Machine knit fabric with crochet edges.
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold, Silky Wool
Fibers: 65% wool, 35% silk
Yarn made in Italy
Sewing pattern: Style ARC, ESME DESIGNER KNIT TOP
I took the yarn from the hanks and rolled nice stiff balls with center strands that pulled out with even tension. I like to work with silk fiber in the mix because it’s slightly sticky and stays on the needles of the knitting machine. This is the first yarn I have managed to work so tightly on my LK 150. The drape of the knitted Silky Wool is straight without curling problems. I don’t recall any unravelling strands or knots coming undone. Love this yarn!
Pattern piece outlines are glued with a fine line of fabric glue on both sides. Seams are yarn sewn and then bound with a crochet stitch. Cheating? You bet!
The Esme top is longer in the back than the front.
Crochet flower accents on the front neckline.
Knitting machine set to three needles forward, one back.
When I moved into my house some rooms had yellow walls. And I asked myself “How do I feel in this yellow room?” The answer was not good; actually kind of sickly.
They say a bright, strong yellow room can make babies cry and couples divorce. Not sure who “they” are but not taking any chances with my mental state I promptly painted the walls.
I like a yellow that does not scream YELLOW! That’s not for me. I am not an Olympic athlete going for the gold. I want a yellow that is happy and slightly muted with a air of sophistication when paired with gray.
My shade of yellow.
Pattern drafted from a sweater I own. The draft much shorter in length than the original.
Loose swing styling with knobby texture and braided button loop.
Machine knit fabric
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1. Pin pattern to knitted fabric. Tape around pattern with a removable tape.
2. Machine stitch inside the tape line 2 times or use a double needle.
3. Cut outside the machine stiches; tape goes with the excess fabric. Crochet around each piece to hold edges in place. Hand or machine sew pieces together.