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Fizz Test Knit
Finished
May 11 2014
May 22 2014
Project info
Fizz Test Knit
Fizz by Andi Satterlund
Knitting
Me
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
270 yards = 1.99 skeins
Knit Picks Comfy Sport
193 yards in stash
0.79 skeins = 107.4 yards (98.2 meters), 39 grams
1489
Pink
Knit Picks
Knit Picks Comfy Sport
313 yards in stash
1.2 skeins = 163.2 yards (149.2 meters), 60 grams
1737
White
Knit Picks
Notes

The pattern is very straightforward and well written. The elastic casing, short rows, and i-cord edging make it interesting. I rated this medium difficulty because those elements would probably make this pattern a little too complicated for a beginner, in my opinion. But someone with experience knitting garments would have a lot of fun knitting this top.

This was a pretty quick knit. Not including the bottom band and i-cord edging, the bodice took me about 3 hours to knit up.

I had to go down three needle sizes to get gauge because I am apparently the loosest knitter ever.

I used 26.5” of elastic for a 28” underbust. I used 1.25” wide sport elastic instead of 1.5” wide elastic because all of the 1.5” elastic I found was really stiff and I thought it would be uncomfortable.

For the placket I used 1/2” buttons I bought online from Deramores.

Finished Measurements:

  • Underbust: 28”
  • Vertical Bust: 5.5” (includes +0.5” height)
  • Horizontal Bust: 15”
  • Upperbust: 27.5” (includes -3.5” ease)
  • Back Height: 3.5”
  • Strap Length: 19.5”

I originally knitted this up with a 28” upperbust, but it was a little loose so I took it in at the sides to 27.5”. For reference, my bust circumference is 34” and I wear a 34B/32C. I may have needed extra negative ease because the yarn I used doesn’t have as much elasticity as wool yarn.

I was originally going to have a vertical bust of 6” and a back height of 4”, but when I tried it on I liked 5.5” and 3.5”. I did two less short rows than my original pattern called for and omitted a couple of rows at the end.

I tacked the i-cord edging to the halter straps and button placket so it wouldn’t flip down.

Total Cost: $16.36

  • Pink Yarn: $5.98

  • White Yarn: $2.99

  • Bow Buttons: $5.50 (including shipping)

  • Neck Button: $0.52

  • Elastic: $1.36

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May 22 2014
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Sport
75% Cotton, 25% Acrylic
136 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: May 11, 2014
  • Finished: May 22, 2014
  • Updated: May 11, 2017
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