Thursday, September 29, 2011

Finished Knit: Leaf Yoke Top

Leaf Yoke Top Leaf Yoke Top in Progress

The Leaf Yoke Top by Angela Hahn from Knit.1, Spring/Summer 2009 (incidentally the last issue ever made, though I'm still holding out hope that this magazine comes back some day.) Went into my queue on Raverly as soon as I got this issue. It already calls for a vegan yarn, Tahki Nova. On top of that, the yarn has sparkle to it, and I'm a sucker for that. So I'd long ago decided that I would make this, and I would do it in the yarn the pattern calls for. When I found the yarn marked down at elann, I couldn't help myself.

So I just knit two brown lace tank tops, one after the other. That's okay I like brown. I do remember telling myself while I was trying to decide on colors that green might make more sense since I just finished the lotus top. I don't know what happened, I guess I was just more drawn to the brown.

I am not quite as thrilled with how this turned out, but I knit it up very quickly. It turned out a bit big, for some reason, even though I had gauge. The arm holes, especially, turned out large, which makes it too awkward to wear on its own. That's okay, I suppose, since I intend to mostly wear it over a shirt, like the one pictured above. But it does make me tempted to try this pattern again one day to get the right fit. The more I knit, the more I understand about gauge, sizing, ease, and all that good stuff.

The lace yoke is really fun to knit up. After that it's just plain stockinette, which is a bit boring, but I always get really focused on it, trying to plow my way through to the end.

Anyway, I've got two more projects to post about, socks, and a work in progress that should be finished soon, before I'm caught up with blogging about my latest projects. I also signed up to do the Vegan Mofo again this year, which means there should be lots of blogging in the month of October! Which starts this weekend? Yeesh, how did October get here so soon!