My Makes

New garment: summer top

Just the quickest of updates about what I did with that glorious Phildar Shiny yarn I mentioned last week. I turned it into a simple summer top with a diamond mesh design.

The measurements are just right for me, but I think I went overboard with the net. If I were to make it again, I’d lift the net up by a couple of rows, and add some subtle decreases at the waist. I love the feel of the yarn and I will definitely wear it with a contrasting t-shirt or tank top underneath. If I were to make it again, I’d also try with a different yarn I found that has tiny sequins – I’ll update soon about it.

Phildar Shiny is a sport weight cotton yarn with a small amount of polyester sparkle. I used a 3.75mm (F) hook, and seamed the sides (basically, two rectangles) together with slip stitches. There is about a 3″ slit on each side. The main body is composed of double crochet stitches. I’d be happy to write down a basic pattern if anyone reading is interested.

I have some of the Phildar yarn left, and have begun making granny squares for a simple bag. I mixed it with some pretty cotton pastels from a trip to Fukuoka a few years ago. I’m so happy these days to have a great variety of yarn in my stash.

PHOTOS: Granny squares always make me happy! They are simple and versatile, and a great way to use extra yarn.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back soon with a new hand-made bag and some other goodies to share.

2 thoughts on “New garment: summer top

  1. Oh I think you totally pull off that shirt despite recognizing things that might go differently next time! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ In fact, I’m so glad I’m not the only one being so self critical of my projects. 😁 Btw, I totally get how the mesh stitch can β€œtrick you” into making the mesh section too big …. I has a waistline on my coat to drop my 5 am due to the stitches stretching … it’s the type of things we learn from! 😊😁

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