Definitely my favourite finished garment of the last while. I am looking forward to warmer weather so I can wear it.
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock from This is Knit, 2 skeins.
Delicious yarn to work with. I was convinced I was never going to have enough yarn to finish so I kept putting off finishing the bloody thing. But in the end I had a few metres to spare.
Needles: 3.5mm throughout.
Modifications: Concerned as I was about not having enough yarn, I cast on fewer stitches. I knit the 34 1/2″ size but cast on the number of stitches for a size smaller. I didn’t really like how baggy it looked in the pictures, even though I know that was the intention. After the waist shaping, I increased to the required amount of stitches for my regular size.
As you can see, I traded some of the drape of the pleats for this but I prefer it this way.
The sleeves, I knit exactly per the pattern. I’m not a fan of the 3/4 length but for this top, I think it works nicely. The only thing I would change if I were to knit it again is to make the ribbing longer. It has a tendency to flip up and down a bit.