Friday, June 01, 2007

...it's finished!

I love this Rusted Root :-) As I was knitting it, I wasn't very happy with how the leaf pattern was (or actually wasn't) showing up so good, but now that it's done, the pattern shows great (not in the photos, but it does in 'real life').
The top down construction made this a really easy knit, and the 14 stitches of lacy leaves in each row, meant that I didn't have to be constantly looking at the pattern (although, if you've read my earlier post, you'll already know that I did make a stuff up by not concentrating enough!!). The yarn was from my stash that I bought when Big W was clearing it's shelves of their Sean Sheep range. I can't remember if this was the time when I filled my trolley with the 50c marked down range, or whether it was a few days later when it was down to 20c!... either way, this top took just under 2 balls, so all up it cost me under a dollar, maybe even under 40c!!
I plan on making more of this style top (who wouldn't for 40c!!?!!), it's great for the layered look, and with today being the official start of winter in Aus, layers will definately be the way to go :-)

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Looks Great! And Wow what deal on the yarn!!!!

2paw said...

I can see the leafy pattern really clearly in that photo. Looks great on you and what a bargain!! Even with our cool weather here I wear lots of vests. They layered look is queen!!!

amanda said...

Looks great! This is such a great pattern.

Rebecca said...

What a great bargain and such a beautiful result!