Lacy Little Top
Pattern: Lacy Little Top
Yarn: Hemp for Knitting Allhemp 3
Needle: 24 inch size 2 Addi Turbo and size 2 bamboo double points
Start Date: May 20, 2006
Finish Date: May 30, 2006
Notes: What can I say - I love this top! This may be my favorite top I've knit so far. The hemp provided an unusual knitting experience...it was very stiff and waxy. However, once I washed the finished top, the fabric relaxed and feels great. I knit the large size (40 inch) which is almost exactly my bust measurement and it fits very nicely. The neck is a bit wider than I expected (maybe that's why the model is standing with one arm up? :) ) and if I were to knit this again (which I may) I would simply add a couple extra decrease rows prior to binding off. I really like all of the details of this pattern: the pretty lace, a nice eyelet row for the i-cord, a lovely neck embellishment. The instructions for the sleeves were a little on the sparse side, but I figured them out and had no trouble. (FYI: I found the cute little leaf charms at Art Beads). I highly recommend this pattern and the allhemp yarn.