The temperature topped out at 83 here yesterday. Today the forecasters are talking about snow. Don't you just love March? The warm weather offered us the perfect opportunity to photograph the latest FO.
It is difficult to find good knitting patterns for my 13 year old daughters. My girls are too small for most adult patterns and too big/mature for those that are designed for kids.
For some reason teens are totally overlooked. Perhaps it is because they grow so quickly at this age. Perhaps it is because they are so fickle. Usually I just knit hats, socks and mitts for them.
DD#2 loves fashion. These days, I can't get her "skinny jeans" off of her. We wash them in cold water and hang them to dry to keep that desirable dark wash. She likes to wear loose, swingy tops with her jeans. Usually she drags me into stores like Urban Outfitters, Lucky and Anthropologie to seek them out. This means that the tops often have big price tags.
What we needed was a hand knit swingy top. Thus the idea for Linea was born.
In the next few days I'll write this pattern up and offer it in my side bar. I'm planning on writing the pattern for sizes 26-40. DD#2 is wearing it in size 28.
Pattern: Linea, my own design.
Yarn: South West Trading Company Bamboo; 100% Bamboo; color Parrot
Elann Esprit; 98.3% Cotton, 1.7% Elastic
Knit in one piece, in the round. Bottom up.