Thursday, May 24, 2012

Quinn - done!

Normally, I'm not a pullover sweater type of girl. I much prefer cardigans, and will often adjust a pattern from a pullover to a cardi to suit.

Quinn is an exception. It's a short sleeve, cotton/linen blend summer top.
And while it make me look rather large in these pictures (and admittedly, I'm not a tiny girl), it is rather flattering, and oh so comfortable.

I did change the bottom construction - I had never planned on making it with the asymmetrical hem as shown in the pattern - I prefer this tunic length. Over a pair of capris or shorts, or linen pants, it's a great summer top.

Quinn is from the most recent KnitScene magazine, which is fast becoming my favourite of all the magazines out there. There are usually 3-4 patterns in each issue that catch my eye, which says something about a magazine. I used an ancient pale green 50% cotton - 50% linen yarn I have had in my stash forever. It's from Elann, and I think I bought it over 4 years ago. It was nice to clear a small corner of the stash (which quickly got filled by something else). But while I was looking around for something suitable, and I found this, I also found a number of other summer-weight yarns that I had forgotten about. (Note to self - toss the stash more often to find gems that get forgotten!) So there might be some more summer projects to come.
But not next - Next up is some Tanis Blue lace weight wool. BUt it's lace weight, so I still think it's suitable for summer knitting...

8 comments:

KnitTech said...

Very pretty. I've been looking for a top for me, might add this one to the list.

Sheryl Evans said...

Very nice. I esp. love the neckline. Sheryl

Anonymous said...

It looks fabulous!!!! Great job!!!
Nancy

Needles said...

I have a couple of friends who say the same thing about Knitscene.

I love the way this turned out. Very nice.

Acorn to Oak said...

It looks great!

Carol said...

Very nice. It looks like something you will get lots of wear out of!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

So cute!

Brendaknits said...

Your Quinn is very nice, Sandra. And about the same colour as my Cinne - which you can borrow if you ever want a 'twin set'. I love Knitscene too. It has come a long ways since it's early days.