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May 6 2010
May 9 2010
Project info
Equinox Top
Equinox Top by Kristin Omdahl
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Ella Rae Silkience
none left in stash
4 skeins = 476.0 yards (435.3 meters), 200 grams

Pattern notes:

  • pattern as written will produce the top seen in the last 2 pictures; the pattern featured on the pattern page will appear on the inside; I liked that look better and find easier to knit the lace in the stockinette rather than in the reverse stockinette, thus the pattern was reversed - knit changed to purl, purl to knit; started the rib with 2 purls;
  • gauge of 16 stitches should be not of 2x2 rib, but rather of the lace pattern;
  • pattern does not specify when to join; I did it right after the cast on row;
  • to make k3tog have more defined look I knit them as following - slip 1, knit 2 tog, pass slipped stitch over; did the same with the knit2tog - slip 1, knit 1 , pass over - in order to make them turned the same direction as knit3tog;
  • used mirrored yarn overs in attempt to make holes the same; between purl and knit the yarn goes over the needle from front to back, between knit and purl - from back to front;
  • on row 29 instead of knit, make one, knit, make on, did make 1, knit 2, make 1; looks much neater that way;
  • when splitting for back, front, and sleeves, did not split in equal parts as the pattern suggests; split in this order - 7 lace pattern repeats for back and front (63 st), 5 for sleeves (45 st); splits were done in the middle of the “purl” columns;
  • also, would recommend to split not after the 4th row of pattern repeat, but rather 2nd or 3rd; if you do is per pattern, you’ll end up with one 5-row pattern repeat;
  • I used a provisional cast on for additional stitches for underarms (18 st); a bit tedious, but worth it; then, for sleeves unpicked the cast on and knit the sleeves down; actually, just did 2x2 rib to finish the sleeves; had 45 + 18 = 63 stitches for sleeves, decreased to 56 for the rib by decreasing and increasing to make the ribbing line up with the lace pattern (I know, this is too much, but can not help myself :);
  • the body was knit straight with no A-line increases; I was short on yarn, but also wanted more of a standard look; put waist shaping in the 3 purl columns on each side by decreasing 6 stitches at a time twice, knitting straight, then making the same increases; knit until run out of yarn completely, luckily for me got a decent length :)

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by Ella Rae
41% Cotton, 39% Cellulose, 12% Silk, 8% Rayon
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  • Project created: June 12, 2010
  • Finished: June 13, 2010
  • Updated: June 15, 2010