Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New Pattern - The Inez Horton Top

I've published Inez Horton on Ravelry, Love Knitting and it will be up on Patternfish soon. 

This summer top is created with simple stocking stitch and garter stitch, worked in two different directions. It uses a classic, sport weight, 100% linen yarn. The side body and sleeves are picked up on a circular needle and knitted out from centre body segments. The sample is knit in a slightly looser gauge to encourage extra drape in the fabric. It is shown with no ease at the bust. The hip has 28 cm (11 inches) of ease, making it flatter a variety of figure shapes. The sample is size 94 cm (37 inches) and is shown on a 94 cm (37 inch) mannequin and model. There is very little finishing required on the garment as all outside edges are worked in garter stitch and only the underarm is seamed. Sides are joined with three needle bind off.

I'm a big fan of linen for summer garments, it's cool and the drape is very flattering on the body.


If you would like some extra tips on knitting with linen I have a post here on the topic.

We took some of the photos on the mannequin to give you an idea of how the body underneath a garment impacts the shape. I realized the appearance is changed in a more significant way when I first published Rosina and a reader emailed asking what size was I wearing? I was wearing the sample but it is true things, look different on the same measurement but with a different body shape.

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