This is version 4 of Jo Sharp’s Sideways Ribbed Top (whose pattern Eleanor kindly shared with me). It was knitted using Jo Sharp’s Summer Soho cotton, Freesia (selected from a limited range of colour during a sale). I started the project just before we went away in December and it was surprisingly fast to knit. But as usual, it was not without drama.
It took a little while to get used to knitting in cotton but the yarn is light and pliable. The whole top was knitted using circular needles making it very portable; and the pattern was simple making an ideal project for travel.
I was on the last ball on the way home and the familiar doubt started arising: there isn’t going to be enough yarn! And sure enough, I ran out 6 or so rows (of 80 plus stitches each) from cast off.
I emailed Knit again but rather than wait for them to find out whether there is anything wrong, I just bought another ball. Luckily, there was 1 left and, what do you know, it’s from the same dye lot.
I don’t know whether it was my mistake (knitted too many rows? although I did use a row counter) or whether it was the pattern. Still it seems to me that the yardage measurement might be a bit tight and doesn’t allow for much redundancy. I will be interested to hear others’ experience with this pattern.
So here it is finished. It’s a nice top to wear on a cool summer’s day.