Posted on | August 14, 2009 | 5 Comments

I’m super behind posting about my Summer Twist project, Uhura.

For this camisole, I got to use SWTC’s Terra yarn. I had used it for Broderie and I loved it. I find Bamboo too drapey and heavy to use on its own, but paired with cotton (and at a finer gauge), it makes a beautiful fabric; and somehow the blend influences the way the yarn takes up dye, resulting in a delightful tweedy color.

The wonderfully funny Julia named it Uhura (I had rather unimaginatively called it Lace Camisole) and I think it’s so appropriate. There’s something about the bodice band, the keyhole, the notched hem, and of course the color, that is reminiscent of Starfleet uniforms to me.

Here’s a shot of the back:

I made it a modified racerback because I love tanks that cut in a bit more at the armholes at the back. I just find them more flattering and comfortable.

As usual, the folks at Twist photographed and styled the garment perfectly — with a sense of fun and yet showing the details of the garment. It’s obvious that they love knits and have put a lot of thought into how to showcase them. I’m enjoying seeing the first FOs of Uhura crop up on Ravelry.

A new issue of Twist will be out on Sunday. The creative forces behind Twist have put up some great teaser videos here and here. Sunday can’t get here quickly enough!


5 Responses to “Uhura”

  1. The Binge Knitter
    August 14th, 2009 @ 1:25 pm

    Love the shaping of the back, looks beautiful!

  2. Team Knit !
    August 14th, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

    so pretty! I love that little tab across the bust, it's a great detail.

    - Julie

  3. j.kaori
    August 15th, 2009 @ 9:48 am

    Beautiful — love the stitch pattern and the color, but especially the name! Congrats!

  4. Anonymous
    August 19th, 2009 @ 8:23 pm

    My love of all things Star Trek demands that I knit this top. Well that and the fact that it's gorgeous!! Thanks again for wowing me ^.^

  5. Kenny
    August 20th, 2009 @ 9:46 am

    Now that is CUTE! Where do all these ideas come from?!?!?!?

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