: antique lace, heuchera, and the bottom is vanilla bean

I really like this shawl, it has just enough garter for a somewhat mindless knit, but at the same time has just enough lace to keep it interesting. I have worn this shawl so much since I finished it. The pattern was super easy to read and follow and would totally suggest it to anyone. I could see myself making another one as a gift or maybe even for myself.

The yarn was to die for, I love the feel of it. I also love how well the colors go together, the vanilla bean has just a bit of periwinkle in it that just matched one of the shades of purple in the heuchera and then the brown and in the vanilla bean and the white of the antique lace really acts as a nice relief to the purples. I just love it!

Also I don’t know why but I have a major thing for single ply and when I saw that this shawl was done in a single ply yarn I couldn’t help but get excited. Granted Lisa used her own single ply yarn from her shop Northboundknitting, which is equally as nice as madelinetosh (I do own a skein of Lisa’s single ply), but I didn’t have the time/missed the update to have the option of getting her yarn for this project.