Do you remember Orangina? It hit the knitblog circuit back in 2007.
It finally started warming up in the Philly area this week and I started wearing a few lacier tops. And of course that got me thinking about knitting a lacy top. I looked at a bunch of tops and had several in mind, but Orangina kept coming to the top.
Friday after work I went to the LYS and found 5 skeins of Filatura di Crosa Dolce Amore in red.
LOVE the color.
I know myself and I need this to be easy care or it will sit in a bag waiting to be handwashed. I knit up a swatch and washed and dried it. Like many cottons it retained the stitch count but shrunk up on width.
I took before and after pics on top of the graph paper pad so I could resize both to be the same size for comparison. I don’t trust myself to measure consistently.
As for mods, I can see how stretchy this stitch pattern is and I don’t want a loose fit. I do like slightly cap sleeves though so I’m starting with a 36 and I might reduce down to a 34 after the armholes. I’m also planning to knit it in the round after the armholes.
I cast on yesterday and just have an inch or so done. I think I’m going to love the color and assuming my sizing is on I’ll get a lot of wear out of this top. A lot of people talk about what a slog this knit can be so I’m preparing myself for that “omg I can’t knit this freaking thing any more.” It won’t be that bad though if I procrastinate by knitting on a pair of socks, right?
I’ll catch you on the purl side…