I’ve started a new knitting project (and Mrs T is knitting her own version as well). The pattern is “Melody” by Sarah Hatton.
It’s to make a “lace summer top” and pattern is written for a WYS yarn, but I’m using a different yarn. I chose the brand: ONline Linie 107 supersoft. It’s a 60% cotton/ 40% acrylic DK mix. Advantage, compared to the recommended yarn a) I was able to buy it in France. b) it’s machine washable and c) it cost 2.95€ for a 50g ball (I need 7 x 50g for my size), so makes for a not too expensive knitting project.
It wasn’t until I’d paid for and downloaded the pattern, that I realised, this top is knitted with the purl side facing outwards. ie, the “wrong” side is the “right” side. This took some getting used to. Anyway, photo above, with flash, to try and show you the colour I’m knitting in (although it’s actually lighter and more like the pink on pattern photo).
And second photo, without flash, so you can see the stitch detail, which is basically lots of tear drop shaped holes. Sadly, I got as far as the beginning of armhole . . . did my first cast offs to begin armhole shaping . . . 2 more, with more decreasing and then had an “arrggghhh!” moment. I misread the pattern and only cast off 6 stitches each side, when I should have cast off 10. So . . . I’ve got 4 rows to frog, and get myself back on track.