Summer Swing Top

I don’t know if I should hate this or not….but I’ve learned from it.

Summer Swing Top
Summer Swing Top

I really didn’t know how I was going to do the neck/shoulders. Having decided to cast off boob-tube style and add straps I changed to garter stitch for the last rows and went down in needle size from about 4 to 2.5. I hope this is enough to keep it from stretching too much, given garter stitch’s proclivities. We shall see!

Summer Swing Top
Summer Swing Top

As you can see from the pics I’ve made a hog’s dinner out of sewing on the straps.

The lace is taken from a pattern, the link to which I’ve forgotten but will add when I stumble across it.

Lace close-up
Lace close-up

The chosen colours are ones used by Jo Sharp for a table runner in one of her books: I love the combination.

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