Sunday, May 1, 2011

Green Gable

When I saw Amanda's cute knitted summer top I just had to find out where I could get it.

I purchased the Green Gable pattern by Rachel Bishop from the wool shack who are suppliers of the Zephyr Style knitting patterns here in Australia and they recommended Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK cotton.


I started this in October 2010, so you can see that I'm not a fast knitter.

This pattern had a few firsts for me:

1. Knitting in the round
2. Knitting from the top down

Thankfully YouTube helped me out with the backward loop cast on, otherwise I would have never got there.

This is the second item of chartreuse (although Jo Sharp calls it Cactus) that I have bought into the house.



I love the lace at the neckline and have just about finished a lovely summer skirt to go with it - just in time for winter.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon your top looks great, I am very impressed that you can knit, sew and bead and everything works together, well done.
Lee-Anne

Sue said...

That's a lovely top and a very nice green colour. I hope you show how it looks with the skirt as well.

sue said...

You look wonderful in your new sweater. The color suits you. I may have to knit a version for myself (that is if summer ever comes to Minnesota!)

MareeAlison said...

Sharon - I love your cactus top. It sounds like quite an accomplishment with learning new skills along the way. That's a gorgeous colour. MareeAlison

Handmade said...

Clever!!!!! Love it!

Sue said...

Great top - I really need to learn to knit!

Amy said...

I have always loved that pattern and I REALLY love it in your cactus green yarn. :) Looks fantastic on you!

kbenco said...

I love your top. The colour is fabulous, my favourite shade of green.

Carol said...

Sharon, this is stunning. This green is my favourite colour these days and it really works on you. I love it.

velosewer said...

Actually, you're ready for a northern summer. This such a great top. I love the neckline too. Gorgeous.