Pattern: Black Dog Designs
Yarn: 3.5 balls Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo, Color -Indigo
Needles: #6 US Knit Pick Circulars
Gauge: 5stitches/per 1″
Pattern Notes: I am so in love with this top! It was only till I got to the top lace did I run into any problems but after reading an article over at knitty, did I finally conquer that grafting method who shall not be named “kitchener stitch,” which isn’t as horrid now that I know how to do it properly! After reading several other blogs and their modifications I chose to cast on for 4 lace repeats around the bottom, and then decreased every 6 rows until I had enough stitches for 3 lace repeats along the top. I also knit in the round, especially with all the stockinette stitching, just seemed like the logical choice. I omitted the empire waist and am contemplating omitting the straps and beads and adding some elastic along the top to hold it up. What do you think?
Yarn Notes: I don’t normally talk up yarn but I have to because I just adore Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo. First of all the color is amazing and I don’t even like blue, but this is such a beautiful color that I couldn’t resist. In certain light the color looks more purple, and in other light it looks more dark blue. It slips along your needles effortlessly, it’s extremely soft and easy on the hands and the drape is wonderful. It’s a little pricey at $9 a ball but quite honestly, I think it’s totally worth it and am planning on buying more in other colors!