Monday, September 7, 2009

FO: Leaf Yoke Top II

* Angled FO

* Front

* Collar detail

* Hem close-up...they're supposed to be hearts, but don't they look like triangles?

What can I say? I loved my first Leaf Yoke Top so much that I decided to make a second one in a leafy-green color. You may recall that I knitted Green Gable last year, but I never truly liked it so I had only worn it once or twice. In order to not live with mediocrity, I decided to frog Green Gable, and voila, Leaf Yoke Top II was born! I know I'll definitely get more wear from this FO, and it's something I can wear easily to the office as well. :-)

Leaf Yoke Top from Spring/Summer 2009 Knit.1 Magazine

Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Peridot
Amount: 2.5 balls
Needles: US 4 and 6
Mods: Cast on 8 sts instead of 10 sts for the armholes
Added an inch in length by doing increase rows every 6th round instead of every 5th round
Added an extra increase round for the waist
Worked to 18 inches before starting the heart lace pattern from the Vogue Knitting book
Only picked up 40 sts around the armhole (not including the 36 sts held on waste yarn)


betty said...

It looks great! Again, I admire your patience -- both for spending the time to frog the first sweater, and then for knitting a version 2 of the leaf yoke. I'm afraid I don't have the patience to frog, and I always want to move on to a different pattern.

mle said...

What a beautiful top! it's so flattering on you and I love it with the white shirt underneath!

Journeying Five said...

looks so good on you, really seems made for you!