Monday, July 21, 2014

Fizz Test Knit

Those of you who read lots of sewing blogs have no doubt heard of Andi Satterlund and her knitting patterns. I have knitted two of her patterns myself. (Mint Aiken SweaterNavy Agatha Cardigan) They were both delightful to knit and Fizz was no exception.

This top is knit bottom-up in the round.  There is elastic under the bust, and then you knit the bottom band casing.  The button placket and halter straps are picked up along the bodice edges, so there is no seaming.  The pattern itself is pretty cool; you enter your measurements and a pattern is generated for you.

This is a great pattern for using up stashed yarn, since it doesn't require very much yardage.  It was also quick to knit; not including the bottom band and i-cord edging, the bodice took me about 3 hours to knit up.

I used Knit Picks Comfy sport weight yarn in Flamingo and White.  (The same yarn I used for my Crocheted Curlicue Top.)  The bow buttons are from Deramores and the back neck button is from Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Total Cost: $13.36
  • Pink Yarn: $2.99
  • White Yarn: $2.99
  • Bow Buttons: $5.50 (including shipping)
  • Neck Button: $0.52
  • Elastic: $1.36

All my construction and fit notes are on my Ravelry Project Page.

If one wanted more coverage, I think this top would look wicked cute with a crochet border picked up along the bottom band. Something like this:

I am so honored and thankful that Andi chose me as a test knitter for this project.  It makes me feel like she has faith in my taste and knitting skills to represent her project in a positive way, ya know?