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.
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.