Monday, July 12, 2010
Tis done! Hooray, and it actually fits rather well in spite of my fears of it appearing to have been painted on. Even better than fitting well is the fact that although this is made out of wool it is not suffocatingly hot (thank you to all the ravelers who reassured me that I was not an idiot for choosing 100% wool for a summer tank top). I wore it to a 4th of July BBQ at my Aunt's house and I was quite comfortable. However the unusually cool weather here in normally sunny So Cal may have had something to do with that!
The lace at the v-neck, the rows of eyelets, and the picot hems really make this a flattering and very feminine top without being too cutesy. Well, the deep v-neckline certainly keeps it from being cutesy, Mister Vonkysmeed loves that part!
I modified the pattern just a little, following the length for a large size and narrowed the shoulders by following the instructions for a small size, otherwise I followed the pattern instructions for a medium size. I also knit the whole shebang in the round up to the armhole shaping so as to avoid seaming. Overall I am really happy with my Isabella and look forward to getting a lot of use out of it this summer.
Pattern: Isabella by Jordana Paige published in Knitty, Spring 2007
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll tonal, Queen Anne colorway
Needles: Knit Picks circulars US #3