Think of a soft subtle mix, and if it ain't broke then don't try to fix it.

Summa summa summa time.

Pattern: Blithe from Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: Rowan 4ply Cotton
Needles: US 2s Addi Turbos
Ravelry Link
Flickr Link – for extra model shots ;-)

I've explained before my "out of sight out of mind" syndrome – if I don't see it I forget I have it.  It's kind of silly to realize that I've had this knit sitting right under my nose for so long.  Well, as they say, better late than never!  I must admit that one of the many things I love about my summer is the time it gives me to knit.  There is no way I would have considered knitting a sweater on US2s if I didn't have a ton of time to devote to it.

I kept to the pattern except I didn't go down in needle size for the bottom ribbing and the neck edging.  I also had a problem with the cap sleeves.  I knitted the first sleeve as per the instructions and it was about an inch shorter than the sleeve cap.  I casted on for the second and made the adjustements so in the end I lengthened the straight rows about an inch and a half.  I was also a hair under gauge but I went with my knit instincts that told me that this yarn was going to give, and it has.


I cannot be more stoked about how this top worked out!  I felt guilty about putting down some other knitting to devote to this and  I actually worked on this So much that I got a cramp in my left hand from knitting on the size 2s! I would not be deterred though so I did physical therapy by knitting those scarves.

Red Chair

So now that that's done I guess I should get to cleaning up my apartment ;-) 

17 thoughts on “Blithe

  1. kris says:

    oh wow – this is so beautiful! well done!
    however, it’s also making me realise i need to frog my ready-for-seaming blithe – it’s just too big. yours is a perfect fit!


  2. Nonnahs says:

    Dude! You’re on such a roll with the drop.dead.gorgeous knits! Pls to send some of your knitting mojo my way (and some free time to knit)! ;)
    ps: I feel like I haven’t “talked” to you in forever! Miss you! xo-S.


  3. georgeina says:

    you did a great job and made me want to knit something fine guage (something I steer clear of – it just generates UFOs before you can say jack robinson). beautiful pics and great choice of colour.


  4. grumperina says:

    I love this sweater, but even more I love that you found the perfect blouse to wear under it! Often these summery knits are hard to pair with actual clothes, but apparently it wasn’t a problem for you :).


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