Monday, September 29, 2008

Tuxedo Camisole

In the beginning of the summer I went on a kick knitting with cotton. I have knit almost exlusively with wool since I started, with the exception of a few dishcloths.

This was knit with what has been my favorite cotton yarn to date: Knitting Fever's Intermezzo DK.

I love the crispness of the stitches in the lacework. I actually wore this to work today.

I love the lace bib of this pattern, and the details of the purl buttons. It is an A-line shaped top, which is comfortable, but if I were going to make another version of this, I would definitely make the waist more fitted.

I'm not sure if I'm sold on knitting with cotton. The summer sweaters are so heavy that I don't get much use from them; they also are difficult for me to wash without a washing machine. I will be knitting some more of them, but I can't wait to get back to knitting with wool! And it's that time of year.

Pattern: Sleeveless Tuxedo Shirt, Interweave Knits Summer 2007
Yarn: Knitting Fever Intermezzo DK, 4 balls
Completed: July, 2008
Modifications: Knit 8 rows of garter stitch at the bottom of the sweater to prevent the reverse stockinette from rolling inward.

3 comments:

tiennieknits said...

That is a pretty top! Lovely job that you did!

zebraknits said...

The brown is lovely. The neckline detail is too. Enjoy!

Opal said...

Oh that's really cute!