Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Tutti Frutti

It's time to show some FO in my blog after my knitting dormancy. Thanks for your warm welcome on my last post. It was a great boost to go back to my hobby so that I can continue to share my knitting adventures with you all.
I finished this top past Monday but didn't have the chance to take pictures. I was doing major cleaning at home and felt the urge for a little break. Nothing better than knitting to forget all about housework!


It was really a quick knit even it was knitted using needles size 4 (3.3 mm). The softness of the yarn and no splitting qualities made the knitting a pleasure experience. I named it as Tutti Frutti because it brought me memories of the colorful candy flavor in my childhood.
I started this project when I came back from San Diego and without noticing much, it was all finished. Although, I think it looks kind busy with all the mixed colors, I am still fairly happy with Tutti Frutti. The reason is the fit. I was finally able to knit a fitted cotton top. It's not perfect, I wish the lenght was a bit longer , that way it would hide the tummy better. It was hard to check the lenght since there was no sleeves decreases for this top and I forget that after seaming it normally pulls it shorter. I didn't block it yet, so there are hopes that it will elongate a little more.

Pattern: Rich More Summer 2006 #92
Yarn : Dolce Amore from Filatura Di Crosa ( Italy) 100% cotton
Needles: Japanese size 4 (3.3 mm)
Modifications: Knitted in smaller size by cutting a stitch repeat off. Also adapted a deeper collar than in the design.
This a close up of the pattern.

I enjoyed knitting this pattern, helped by it's clever stitch design that resembles a smoked effect in the sts. Oh, it feels so great to finish something when you have a pile of FOs next to your bed starring at you. ;)


Ignoring my UFOs , I've been day and night dreaming with the possibilities for the upcoming Fall. And I already started one from my new Rich More ( showing a preview soon).
I've been good at not purchasing other Japanese titles so far( besides those three . My knitting shelf has room just for a few more books, despite my constant effort to increase it by removing other titles away. I just remembered that I am still missing Keitodama, World knitting, Amu and Rowan for this winter. Oh, I guess the top of the bookshelf will soon be needed. :D

12 comments:

opportunityknits said...

It fits so much better on you than how it looks on the model. Your modifications worked beautifully! And the lace pattern on your tutti frutti is much clearer than in the magazine.
Looking forward to seeing your new fall project.

Toni said...

A very flattering fit--great job! Fall weather is soon to arrive here which really makes me want to click my needles all day!

Vanessa said...

Welcome back! I think tutti frutti fits you perfectly. Any nice pattern from the latest Richmore?

Erica B. said...

What a pretty top... I love the yarn!

knitties said...

That's such a pretty top and I love the name too! It looks so perfect on you :)

Knitnerd said...

Ah! Your top is so pretty. The stitch pattern is great, and the colour of the yarn is beautiful.
Japanese pattern books... ha hah I still want more lol even though I really don't have that much space left for them in my book shelf.

joy said...

What a great fit for your new top; and I don't see any tummy! ;-)

My knitting books have started to pile up on the floor!

Siow Chin said...

The top fits just perfectly and I was lucky enough to see it up close when you brought it with you to Hong Kong. I love your scoopier neckline. Can't wait to see your new WIPs. I'm not letting myself get any new knitting books this Fall, must stay focus.

Peggy said...

It's a beautiful top and it fits perfectly! I don't see any tummy either :)

wakana said...

It's beautiful and so perfect! now you are going to work on some of those japanese patterns? can't wait to see them! i wish i could buy some, but i have already too much, and it's getting very difficult to control myself...

Ling said...

Tutti Frutti looks gorgeous. I love the fit and the colours. I'm looking forward to the preview of the Japanese Fall knitting magazines.

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