I love knitting for her.

She gets rather excited about the end result, which makes me want to knit for her again and again.

So for now, I think I’ll do just that.

I decided, on a whim, to join the Very Shannon “Tops, Tanks, and Tees Knitalong” – and this pattern just jumped out at me. The dates were from May 7-May 24 and I thought there was no way I’d finish by the end date. But thanks to a few days on call, I had plenty of knitting time.

The pattern is called Sourpatch, by Corrina Ferguson. It’s a free pattern, available on Ravelry- and I highly recommend it. The bubbles were so fun to create and I loved the top-down construction.

The yarn choice is my favorite part. Those happy Nice and Knit colors just yell ‘summer.’ It was fun getting Nora’s opinion on which order they should be in for the bubble stripes.

I modified the pattern a little (Why do I always do that?) -so that the bottom hem was ribbing instead of the called-for seed-stitch. I love seed-stitch but wanted something a little more tailored-looking.

I also modified the yarn weight, choosing DK instead of sport, for a little more heft and structure in the body.

I still used size 4 needles, but went down to a size 8 due to Nora’s petite frame. Glad I did, because I loved the fit and didn’t block it so that it would stay just right. A little steam iron and some weaving in, and she was ready to wear it.

In short, I am so happy with the pattern, thrilled with the Nice and Knit DK weight yarn, and think this won’t be the last time I knit one of these up.

(I took too many photos, and I know it. Sorry. But you should have seen this post before I narrowed them down… Because golden light  and that girl, and some pretty yarn kinda’ make me happy.)

On Ravelry here.


May 20, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Kylie M-W - Your top is so beautiful! I love the bright colours in contrast with the grey. Very cute!

May 20, 2014 - 7:10 pm

zania - Love it! I know a girl who would love one too.

May 20, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Brandy - Beautiful top on a beautiful girl! I love the colors you chose. Now I want one of these in my size! Thank you for sharing.

May 22, 2014 - 5:55 pm

JillS - Oh, I cannot wait to give the girl in the photo a big squeeze!

May 22, 2014 - 6:51 pm

Betsy - Know what, @ Jill S? The feeling is mutual! :)

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