I spent much of my free time during the summer of 2012 knitting the Rocky Coast cardigan. I knitted two of them, one in crunchy Shetland wool (for my sister), and another in a lovely alpaca/wool/silk blend (for me). The trouble was, once I was done knitting them there was nothing for me to do but admire them. I tried wearing my cardigan to work one day late in August, trusting to the office air conditioning to make it bearable. I was determined and I wore that cardigan all day long, even on a trek across campus to an unexpected lunch meeting. I sweltered and suffered, but I persevered. Darn it, I wanted to wear my new cardigan.
This summer, I’ve decided to make summer-friendly knits my top priority. So far, I’ve finished two new tops, and I have my sights set on three more.
The original pattern calls for Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine, a 100% cotton yarn. I decided to use Classic Elite Yarns Cerro, a cotton/alpaca blend.
I love the texture of this top, with its modest mesh and fake-out cables. Well, semi-modest mesh. After trying it on I have decided that a tank top is needed underneath. Unless I’m feeling like an exhibitionista.
#2 Bonny by tincanknits
I used SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino Silk Lace and I think this tank came out a bit on the small side. I knitted the medium size. Definitely wearable. I’m tempted, however to knit another one with a slightly thicker laceweight yarn so that I have something with a little more drape. This dress dummy has nice abs, but I can always use a little more camouflage.
Still Waters by Julie Turjoman. I’ve got this one on the needles right now. I’m knitting this with Louet Euroflax Sport.
Linum Tee, byBristol Ivy. I picked up some appropriate yarn at Yarnover in April.
Sterling Peplum by Klever Knits. I’ve got some purple Hempathy ready to go.
Reblogged this on Chic 'n' Fish and commented:
All she wants to do is knit, and all I want to do is making yarn at the moment!:)
So great! Love them.
your Austin tee looks beautiful!
Thanks! I’m very happy with how it turned out. Great design.
Reblogged this on JDknitter: Jean Chung Designs and commented:
This was the first time I’m seeing my Austin Tee design knitted by another person. It looks great!
We need a “wow” button! Beautiful projects Caity ☺️
You’re so sweet. I agree, wow buttons are needed in life. Also commiserate buttons. I’ve been wishing for one of those on fb for ages.
Me too 🙂
Bonny is gorgeous!
Hee hee, thanks.
I need to get on this summer knits bandwagon. I don’t want to spend any season without knitwear!
My favorite is Bonny, so pretty.☺
That color really makes it. And I like the slouchy lace. Seems like it would be pretty universally flattering too.
I must confess, at times you scare me! How can one possibly knit so MUCH and so BEAUTIFUL ?!
Aww thanks. I’ve been working on both of these since, um, March maybe?
Thanks so much
Bonny is funtastic!!! Oh, that colour…. Makes the whole garment along with the simple yet elegant design perfect! I’m sure You look great in it!
I really live that color too. It works as a layering piece too. When I first finished it, the weather around here was still a little cold so I would wear it over a long sleeved tee.
I’ve had Bonny in my favourites forever! I hem and haw over whether it’s something I’d really wear, but seeing yours I suspect it is. Now to find the time to knit it among all the other projects I have in mind…
It’s actually a pretty quick knit with all that stockinette.
Love them both! So cute.
I’m working on the Regatta Tee from last summers Interweave Knits. Started it last year and am determined to finish it for this year.
I remember that patten. I might have the right yarn for it too…
Both are beautiful and I can imagine you will get a lot of wear out of them this summer!
Terrific job on both.
They’re both beautiful bit it’s the Bonny that made me go ‘Oh, WOW!’ And I think it works even better in the lovely strong teal colour you’ve used than in the original on the pattern page on Rav. Wear and enjoy. 🙂
Both pieces are lovely. You are amazing.
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