Nicole is done – How quick???

Wow – even for me, Nicole has been a quick knit! Despite having with the beady problem to work out.

The fit has come a up little big, compared to the Rowan picture ,but I don’t reckon it looks too bad.

I think I simply made it a size too large! I’ve been going to the gym like a demon lately and I think I must have dropped a size! I’m hoping a trip through the washing machine and tumble dryer will help adjust to fit a little. (Or I’ll have to eat more pies)

Here she is….

I love the shaping around the neckline and the way the straps work. I’m amazed at how detailed and well thought out this little top has been.

And the back view…..

I think I may have “gilded the lilly” by getting a bit carried away and putting a bead on each of the buttons…

but it’s fun! If you think you recognise those buttons….they are the leftovers I had from Flu-flo!

Completed Knit Report  
Name: Nicole by Leah Sutton
Pattern: From Rowan Magazine No. 39
Yarn: Paton’s 100% pure cotton 4ply – 2 balls!
Pattern Problems: The stitch detail hurt my fingers trying to hook the first of three stitches and pass it over! Not really a problem though.
Pattern Modifications: Substituted the Patons yarn for the Rowan 4ply cotton pattern written for.

Knitted beads in rather than sewn them on – details in Strappy Lace and Bead Fun.

Washing and Wearing: I’ve hand washed it once – no problems. Lovely to wear -straps hide bra straps nicely!
Knit It Again???: Definitely
Difficulty: Medium
Rating: 5/5
Other Postings Relating To This One: More Fun than it looks… Strappy Lace and Bead Fun.

5 Responses

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  1. feltboots
    feltboots July 11, 2007 at 7:50 pm |

    Susan, that’s a great top, really pretty. You have a lovely tan too ! šŸ˜€

  2. Happy yarns
    Happy yarns July 11, 2007 at 9:59 pm |

    Always catch up with your blog…..your speed of knitting is incredible…maybe I just spend too much time on looking at other peoples blogs. Very nice top though.

  3. kathryn
    kathryn July 12, 2007 at 5:53 am |

    It looks lovely! And I like the bead/button detail, it finishes it off beautifully.

  4. Ruth
    Ruth July 12, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    Susan that is lovely, I agree with one of the comments, you knit so fast. lets hope the warmer weather comes soon.

    I am about halfway through spangle scarf – am really pleased with it. I still have to find out how to attach pics from camera to PC but as soon as I can I will let you see how your brilliant design is looking.

    I do enjoy your blog


  5. Jane Ungemuth
    Jane Ungemuth July 14, 2007 at 9:02 pm |

    Yes, I just wanted to add my congratulations to a really pretty top. I think the whole look would be set off beautifully by your pick axe! What do you think? Look forward to seeing the top for real.
    Love Jane

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