Six Point TeePosted: September 17, 2016 Filed under: Knitting, Patrones, Ravelry, Tops/Blouses, Uncategorized | Tags: Knitting, Ravelry, Tops 14 Comments
It has been a little while since I knitted this but I found it whilst sorting my wardrobe and remembered that not only had I not blogged it but I had extra yarn which I meant to sell.
This pattern was bought from Ravelry, and whilst most of the versions shown were made in the recommended Rowan All Seasons Chunky there were others that looked very good in other yarns. I knitted this in the 3rd size, to give a bust size of 41.5″ to give a very little positive ease. The yarn was easy to knit with, but being very chunky was a bit challenging to join where needed.
My top took about 5.5 balls (so 6 needed was correct) and I’m not entirely certain what I had intended to make with this yarn originally but I have 4.5 balls left. This quantity is sufficient to make this top in the smallest size (Bust 33 1/4) which needs 4 balls, or possibly the next size (Bust 37 1/4″) which claims to need 5.
I will knit this top again as it is really comfortable, and as you can see from the photographs works well with and without a t-shirt underneath. I think it would look good in a slubby cotton to give a softer, less firm, garment. I could certainly reduce the hip increases for me when I make this again – I really have pathetic hips!
This yarn is selling on this site at £7.20 a ball on this site ( I think I paid about that when I bought it but can’t find the receipt). If anyone would be interested in buying this from me I would be happy to accept £15 (about 50% cost) + whatever it costs to post.
Let me know if you are interested.
Kim I knit at a glacial pace and have so many ‘started’ projects that I really can’t be tempted to start any more. Gorgeous colour and a very versatile top.
Thanks Ruth. I get a bit obsessive about finishing my knitting projects – more so than sewing!
Gorgeous top! It makes me smile to see when women are so clever to knit and sew and make all sorts of lovely things! One day, if I ever retire, I would like to get back to knitting and own a cat…not too much to ask is it?
I knit to relax. I don’t have anything on the needles at the moment and I’m starting to twitch.
I think your retirement wishes are very reasonable. I’m hankering after a pet – we have been animal free for too long.
That one has been in my queue–nice to know it came out so well. Great color!
It’s a pretty quick knit so almost instant gratification 😉
That looks like a lovely colour and a top you will probably get a lot of wear out of.
I can’t knit during the summer months here – too hot – but the weather has just changed and I must get back to some of WIPs I abandoned in a hot flush back in March.
Have you tried selling the leftover wool on Ravelry?
I can’t imagine how difficult it would be knitting in extreme heat – rarely a problem here in the UK. I hadn’t considered Ravelry but I will bear it in mind. Thank you 😃
I am almost really interested in this. Love the style and colour. But I am so scared of creating a yarn stash when I have still to make one successful top. I love it on you – just a great shape and colour.
I would normally just pack any excess back into the stash but I’m trying to get both yarn and fabric under control!
Such a pretty top in a very pretty (and flattering) color. I love the neckline and front/back detail!
You’re looking really well! Is your hair different? About the top…love the style and the shape of it, looking fab misses! Hope you find a good home for the rest of what’s left 😀
Hair is cut shorter so it’s standing up a bit. It’s easier to make presentable after swimming or running!