American Wool Series

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FO: Waterlily

 This is Waterlily. It's been sitting around waiting for me to feel better so I can take pictures.
 Cloooose up.
Seriously, I don't know what's going on with some of the graininess in my pictures - sometimes everything is coolio and sometimes they look like I've put through some kind of weird filter. Ack! In any case, here are the details:

Pattern: Waterlily by Meghan Fernandes (Issue 8 of Pom Pom Quarterly)
Yarn: Valley Yarns Charlemont in Whipple Blue
Needles: US #5 & 6 (3.75 &4.0 mm) Hiya Hiya Sharp Interchangeables
Mods: The body is longer by about 3 inches. What happens when you knit the body 3 inches longer? You run out of yarn and have to order more which is, surprisingly, an exact match for your current dye lot and you have a lot of yarn left over. That's a yay on one front and a boo on the other. I also did a three needle bind-off at the shoulder seams instead of grafting that business together. This shape of top is totally new to me. There's absolutely no shaping in the body and sleeves are formed by casting on extra stitches after knitting to a point above the fullest part of the bust. I'm surprised at how much I like it since I'm usually all about shaping in my knitted garments. Once I pick up a nude cami this little top will be totally work appropriate (the top of my bra peeks out as-is) and will be a great multi-season piece for Seattle. Yay!


  1. This is beautiful, Erin! I love the color, the lace, the style.

    1. Thanks, Julie! I'm really glad it turned out so well and it also turns out to be the perfect knitwear for this time of year in Seattle.

  2. WOW! That top is STUNNING!!!!!! I don't think I have the knitting skills for that yet, but man, I really like that pattern and the yarn you chose. Hopefully, someday I could make this! I want to copy you haha :)

    1. Thanks! It's actually a surprisingly easy knit. The whole body is just knitting on the round and all the hard stuff is at the top. If you can read a lace chart and knit lace flat you'd be totally fine!