Friday, 28 October 2011

Loretta - Finished

Now that I'm back in the swing of things I've made a effort to finish Loretta which is the textured tee I started back in August.  I know the weather has gone cold now for wearing a tee but I'm just glad to get it finished. 

The pattern is from Rowan's magazine #50 and it's by Marie Wallin.  I used Sirdar countrystyle double knitting to make the smallest size and used only 200g (636 metres). 

I made a number of modifications to the original pattern - the most significant one being that I changed the collar to a scoop neck.  I also did short row shaping and a three needle bind off for the shoulders in order to get a less bulky seam. 

The colour is cool mint but it's very difficult to pick up the colour in the photos and it ends up looking almost white. 

I didn't really enjoy making it at the time - maybe because of other things on my mind - but now that it's finished I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I like it.  Since taking the photos I've slipped a long sleeve top underneath and I'm wearing the knitted top as a tank over the top.  This means I'll still be able to wear it and show it off despite the colder weather. 


  1. Beautiful! I never learned to knit...only to crochet! Love your top! Linda

  2. ciao ti seguo sempre , complimenti per i tuoi lavori sono magnifici.

  3. This looks really nice :) I'm sure the colour looks great too x

  4. This is a beautiful top, someday I'll be good enough to make one.....thanks for the pic!!


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