Saturday 29 August 2020

Linnutee Top Pattern.


When you get together with a yarny friend you visit a yarn store, right? I usually buy at least a skein to support a small business, what the yarn stores often are. These gradient yarn cakes are so pretty! My friend helped me to choose the colour. At first, I didn't have a clear idea of what I'm going to make. I didn't want a shawl but 600 meters of fingering weight yarn isn't enough for a shirt in my size. I chose a solid contrasting colour and cast on.

So I had this gorgeous gradient yarn cake and I wanted to make a sleeveless top. I didn't want to interrupt the flow of the gradient colours. The best way seemed to be knitting in rounds without short-row shaping. Wide-open ballet neckline looks nice for a summery shirt. 

I'm obsessed with mosaic knitting. I designed a little bird motif for the #Loojangulinnud shawl and wanted to use it again. It’s exciting to knit with gradient yarn and see colours slowly emerging and changing.

Mosaic knitting is an easy way to create striking colourwork. Mosaic knitting is perfect for beginners who are attempting colourwork for the first time. Just knit and slip stitches, one colour at the time. No need to carry both yarns.

The shirt is worked from top down, starting with I-cord cast-on. The ribbing on armholes and at the bottom is finished with I-cord also. It makes a nice and firm finish which does not stretch out.

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See imelise värvivahetusega lõngakera tuli koju lihtsalt sellepärast, et oli nii ilus! Esialgu mõtlesin salli teha, kuid salle on juba tehtud hulga. 600 meetrit 8/2 lõnga on minu suuruse särgi jaoks vähe. Kuna mul on ikka veel mosaiik mustrite kudumise isu, siis oli otsus lihtne. Leidsin sobiva kontrastse ühevärvilise lõnga, linnumotiiv tuli Loojangulindude sallist ja nii see top lõpuks valmis sai.


  1. I love gradient yarns because you never know how it turns in the knitted item. The shirt is really beautiful with those flying birds on.

    1. Thank you! A gradient yarn can be really surprising!