Sunday, February 28, 2010

FO: Ravelympics re-knit

My Ravelympics effort this year has been mediocre at best. My first "event" was the Aerial Unwind, which is just frogging a project and easy-peasy, but I thought I should actually re-knit this Leaf Yoke top so that it fits. This has been done for a week, but it took a while to get a picture.

The pattern itself is written with the armholes too big, so I fixed that. Also my gauge was over-the-moon-waaaay off, so I re-calculated all the shaping. Then I figured that while I was at it, I should just do the shaping how I want, dust barts and all, instead of the simple waist shaping in the pattern. So that's what I did, and it's great! Now it's a well-fitting top I will actually wear, instead of a huge boat cover (as Tina would say) just taking up space in the wardrobe.

The second Ravelympics project was for a designer event. I was going to knit another sample for, and write up, the Akimbo top. Alas, I have been distracted by two secret projects--shhhh--and never even started it!

It's fun being a doubly secret squirrel! Hee hee hee.


CraftyCarole said...

love the color and the fitting. Great job... congrats on the gold medal!

be sure to include your changes in your project details :) I'm sure they'd help someone out there! said...

I love love love this top! Just beautiful!!! hugs Marion

Julie said...

the top looks gorgeous!! congrats! And I'm very interested to see your secret projects, when you're ready to reveal.

betty said...

The re-knit came out great! I was thinking of making a second one of the leaf yoke top for myself and also closing up the armhole a bit.

emicat said...

the fixes/changes you made to the top are spot on! That is a such a lovely lovely color and is just beautiful!

Now if we can only get the warmer weather to come around so that we can all wear warm-weather clothing. I'm done w/ winter, but I bet you are more than we are over here on the W. Coast :)

Sereknitty said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! The fit is absolutely perfect.

I was just about ready to start knitting this, when I read your post about the armholes -- I'd be very grateful if you'd detail your project mods.

Rachel said...

That's a beautiful top!