Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sunshine Top Knitting Pattern For Sale

Dress it up, or dress it down! You can pair this top with jeans for casual look, or you can you can weave ribon on the lace section for romantic and feminine looks. The front opening is low enough to show your sexy cleavage, or you can sew it up if you feel it is too low (I add button for accessory). This top is knit in the round, from the top down, and in one piece, so there’s no seaming. Pattern is available in fingering weight and DK weight yarn.

This is knitted up using fingering weight yarn

Click here for DK Weight Version

Sizes: See measurement table. The sizing of the sweater is easy to customize. I’ve included sizing guidelines, but keep in mind that you can control the size. I also included tips how to make it fit to your own measurement. Since this is knitted from top down, you can try it as you go!

Needle: 3.25 mm (size 3) for fingering weight and 4 mm (size 6) mm for DK
Yarn: Fingering weight or DK weight
Yarn requirement:
Fingering Weight: XS: 1000 meter, S: 1100 meter, M: 1200 meter, L: 1300 meter, XL: 1400 meter, XXL: 1500 meter, XXXL: 1600 meter
DK Weight: XS: 700 meter, S: 775 meter, M: 850 meter, L: 925 meter, XL: 1000 meter, XXL: 1075 meter, XXXL: 1150 meter
Notion: Tapestry needle, button (optional), ribon (optional), marker, scrap yarn
Fingering Weight: 30 sts and 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using 3.25 mm needle or adjust the needle size to get gauge.
Double Knit Weight: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using 3.5 mm needle or adjust the needle size to get gauge.
Difficulty: Intermediate (it's very easy actually, only the lace part that is a bit challanging for beginners).
All about this project in my blog

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Here is Sunshine!

Actually this top doesn’t need button, however when I put it on, I felt that the split is a bit too deep for me. So, I put button to close it a bit higher.

I am also thinking to weave ribbon along the sleeve lace pattern using black color. I think it will dramatize the appearance of this sweater.

Anyway, like I said in my previous entry, I love the result. It’s very lightweight and flattering. You can dress it up or you can just wear it with jeans. Practical yet feminine.

Pattern: My Own
Source: Here
Materials: Miami Four Season. Color: Yellow. Qty: 5 x 50 gram
Needles: Addi Metal Circular Needle 3.25 mm
Total Cost: Yarn USD 19.5 + Button: Free
Start Date: 28 March 2007
Finish Date: 10 May 2007

You can read all entry about Sunshine here.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Sunshine Sneak Preview

Finished my Sunshine yesterday. Directly after binding off the last stitches, I put it inside my laundry bag and throw it to the washing machine. Then I just put it flat on towel and let it dry.

I love the result. It’s very lightweight and flattering. The yarn is so soft and silky. Once I put it on, I felt very reluctant to take it off. Too bad nobody around to take picture. This weekend, my husband is going to Thailand, so I guess I have to wait until next weekend. In the meanwhile, I can writing down the pattern. Hopefully, I can put the pattern on sale next Sunday.

Here are some sneak-peek of Sunshine while blocking:

The lace pattern on the waist

The colar with one button closure

I use picot bind-off for hem and the sleeves

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Paging Melissa Burton

I tried to email the pattern to your email address, but it is undelivered. Can you email me at lprajogo@hotmail.com? Thanks.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Love to Read Books

Lauri loves to read books. Or I should say that she loves to hear me reading books for her while she is looking at the pictures. I started read for her since she was 4 months old. I got these nursery rhymes mini cardboard book set on local book shop (consist of 12 books: Hey! Diddle Diddle, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Little Jack Horner, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Sing-a-song of Sixpence, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Ladybird Ladybird, Little Miss Muffet, Round the Mulberry-Bush, Pussy-Cat Pussy-Cat, and Old Mother Hubbard). She specially likes Humpty Dumpty and Pussy-Cat Pussy-Cat.

Hmmmm.... which one should I read first? So many choices.

Better I sit on my bag, so nobody steal it while I am reading this book

Now, she still likes those books, but she also has other collections, like Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rumpelstilskin, etc. She also likes to pretend to read by herself. When she read by herself, she always begin with “Wadadam” and end with “The End”. At first I didn’t understand what the “Wadadam” means. Then later on, I realized that it’s “Once upon a time.” He he heh...

This photo is taken on Dec 06 in Popular Bookshop. If you notice she was wearing my first knitted project.