Saturday, June 20, 2009

Rowan Joy

I'm still plodding along with the NaKniSweMoDo challenge, and this top - Rowan Joy - marks June's contribution. That means I've passed the half way mark - yay!

Rowan Joy

This felt a little like another 'cheat' project to help keep the monthly FOs coming -- it was in the WIP pile, it's chunky yarn on big needles which always goes super fast, and there are no sleeves to work on either. Yippee!

Rowan Joy

Pattern: Rowan Joy, size medium
Yarn: Rowan Cotton Tape x 6 skeins
Needles: US 10.5 and 11
Modifications: None

Rowan Joy

With the exception of wrapping my head around the slip stitch/chain stitch edging (took me a few goes to figure it out, and then had to be careful that the 'chain' was appearing on the RS) this is a super easy and fast knit. And unlike most of the chunky yarn sweaters I've knit to date, I actually think this one turned out pretty nice and doesn't make the wearer look larger than they actually are.

Buster getting in on the shot with his tired-eyed Mommy!

Ooh what to work on next? Pull Tempest out again, maybe?


mooncalf said...

That is a great top. Really stylish and unfussy. I really like it!

dawn said...

The top looks great, and your doggy is very cute!

Bubblesknits said...

Gorgeous! And I love the doggy accent. :-)

WandaWoman said...

Nicely done! I love how it turned out!

Walden said...

It looks very nice. Love the lines.

Bea said...

Very cute!

marycatharine said...

It looks great! You're right it doesn't look at all bulky, very summery.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

What a beautiful simple top. Lovely color!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sam!!! What a pleasure to hear again from you!!
How are you???

I think your red top is gorgeous! ...and your dog too... :-)

What are you waiting for?? Put out again Tempest! Its color was fantastic: I want to see it finished on you! :-)

PS: your pics are always beatiful, you're a great photographer!

I am... said...

Love the sweater - your photos are very nice. Cute pooch too!

tiennie said...

It's fantastic! That is a great red!

Emma said...

I don't think it's cheating at all, those WIPs have got to be done sometime!

It's a beautiful colour, and suits your white skirt really well!

Oiyi said...

A Beautiful Tank Top!