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