Wednesday, 22 July 2015

A nice quick knit

I have finished this rather useful mid season tank top. The pattern is Sirdar 9306 and is supposed to be in Sirdar Connemara chunky which is a colourful stranded yarn in bright colours but I resisted and made it in a wardrobe friendly colour.


I actually made size 10 which I would never normally go down to but I didn't want it to swamp me, just keep me warm with arms free for washing up and practical activities.


You could make a long or short version and I went for the short version to keep me neat and tidy. I am too short for a long jumper!


I used James C Brett Chunky with merino and it is so soft and light with the bonus of being machine washable. I will hold judgement on whether the wool is good or not as I have raved about Sirdar super soft aran on my first Sunkist cardigan and it looked like a dishcloth after the first wash with terrible pilling on the forearms and bust area..and my bust isn't big enough to move around that much!


Anyway a neat, practical and diverse top. 
Happy Knitting Friends

18 comments:

  1. It's lovely! I really like the style of the top, and the colour will go with most things :) I need to learn to knit...

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  2. What a fabulous make. I can see that would be used in lots of different outfits in the summer and the winter. I need to learn to knit.

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  3. i think this is lovely! so nice for layering up when it gets colder!
    http://www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk/
    frankie

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  4. It's a lovely make & I like the free arms idea. Drat, I've got several shades of super soft aran stashed is it really that bad?

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  5. What a beautiful top. I love the colour, it matches almost everything. And it suits your really fine. I wish I could knit... Viola

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  6. Lovely Jo, I hope you will be wearing it in the cabin tonight. Whoop!!

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  7. I think it is a brilliant project and it looks terrific on you. Seriously I am not sure how you get all of this done, do you ever sleep?
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. It's beautiful, Jo. It looks really good on you too. You're very on-trend with that design right now, I'm seeing a lot of cocoon-shaped tops in the fall fashions coming out.

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  9. Lovely...looks great with jeans.

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  10. Lovely, both practical and stylish. I am glad you are holding back on your review of the yarn, let us know how it is after a few wash and wears.

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  11. Your top is very nice!! :) I know only basic knitting stitch that too until arms, after that I get lost in the neck and arm division.

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  12. It looks fantastic! I love the colour too! xx

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  13. It's lovely. A great colour and I'm sure it will be very useful. Good to leave your arms free.

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  14. It's lovely Jo! Beautiful colour which is very pretty on you. I would definitely need the long version. This would be swinging somewhere around my belly button. My back is so long! ;) Bee xx

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  15. It's unanimous, Jo! Lovely, color, work and style on you :) Thanks for posting! xx

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  16. Again, it's lovely. A great, versatile colour and an easy, practical fit which also looks really good on you. It's one thing being able to knit yourself clothes; it's quite another to know what cut and colours suit you and then knit yourself clothes that you will actually like and wear, as you do. x

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  17. hello jo,
    it's lovely.love the color!!!it looks good on you!!
    have a nice week,
    regina

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