Monday, November 2, 2009

2009 - FO No. 32






Tropical Lily is finally finished although to be truthful I didnt knit on it the whole time since I started it. I finished it up today and Isabelle wore it this afternoon after the weather had cooled down a tinsy bit. I have to say I love the way the colors formed a stripey sequence and I only used 4 and a half balls of the cotton, so now have to find something else to knit with the other 5 and a half. I found this pattern on ravelry where a lady who had upsized it for her daughter had listed the changes so I could knit it for Isabelle a bit bigger. I mostly followed her changes but added a few of my own, like omitting the straps at the back and adding some press studs instead so it sat nicer at the back and Isabelle wouldnt have to deal with the straps. I also made it a bit longer in the front bodice than the pattern said and didnt do as many repeats in the bottom part as the changed instructions had so it turned out a bit shorter. I think the length is perfect for Isabelle and I would recommend anyone make this pattern for the little girls in their life! If you would like to knit one up just go to tikkifabricaddict.blogspot.com or find it on ravelry. Happy knitting!

16 comments:

Kate said...

Gorgeous! I love the length and straps of your version. Isabelle is one lucky girl.

Lynne said...

Cute!

Katt said...

LOVE it!! love the stripes..It looks fantastic on Isabelle!! well done :)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Cute... I'd like something like that for myself!

beck said...

Hi Sue, doesn't Isabelle look wonderful? I love the colours and how lucky she is to have something made by her mum. Have you been enjoying this warm weather we have been having? Bit cooler today, have a fun Cup Day xo

Jelly Wares said...

This looks great Sue!!!
I've had this pattern in my favs for a while on Rav and now after seeing your version can't wait to make one up for my Connie...

Take Care
Jodie :)

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty Sue! Isabelle looks adorable!

Tania said...

Hmn. I can think of a someone who would do backflips for that sort of top!

Virginia said...

So cute! What a gorgeous job you did.

Gillian said...

Oh Sue, that is really lovely and so is the model:)
Cheers Gillian

Sandra said...

That variegate coloure combo fits her perfectly! Really turned out great! And she can wear it through all year - can't be better!

PlumStitches said...

fabulous!!

Ann said...

Looks gorgeous & perfect for summer.

Karin said...

Lovely, The perfect top for the next few months. Love the colours, they look great on her.

Oiyi said...

Awww...she looks great in it.

tiennie said...

It's very cute on her!