FO – Lattice Top

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frontI’ve finally finished my Lattice Top. It was my planned traveling project for Egypt but as you maybe know already of one of my earlier post I was pretty busy during my holidays with my other passion.

When I strolled through the yarn section this bright color caught my eyes. It’s name is “Creative Bamboo” from Rico Design. But what shall I knit with bamboo? And what suits to this bright yellow? Well, one week later in the shop I came up with the idea to knit this summery top, in bright yellow and blue. Not that I have already some knit projects in progress. No. I need to knit with this specific color. Now!

The pattern is from Purl Bee and it’s free. It’s a very simple pattern, starting with the bottom of the back, work the way up with stockinette stitches, then the back lattice pattern, work the front lattice pattern and the front stockinette part. Then you sew the body parts together.

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I had problems with the Lattice pattern that both edges looks proper. Whilst one side was very tight, the other was very loose. I’ve knitted garter stitches in the beginning of every row.

detailInspired by the trend of color blocking I’ve knitted the last three rows of the bottom of the body in the contrast color. Due to ‘Knitting Daily Newsletter‘ I’ve learned a way how stripes looks more crisp in a ribbing texture: In the first row of the new color you knit all stitches. After the color-change row is completed, continue working in ribbing as before.

I really like the result. I love the softness and the drape of the yarn. As it is bamboo it will grow a lot, so I’ve knitted it with negative ease to avoid a saggy look.

What kind of summer project do you have on your needles?

6 Responses

  1. Tina
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    Das sieht supersuperschön aus und steht dir fantastisch ♥ Damit kann der Sommer nun noch eine Weile dableiben (hoffentlich….).

    viele liebe Grüße
    Tina

    • donnarossa
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      Vielen lieben Dank, Tina. Der Sommer kann definitiv bleiben :-)

  2. Revenwyn
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    I looked at it and said, “Ooh! Cute!” Then I looked at the pattern. The “large” is a 38 inch bust. That’s a freakin American size 8, which is barely a Medium. I would need to increase the pattern for a 44 inch bust. And of course, I don’t know how I would go about doing that or how much extra yarn I would need to buy.

    • donnarossa
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      Don’t be intimidated about the sizes. Make a swatch, check your gauge and then recalculate it to your measurements. I had to do that too.

  3. silvia rodriguez
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    i’d been crocheting over 30 yrs. haven’t had a teacher to teach me knitting,but with a computer as soon as i finish my present projects, i hope to learn knitting as beautiful as you and so many others.

    • donnarossa
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      Thank you so much. I’ve learned it in school, crochet and knit. With the help of Youtube I’ve learned some new skills. It’s a great resource.

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