The top I made for my daughter. I don’t know if you remember, at Christmas I received a couple of skeins of sock yarn. I had decided it was the perfect color to make a cute summer top for my 2 year old daughter. Well, several weeks worth of knitting later (remember, I have 4 little kids, a week worth of knitting is often not much… 😉 ), this is the result:
And some close-ups? Sure, why not. The shoulder/neckline.
I chose the rounded neckline with the lace shoulder straps, and an Icord edging. The pattern actually has several options you can chose from.
After a stockinette top, it has the cutest eyelet row (you could put a ribbon through this, I chose not to) and continues with a lace part.
A slightly better look at the lace part.
And a good look at the lace edging on the bottom:
The pattern is called Clara, by Amber Bertram. The pattern is good, though the ending chart for the lace is wrong. The written part is correct. I wrote the designer, but have not heard anything back from her. The pattern contains the sizes 3 months to 10 years. The yarn I used is Merino Nylon Sock by Atomic City Fibers. Unfortunately I don’t seem to be able to find anything better then this Ravelry link for the yarn. It seems you have to go to the Clinch River Yarn Company to buy it. The yarn is good, and very nicely dyed. I am happy with the top, and more importantly, my daughter is in love with it. She has worn it several times already, with or without a long-sleeve shirt underneath it for warmth.
Now, on to the next thing…. My son wants a sweater for his birthday….