Monday, June 8, 2009

FO: Buttercup


The pictures are a bit woozy, probably because they were taken inside on a rainy day, but you get the gist. The pattern is Buttercup, by Heidi Kirrmaier (ravelry link). The original pattern is in a bright, cheerful buttercup yellow. This version is in the new Knitpicks Simply Cotton in the Ginger colorway, which, while smugly organic and undyed, is unfortunately not quite as happy as the original. The color is rather fleshy, but I've decided it's too much to dye this top (and potentially mess up), and instead will just wear a shirt underneath.

I made several modifications, including gathering under the bust with lots of double decreases, fitting through the waist, doing extra lace at the bottom, and adding a feathered-and-fanned panel on the side for hip increases.

This top has poofy shaping at the top, which works for the sleeves and front, but not for the back. It's slightly hunchbacked as a result, which I'm not sure is the best look.

Otherwise, it was a fun quick little knit, and you've gotta love the groovy scalloped edges from the lace pattern!

8 comments:

Candy said...

I love how you worked the feather-and-fan for your hip increases!

Rose Red said...

Oh it is lovely, and your modifictations are fantastic - especially the F&F for the hip increases.

mooncalf said...

That looks great on you and I love the decreases under the bust. It is very flattering!

Team Knit ! said...

gorgeous!! I love the gathering under the bust, gives the top a nice shape and makes it flattering. Great job, and a great mod!!

- Julie

soknitpicky said...

I love your version. I especially like the feather and fan side panels. Great job!

tina said...

LOVE it! Can't wait to see it in person. Really like the feather and fan on the bottom, fabbo!

hope you are having a great time away!

Knitter in an Urban Zoo said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love it.

donnac1968 said...

Very cute.