Eileen has Photos!

I’m wearing this right off the needles, so it hasn’t been blocked yet.


Pattern: Eileen by Jillian Moreno, from “No Sheep For You“. My Ravelry project page is here.

Yarn: Garnstudio Bomull-lin (Cotton, linen); 6 skeins

Needles: 3.75 mm / US 5

Modifications: Added 1.5 inches to length, and .5 inches to armhole depth. Added a little waist shaping.

I really love this top. I knitted the 37.5″ size, but at a tighter gauge, so the finished measurement is about 34″. The pattern was wonderful – well written, easy to follow, and I like the nice details. The front piece is hemmed to keep it flat, but the back isn’t, which allows the bottom hem to scallop a bit from the lace pattern. I liked the short-row shaping at the back neck and shoulders for a nicer fit, and the knitted trim around the neck and armholes is a nice touch. The yarn was slightly harsh to knit with, but I like how the fabric came out, and I think it will be even nicer after a couple of washings. I used a full 6 skeins of yarn, with only a yard or so left over.

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14 Responses to Eileen has Photos!

  1. Nora says:

    Just lovely, Cheryl!!

  2. Carole says:

    It looks great. I love the color on you.

  3. margene says:

    It turned out beautifully! There should be a few nice days of summer left so you can wear it! Nice place for a photo shoot, too!

  4. Anne says:

    Very nice! It really looks great even without the blocking.

    It’s a nice warm, rich color on you! Lovely!!

  5. Carrie says:

    Wow, that looks really nice. I love the back and front contrast – it’s so artsy.

  6. Very cute!

    Wheew, a yard left! Eeeep!

  7. Chris says:

    It looks great on you!

  8. Anne B. says:

    Very nice, and sexy from the back. Did you go for a ride on the Merry-go-round?

  9. Elizabeth in Apex, NC says:

    It is lovely – and the color is awesome! Congrats!

  10. Cookie says:

    That is beautiful on you. Well done!

  11. Julie says:

    Another beautiful top!

  12. Norma says:

    Oh!!! It turned out BEAUTIFULLY! Man, you do fly!

  13. Carrie K says:

    That’s really cute and so quick!

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