Monthly Archives: March 2015


Jo Law (the not so novice knitter) finished her version of this Jo Sharp top long ago, and I finished mine quite a while ago. I made mine a bespoke length between the short and long versions in the pattern. It is knitted from the Sublime DK organic cotton may have been in my very first order from black sheep wools, as shown on this post.

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Jaunty was finished at the beginning of December, and has been worn a couple of times. It was knitted in Mirasol Sulka Legato (60% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca, 20% Silk). The pattern called for using two strands of lace weight yarn but as this yarn is nearly double lace weight I just used one strand as I wanted it to be very light and lacy. The lace pattern on the sleeves is the first time I have tried lace knitting – it took all of my concentration (not for TV knitting!) and I did have to unpick the odd row, something I normally never have to do.

I was wearing this top to a PhD workshop recently and it was admired by a London College of Fashion student who is doing a practice-based PhD in “Self-regulating, knitted fabric system capable of moisture harvesting to establish an aeroponic micro-environment sustaining plant life” (so it is possible to do a PhD in knitting!!!). He particularly liked the use of cable to shape the fabric.

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