Monday, May 11, 2009

FO: Akimbo


It has a name! Akimbo is one of my favorite words--it's sort of a visual onomatopoeia--and wearing this top just makes one want to stand akimbo. Thanks for all the great name suggestions. I'll have to save them for the upcoming designs.

The cap sleeves curve slightly using short rows to "hug" the shoulders, so that they fit and keep straps tucked in. There's bust shaping and waist shaping for a perfect fit, but since all but the cap sleeves are in stockinette, it's pretty quick and easy.

There would be more pictures, but the sunlight is really bright in that one spot, and washed out the other pictures. I might treat myself and get an actual tripod, so that I don't have to use a recycling bin on top of the patio table, which has been the MacGuyver-ish solution so far, and has resulted in that one spot being the only one usable for pictures.

The pattern will be written up soon, and will be on its way to test-knitters soon. Yay!

10 comments:

Thea said...

so flattering! Great job. Love the shoulder detail...

Team Knit ! said...

gorgeous!! simple, yet elegant. gerat job!!

- Julie

Candy said...

What a great, simple design. The cap sleeves look amazing!

mooncalf said...

Wow what a great fit! Really lovely work!

soknitpicky said...

Lovely! Those shoulders are great!

e said...

its so adorable!! such a lady top.

betty said...

It looks great! I really like the shoulders detail.

VeganCraftastic said...

Oooh, cute!

emicat said...

Love the shoulders - great job again! I seemed to have lost my knitting mojo, so hope to get it back after some instant gratification knitting (a quick washcloth) :)

Look forward to catching up with everyone here in bloggyland!

Rose Red said...

It's fantastic - love the simplicity, the shoulders especially and the excellent fit!