By the time you read this, it will probably be my birthday (6 January)... :)
I promised you another post about a second project, here it is!
Again, this took 24 hours from the idea to the finished item!!!
This time I decided to make a short length top to fit over my new grey Linen dress by Plumo.
I always fancied making a new Granny Square top, you might remember that I made a Summer Top before?
I did some stash diving, and finally found the ideal yarn: Rowan Cashsoft Chunky in a beautiful burgundy colour called Shiraz.
I had this quite a long time, even before I moved to Belgium. It has been discontinued.
I wanted to make an unfussy, simple but pretty top!
One side incorporates the Finnish Granny Square Design by OmaKoppa aka Virpi Siira from her blog and her book 'Moderne Granny Squares' (published in German so far).
If you look back in my blog posts, you can see I have tried this pattern before: Finnish Granny Square links for more info.
So, here it is - my Shiraz Top
|this is how far one ball of yarn lasted!|
|Is it a mandala?|
|Finnish Granny Square|
|Blocking to 40cm|
|Finished Shiraz Top - front view|
As you can see in the first photo, the reverse view is just a normal granny square that I made into a rectangular shape. The top has got short sleeves, I just kept going until I ran out of yarn (only 6g left out of 12x50g balls).
The pictures also show you that the circular pattern needs to be transformed into a square! I did my best to block it, but afterwards it started to go round again! However, assembling the top helped to keep the shape better.
What I like about this top is that it is simple and versatile, it can be worn over a dress or even in summer over a short top.
Details: circumference : 132cm x 40cm long. Sleeves are only 5cm but appear longer! (I just had to take it off to measure, been wearing it since the moment I finished it!! It is very comfortable!!
Yarn: Rowan Cashsoft Chunky, 50m/50g x 12 balls. 57% Wool, 10% Cashmere, 33% Microfibre. Hook used: 6mm.
Ravelry - Shiraz Top
As you can see, I am driven to design and create, I have an idea and I just got to run with it!!!
I'm hoping to find the time to write down my patterns, I have already had a request on instagram!!
Meanwhile, let me know what you are working on at the moment! What are your crochet (or knitting plans} for the New Year?
Feel free to leave your comments below.... :))