Blast from the Past

Posted on | May 8, 2008 | 11 Comments

Many moons ago I worked on a design for JCA and I finally got word from Mona that it’s time to share! :)

I had a lot of fun with this design, but if I were to do it for myself, I’d definitely go for a smaller gauge yarn for better drape and fit. While I do like lace done on large gauge yarn (ala BrooklynTweed’s Hemlock Ring blanket), I think for garments, the delicacy of a small gauge yarn is more my style. Still, for a faster project, the light worsted/DK weight gauge of the called for yarn makes for a satisfying knit I think.

For this design, I was going for something feminine and at the same time casual and almost sporty – thus the lace cap sleeves paired with the henley placket and raglan shape. I also used eyelets to mark the waist/bust shaping to echo the lace on the sleeves.

Blast from the Past also refers a bit to the styling of the photos. Doesn’t it kind of look vintage (in a fun way, I’m not being critical!)? Or is it just me?


11 Responses to “Blast from the Past”

  1. Veronique
    May 8th, 2008 @ 3:10 pm

    The lacy sleeves are such a nice detail! And yes, we are aware of your fondness of small gauge yarn ;)
    Congrats again!

  2. Gudrun Johnston
    May 8th, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

    Very feminine and lovely….and yes I agree a touch of the vintage!

  3. Angela
    May 9th, 2008 @ 7:04 am

    That’s really cute– I love the way the sleeve joins the body. That slight vintage feel is actually really nice.

  4. Gudrun Johnston
    May 9th, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

    I’ve tagged you for a meme Connie….if you want to play come over to my blog for the questions!

  5. Melissa
    May 9th, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

    Very cute as always Connie!

  6. gleek
    May 9th, 2008 @ 8:11 pm

    it does look vintage! i love it.

  7. raining sheep
    May 11th, 2008 @ 11:39 pm

    It’s a lovely pattern…I love the drape and fit around the waist to the hip…that is a very flattering fit on most people…and it’s very girly. Gorgeous.

  8. mel
    May 12th, 2008 @ 8:11 pm

    Very pretty Connie – I love the lace pattern on the sleeves! yes, definitely a lovely vintage feel!

  9. Kylie
    May 14th, 2008 @ 10:08 am

    Hey Connie,
    very 1940s- I love that! The shaping detail is beautiful.

  10. Jeanette
    May 15th, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

    I love that top. I’ve been looking for a pattern to knit my mom, and I think this may be a serious contender ;)

  11. Johanna
    May 19th, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

    Once again, very, very nice!

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