Friday, May 15, 2015

A New Project!

Casting on for a new project - yay!!  The Summer Top is currently blocking and though I have yet to wear it, it has turned me on to knitting even more summer tops!  Thus the above project has begun and will be the Astonish Top from Knit Picks Golden Morning collection of patterns.  It's knit on the bias and has a lovely drape.  I'm using Valley Yarns Charlemont fingering weight yarn (the other yarn I got for Mother's Day last year - see the theme?) which is mainly merino wool, but has 20% silk in it's makeup.  The silk should really add to the drape of this pattern as well as lending a lovely sheen.  I chose my favorite classic color combo of navy blue and white (which is starting to take over my wardrobe.)  My only trepidation to this project is the fact that it is fingering weight yarn knit on tiny US 2 1/2 - 3 mm needles.  This is making progress slow, but oh, do I love the look! 

Joining in with Andrea for Fibre Arts Friday.


  1. ooof an adult sized top knitted with tiny needles, I'd be very daunted! It's going to look lovely when it's finished though and the silk in the yarn sounds wonderful to knit with

  2. I love the look of that top, the way it drapes and being knitted on the bias. Very different. I look forward to seeing it finished.

    1. Thanks Jayne. It might be a while until it's finished as the going is slow and I keep getting distracted by other knitting.