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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

FO- Swimmingpool Lace Yoke top ala Malay

Same top, with and without sleeves. The original pattern to the right from Knit 1. Angela Hahn pattern. But I did both add a lace border on the bottom, and then added sleeves with an added leaf lace border. I love this pattern. Fun and fast knit. And yes, it has the same colour as the swimmingpool and sea. I just "had" to change the name! Thank you Milly for noticing. Colour matching is fun, and this teal is very summer colour for me. It was a great cotton yarn, Euroflax, a sale find from another trip to Rome 2004.... This is all knitted on my recent trip to Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and the wonderful Langkawi (also picture right), where we are at the pool-bar, taking a cold beer and some great satay sticks (no, was it not the "health" sandwich with a Mango fruit juice something?" hmmm.... This country knows its food! It was just fab, which means I really had to suck my belly in in the FO pic. Still a bit jet-lagged, I cannot decide if Im just going to knit the I-cord around the neck with or without beads, or at all. I still have a ball of yarn (200g) so Im contemplating to knit one of the following: A bra (to wear underneath) and a small underpants to match... OR which I really would like to, but have this gut feeling it is not enough yarn: some "hotpants". Maybe with a lace leg ending just above the knees ;-) But again, If I just had one more ball! Anyhow, it is very comfortable, just some more situps ;-)

8 comments:

Asplund said...

Like both versions, but especially the one with sleeves - very elegant! And the name is great too!

HPNY Knits said...

gorgeous! both! and you look so summer bound and relaxed!
:-)

Ulla said...

What a lovely pattern and you look super in them both but especially the one with sleeves.
Ulla

Carrie K said...

You look good in both and your vacationing sounds heavenly!

Linda (aka Purlista) said...

that is super cute!! you look great in both versions.

Anonymous said...

JÄTTESNYGG(A)!!!! Fantastisk färg och passar dig perfekt.

Monica

heidi said...

dom är sååååååååååå snygga! och dom ser så fantastiska ut på dig!

som alltid uppskattar jag dina resebeskrivningar!

Carole said...

Both sweaters are just great. I have the yoke done and I want to put in sleeves. Any suggestions on how to start? I am completely snowed. TAI Carole - himaine@juno.com