Many years later, Steffi brought out her magic knitting sticks (in a substantially smaller size) and tried her hand again at producing the same top. And lo and behold, success!
Pattern: Short Top with Stripes and Raglan Sleeve in Vivaldi and Alpaca
Source: Drops Design
Needles: 7.5mm bamboo circulars
- Garnstudio Drops Vivaldi
- 56% mohair, 14% wool, 30% polyamide
- 50 grams = 279 metres
- colours #03, #15, #16, #20
- Garnstudio Drops Alpaca
- 100% alpaca
- 50 grams = 180 metres
- colours #2915, #2921, #3620
Yep, first time around (in early-ish 2006) I used the recommended 10mm needles. The length of the final product wasn't so bad, but the width was ludicrous! In the end it was ripped and put away for another day.
I changed the sleeve decreases slightly to make some little points, just for a bit of interest.
All in all, a quick and easy little project with no pattern troubles. I love the colours and the way the two strands of Vivaldi combine with the one strand of Alpaca to create new colours.