Thank you for all of the wonderful comments on the Basic Bralette I posted earlier this week. I love that you love it and I can’t wait to work the pattern into something I am really proud to put my name on.
Speaking of really proud……I am so in love with this purple top that I’m calling the All Tied Up Crop Top. It is made with T-shirt yarn, so it’s very comfortable against your skin in the heat of the summer…..it’s absorbent (that’s a plus for most of us) and it’s a sturdy top that makes you feel secure when you are wearing it. The form holds well and the ties in the back are not only really sexy, but they also keep you feeling secure. The bonus is that you don’t have to wear a bra or any type of coverage because the stitching is tight enough you won’t be able to see anything underneath it.
I have found after creating a few of these tops they work up quickly and can be created specific for one person by getting measurements, or can be done in a general sizing of S, M, L, XL….the one posted here will fit XS-M chest size.
I will be posting the pattern for this top after I have finished writing it up and I will be offering the ability to pre-order your size in a variety of colors when my store site is finished in the next few weeks. Be sure to sign up for notifications on my page so you won’t miss a thing and follow me on Facebook at Knot Your Way. As always….
Last week I was able to turn a request from my daughter into a trip to one of my favorite craft stores 🙂 I’d call that a win any day! We spent the better part of a day last week just wandering around looking at all the cute Spring décor and projects the store was displaying. After putting a decent dent in the budget with a yarnstravaganza, I started working on one of the projects I purchased supplies for.
The creation my daughter wants is a slightly larger than toddler sized backpack for my granddaughter to use in lieu of a diaper bag. My granddaughter will be three in just a handful of weeks and she needs something that will carry a few pull-ups, wipes, a change of clothes, a cup, a toy or 10 and maybe a favorite stuffed animal. The plan is to make something that will grow with her for a little while. I decided to look up the average sizing for toddler backpacks and adult backpacks and come to a measurement that I hope will be sufficient without being too large for her to carry by herself.
I began the pattern and started writing it out as I was creating it. I really just got started when I ran out of yarn….it’s the big beautiful skeins of t-shirt yarn and if you have looked locally in your town, I bet you have found the same limited selections I have. My second trip to the craft store for more of the same yarn I was using proved unsuccessful. I found yarn, but not in my color and although the accent color would have been great for another project, it would not work for this one, so I had to table this project until my store stocks more some time next week. When I start this project up again I will be sure to post pictures AND a pattern for you to use and I’m so excited to see how it will turn out.
In the meantime, I lost my cloth bag that I put my sunglasses in, so I needed to replace it quickly before I destroyed my super cute pair of sunglasses for this summer….and a pouch pattern becomes extended into a perfect carrier for my sunglasses and a template for a wonderful woven cross body cellphone bag.
This bag seems indestructible because of how tight the weave pattern is. Nothing…I mean nothing is going to fall out of the sides or between the stitches! The stitch I used is called the Tunisian Stitch and boy does this stitch feed my OCD!!!! I’m going to post a link to the tutorial for this slightly complicated stitch. I would consider it at the very least an intermediate stitch to learn and work with. The sunglass case I made is small enough that you won’t need the special hook that the tutorial call for, but you will need it if you love this stitch like I do and want to do larger projects…(I’m working on a purse for my daughter already!!)
I hope you grab some scrap yarn and just give this a try. You might be surprised at how easy it is to pick up and work. The woven pattern assures that you won’t drop a stitch…at least not without knowing it. If you do make anything, I’d love to hear about it and see your work, so message me in the comments below. Happy Hooking!!