Saturday, August 18, 2007

I can't stop casting on!

Thursday evening, I had plenty of choice of current knitting to work on, but I couldn't stop myself: I cast on another project! Since a trip to Sakonnet Purls in June, I've had this Classic Elite Wings in a basket in my living room and I've been so eager to work with it. When I got the free pattern for Tomato, there was no stopping me!

Here's what I've knit since Thursday night on my 'Green Tomato'. I have to go to the yarn store this weekend to look for a contrasting yarn for the 'hounds tooth' pattern, but if they don't have any, I should have enough yarn to complete it in solid green.

I did the neckline after getting the body to where I should change over to the contrast color. I guess I picked up more stitches than some examples I've seen, but I think it will fit me fine. I did skip every 4th stitch on each side of the neck, so a little blocking will open up that ribbing. Actually, it's such a fitted top that just wearing it will essentially block it! The loft of the yarn helped prevent any gaps from forming at the line of picked up stitches. Here is a detail pic.

This is my first top down sweater project and I love it! Wings is also fantastic to work with. I should have more progress pics of this very soon. I just need to make a decision on whether I'll be using a contrast color and knitting the pattern part or not.


Debby said...

It looks great so far! It sounds like a fun pattern to knit too.

2paw said...

I saw this on Knitting Daily. Yours is lookng very good!!! Top down is Very Exciting isn't it??!!