Monday, May 11, 2009
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!