Something fresh for the summer! As usual this is fun and quick to knit and completely seamless.
I wanted a scalloped hem of some kind and a motif that was easy to work and could be made to be either lacy or not. The motif is also used to add interest to the cap sleeves:
There are buttons along the raglan to make it easy to put on and off:
This top could easily be turned into a tunic or a dress by simply adding some length to the body. I think it would look great in a more winter-y type of yarn, maybe something a bit tweedy, to wear as a layering piece.
I wanted to make something for Axel that was reminiscent of an evening jacket, something that a gentleman would wear by the fireside while catching up on scholarly affairs…
It had to have a shawl collar, some discreet pockets (to stash the monocle), and it had to be double-breasted. BUT since my baby is still just a baby, I added a bit of garter stitch to add a bit of sweetness to the whole affair, including 2 elbow “patches,” a simple touch that I just love.
The result is my new (-ish) pattern, Storytime Scholar, available on Ravelry here. I think it turned out quite cute, here’s a few photos of our little book-obsessed guy wearing it:
Ravelry is so awesome, you immediately find everyone who’s ever worked on any given pattern, along with their tips, yarn choices etc… Everything is neatly catalogued, it really gives you a sense of order and purpose… It’s such a time saver, too, because you don’t have to google for hours trying to find this info…
Wait, did I say actually write time saver?Ha, it would be if I hadn’t spent the better part of the day browsing through cute knit animals and baby sweaters…
Between the blogging, Craftster, and now Ravelry, I am never going to get any actual knitting done!!