23 September 2013

My shades of grey

.....thats what I called this project which I've had been hanging around for a while.  Its finally finished and has received lots of lovely comments when I posted a picture on Facebook yesterday.

The yarn I used was King Cole Riot - 30% Wool 70% Premium Acrylic (whatever that is) - the yarn splits and also has a slight fluff to it.  It will be interesting to see how it washes.

The pattern is King Cole #3213 , which has 2 options.  A short top with a V neck and the long top with a round neck.  As you can see I went for the long top with a V neck!  Its a very easy pattern, I like the twisted rib - made by working into the back of the knit stitches.  What I didn't like was the neverending stocking stitch, so boring.

This long top is for our youngest daughter, who is on holiday at the moment, so hasn't seen the finish garment.  I hope she likes it.  It should fit over her growing tummy nicely. Hopefully she will model it for you when she gets back.  I did try it on myself but I can tell you I do not have the figure for it!


  1. lovely. i like how simple it is. seems like it would be quite flattering too.

  2. Excellent. I hope Rachel will model it for us.

  3. It's absolutely gorgeous. It'll look wonderful over a baby bump :)

  4. This is a beautiful garment but not for the likes of me with lumps and bumps caused by overeating. The hours of "boring stocking stitch" have paid off well.


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