Tuesday, June 03, 2008

flow

I think that I might have a new favorite summer top.
Pattern:  Flow
Yarn: Seduce, 6 hanks for size Small
Needle Size: 8's and 6's.  I used circular for both. 
The comfort, ease and drape of this top are so wonderful. Probably acquired from the yarn, which I wasn't a huge fan of working with.  It is slightly slippery, and I am sure if I would have used bamboo needles instead of my addi's, I would have liked it better. I am not sure if this feel could be obtained with many other yarns.  There is only one thing that I would have done differently.  Knit this in the round!  That would avoid the seam, which I am slightly unhappy with.  It won't prevent me from wearing it though.
Oh, yes.  The necklace. Isn't it fabulous?!  I'll be back tomorrow to tell you more about that.

61 comments:

jillian said...

It's gorgeous!

Sarah Jackson said...

I love it! Just love it. I have a feeling that with that yarn, it needs the seam for structure. You look fab.

TD wool design said...

so pretty!
it looks like a beautiful drape.
i love that bottom edge!
and delish with summer white!

knitgurl said...

It looks fabulous! How sheer is it though- do you need to wear it with another layer?

kim said...

The entire outfit is just beautiful!

Philigry said...

love that yarn, it looks so nice and summery. I bet you will wear that top alot!

Stacey said...

that is just gorgeous!!!!!

Lisa said...

Looks so great!!!!

kristin said...

love, love, love it!! and maybe it's just because your model is so cute :)

nicole said...

Stunning! What a fantastic summer outfit. So elegant.

And do tell us more about your lovely necklace.

Veronique said...

Oh, it looks so sleek and comfortable!

craftoholic said...

Very pretty!!

Debra said...

Lovely on you as usual.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Gorgeous Leslie!!

Happyplace. said...

oh, that IS nice!
I love the bottom edge, it shows exactly what you mean about the drape.
Very pretty.

iknitipurl said...

Very pretty. Who makes the yarn? I've never heard of it.

house on hill road said...

oh my goodness, leslie! it is gorgeous!

Windy Knitty said...

Gorgeous! I love the whole outfit--so summery!

Nora said...

Stunning!!!

Alyssa said...

love it!

Denise said...

That looks SO classy on you ;) And yes I do love the necklace, tell us more!

Rachel said...

I think this is the first one I've seen completed and it looks absolutely amazing!

TAMI said...

When the finished product looks BETTER on YOU than it does on the model in the pattern, you've accomplished a MASTERPIECE!! Beautiful.

Kristy said...

Wow, I love this! I might have to knit this up this summer.

Yarn It said...

That is a great top! I love it! The yarn looks gorgeous. I haven't seen it yet so I must check it out!

Theresa /t does wool said...

it looks great on you Leslie...now I'm thinking I should have kept mine!

Macoco said...

The drape of that top is so lovely. It looks beautiful.

tiennie said...

That is a great top! I love that color.

Knit & Purl Mama said...

The necklace and the new shirt goes well together....

zebraknits said...

Well done Leslie. Summer will be a breeze with that top!

Melissa said...

It's funny, this is one of those patterns that I had no interest in when I saw it on the Berroco website, but after seeing your version, am really interested in knitting it now. I don't think I can give you any higher compliment than that!!

nicole said...

hi, beautiful friend. that salad you made the other day looked fabulous! xo

Louise said...

How lovely! I'm enjoying all those neutral tones at the moment - but buying them as I have no time to knit!! Great outfit Leslie and would love to hear about the necklace!

Michele said...

wow - i'm surprised to hear you aren't happy with the seam when i saw this on flickr earlier today i thought boy that's a great seam. i also think the length on this is perfect!

sheepish one said...

it's all lovely:
you, the outfit, the knits, the necklace.
you're an inspiration, as always.

amandajean said...

leslie, I don't know which I am more in awe of, your beautiful knits or your beautiful photographs! you do such an awesome job at both.

Emily said...

I can see why it'd be a favorite. It's beautiful. :)

wiscjennyann said...

Oh wow! Beautiful!

Yuliana said...

Really beautiful. I actually love yours better than the one on the Berocco page.

rebecca77 said...

You are such a good advertiser for the pattern as your knit it so eye catching and flattering! I really want to knit it now! Thanks for the inspiration, it will go in the Ravelry queue.

Knitterella said...

That drape! It's so beautiful!

luckyknitter said...

Just beautiful! You always have great finished object shots!

Seanna Lea said...

Cute top. Do you think it would be as easily wearable without a shirt underneath?

ali said...

Simply loverly!
happy knitting-
ali

cosymakes said...

looks fabulous!!!

Mo said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Erin said...

Oh I love it. It it one of those "summer knits" that really does look summery. Beautiful!

knitlit kate said...

AWESOME summer top

Rebecca said...

looks like a perfect summer top.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Perfection. You wear it well, Leslie.

Marie said...

The drape on this knitted top is just gorgeous! It looks lovely on you too - perfect fit.

Mary Sarah said...

I love this sweater! It's beautiful!

Cinnamonamon said...

Beautiful!!

Berlinswhimsy said...

Can I call it MY favorite, too?! I love it!

Tora: said...

What a lovely blog - found you via Purly, via the Yahoo Knitlist Your photography is beautiful and
I enjoy your writing style - added you to my favs and will visit often - Thanks!

Meggie said...

Cute top, Les. Of course I don't doodly squat about knitting but it sure is lovely.

JL said...

This is pretty ! It is a easy-to-match and goest well with almost every outfit.

MadMad said...

Stunning! Someone else I was reading was complaining about that yarn, too. But she didn't say why, and I was curious. I'm sure it's for the same reason. In any case, any aggravation has to have been worth it - that is fabulous! And I'm off to check out that shop - all those goodies she sent are, too!

MadMad said...

Yeah, yeah, it's me again. I had to come back because... even though I have about 400 projects (with all the accompanying yarn)sitting in a pile of "things to do," I now have to make one of these guys. And why DOES it look better on you than the model?

Kaet said...

you just radiate summer elegance in that outfit! the top is stunning and i love it paired with the white on white and of course the necklace!

nova said...

This top is gorgeous!