I finished up my Vaara top a few weeks ago (and have actually already worn it once). I got the chance to get some fun finished object photos today. It’s been a little cooler recently in California, and I wanted to wait for some sun since this top is pretty summery. My boyfriend especially likes this one (hence its name).
For this piece, I used 4 skeins of Stonehedge Crazy yarn. It’s a super awesome sportweight yarn by Stonehedge Fiber Mill – the skeins are self striping and made with random colors. All the skeins are different! In my top, the first skein ends after the dark blue colored stripe, the second skein ends after the yellow stripe, the third skein ends after the brownish stripe, and I used the last skein for the short rows at the bottom, the sleeves, and the neck edging. They all looked pretty different, but I think they ended up going well together. I bought the yarn at the local yarn store near my parents’ home – Mockingbird Moon in Rogers, AR.
I used a 3.5 mm needle and made the 43.25” bust size. I did make the body slightly longer than the pattern calls for, mostly because I misread the pattern’s 14.5 cm of stockinette in the body as 14.5 inches, and then I didn’t want to rip it all out. I like longer tops anyways.
The bottom and short rows are made in a semi-ribbed pattern. I think the texture works better on a single color, like the yarn used in the pattern pictures, but it looks nice in the stripes as well.
The pattern is from Issue 17 of Pom Pom Quarterly magazine. The i-cord edging on the hem, neck, and sleeves gives the piece a very professional looking finish. Also, the top was super quick to knit! I definitely enjoyed this pattern. I’m excited to make more things from Pom Pom.
I’m also excited to start wearing lots more warm clothes and knit things! And to cast on a few Christmas presents and pieces for myself. What are your fall knitting goals?