Pattern: Molly Ringwald – Knitting daily, or Knitscene Fall 2006
Yarn: 2.5 skeins of Gloss, Knitpicks.com
Needles: #4 US Knitpick Options Circulars
Modifications: I did some research before jumping into this project and had read several people’s notes about the loosenss of the top with all the ruffling. I took that into consideration when choosing the yarn on top of which, the smallest size is a 34″ bust. Gloss is a fingering weight yarn and I took the chance that by using a thinner yarn and smaller needles I would be able to knit a top that fit my bust size and without doing a swatch beforehand, I think I did a pretty good job. It is a 3×1 rib, so I cast on 92 stitches and ommitted all selvedge stitches because once again, I knit this top in the round. The decreasing and increasing was a little tricky and I’m not entirely convinced it looks that fantastic but I thinkit works. Because of my modifications, I didn’t have to add the single crochet along the edge to keep it tight.
Notes: Of all the tops I’ve knit, this is definitely my favorite. I went outside my comfort zone and went with a bluish-grey color. I love everything about it, the color, the style, the design, the fit. It is absolutely PERFECT! I have some Gloss in Cabernet and I think I’m going to knit another.