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A real live top

I’d meant to post about this before I left for my vacation last week, but I wasn’t feeling very photogenic at the time, so I put it off. And then the first two days after I got back from Rhode Island, I worked a little later than I’d planned and thus didn’t have enough natural light by the time I got home, so I put this off some more.

But today, I finally got time to take some pictures. I’m still not feeling very camera-happy (hence the lack of smiles), but whatever, I give up.

But I swear I’m happy with this project! Really! I even wore it to work on Wednesday.

Pattern: Tubey by Cassie Rovitti
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Licorice, approximately 2 1/2 balls
Needles: US3 Addi Natura circulars for the back and body, US3 Crystal Palace DPNs for the sleeves

Obviously, I chose to knit this as a short-sleeved top. I knit five rows of stockinette and three rows of 3×1 rib to finish the sleeves.

I knit the medium size back and the small size body. In retrospect, I probably could have knit the small back and the extra-small body. Because as you can see in the above picture, the top has definitely relaxed after 8+ hours of wear… even more than my swatches had indicated. Oh well. I still like it and will definitely get good use out of it.

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Back in black

I started this project late last month, but I didn’t post about then because this was all I had to photograph:

And there’s really nothing particularly interesting about a stockinette rectangle. But, pick up some stitches along the edges, knit a few inches, and that same rectangle starts to look a little more like this:

I’m fairly sure I’m going to leave the sleeves that short, mostly because I think it’ll make a nice late summer/fall top.

Both sleeves are still on scrap yarn because I’m not entirely sure how I’ll finish them yet. Should I go for a few rows of ribbing before binding off? Or bind off normally and add a crochet edging? Or something else entirely?

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