Night Sky Summer Top


I finished my top and guess what!  It fits pretty okay.  I swear to you I was fretting all the way to the end when I measured and remeasured again and again.  Now the best part is I haven't blocked the top yet so maybe I'll smooth out another 1/2 of wiggle room, maybe.

I need to block out that yoke :)

This pattern, night sky, was a ton of fun to knit.  I'd say you would have to have lots of experience to knit this sweater. 


I also liked the nettle yarn - it was soft enough and I'm assuming once the top is soaked and washed there will be more softening.



In other news, I am currently babysitting full days Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will be posting my knitting news on Tuesday late afternoons (unless I forget).  I worked today and I'm exhausted!!


Ravelry notes are here

Comments

  1. oh, I remember those Tuesdays with Charlie and how I felt by the time he'd left with his mama. I prescribe feet up, leftovers for dinner, and a glass of wine :-) Also - I think the sweater looks great - and blocking will surely work its magic on all the kinks!

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  2. That top is beautiful, and I bet you'll get another 1/2"so it will feel just perfect. That nettle yarn amuses me; it's really lovely, but encountering nettles on the bank when you're canoeing is quite the opposite!

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  3. The top is lovely! I'm sure blocking will be just the ticket. I agree with Mary! Time to totally relax and enjoy your evening.

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  4. A very pretty finish. I like how the stitch detailing is only around the bottom and the sleeves.

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  5. Your top looks wonderful. I love that yarn. Thanks for the warning on the experience needed. Now I know not to try it any time soon.

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  6. It is so cute!!! I love the underarm/sleeve detail! I think it fits well, you didn't have to worry at all. Good luck on your getting back to babysitting!

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  7. Love that top! It's a perfect color, too. And so glad that it fits! Yeah!

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  8. I love that ruffled bottom edge. You picked a beautiful color too.

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  9. It is beautiful! I love how soft it looks and the colour works with its feminine feel. All the best with your baby sitting adventures xx

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  10. Love your top! The fit looks flattering on you and the yarn choice is perfect. This summer I’ve been drawn toward tops like yours. I’ve only knit one, Edie, and I love everything about it. Best wishes on your adventures in babysitting.

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  11. I second Mary's advice for the feet up, an easy dinner, a glass of wine - and yes, blocking! The top looks lovely!

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  12. Your top is beautiful! I love the sleeve & hem details. It looks like it will work perfectly for summer & fall!

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  13. Im all in. YOUR knit is amazing! I love the color. You really fit your knits perfectly!
    wishing you a little nap

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  14. Oh, Karen! That turned out beautifully! I love the shells at the top of the sleeve and around the bottom...just darling!

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  15. love the colour and pattern! God bless you dear one!

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  16. I think it looks fabulous and I love that color! Wear it in good health. :-)

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  17. Your top is beautiful and looks so comfortable! The edging detail on the bottom and sleeves just takes it to a new level. Love the color.

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  18. That sweater is absolutely gorgeous. I'm glad to hear that the yarn is soft because this sweater should get lots of wear! And it's my favorite color.
    Babysitting is exhausting! It's not something I'm willing to do while I'm still working full-time!

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  19. So cute. You wear it well too :)

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  20. The top is very pretty. I think I looked at that pattern. Taking care of young children is exhausting. Pizza or order in on some of those nights.

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  21. Oh that is a beautiful top, loving the colour and the pretty edging. :)

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