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