Clothing, Knitting, With Yarn

Fiore Top by Irene Lin

Yarn Used: Blue Sky Fiber Cotton Worsted in Bone (2 skeins) & Hu Made Cool Cotton Boucle-003 (3 skeins)

Size Made: 2

Hello knitters, how are you doing? It has been a while since I wrote a blog post here. Pandemic life hasn’t been easy. I figured since I work from home now I would have more time. But I just had more on my plate. I thought I could do it all. Juggling between two jobs at work, my school, and home life hadn’t been easy. Now that I have one job at work, and my kiddo is going back to school, I realized that was a lot of weight on my shoulders.

A month ago, my husband and I took a vacation in Switzerland. We spent some time in Lauterbrunnen and Zermatt area. If you ever watched Crash Landing on You, you know some of the spots were filmed in Switzerland. I made an attempt to visit most of the filming spots from that show.

While we were on vacation, I picked up this knitting project by Irene Lin. My goal was to finish the project while on vacation, which I did (minus weaving in ends and blocking). Since the yarn was worsted and the pattern was quite simple and straight forward. I was able to finish the piece in 12 days.

I fell in love with this pattern when I first saw it (I feel like I say that a lot, but it’s totally true with a lot of patterns ;P). The only worsted cotton weight yarn I had in my stash was Hu Made’s Cool Cotton Boucle, which I got on sale last year. However, I only had three skeins of it. It wasn’t enough to make the whole top. I finally settled on Blue Sky Fiber cotton as my CC yarn. The Blue Sky Fiber cotton was a bit heavier than Hu Made’s cotton. I thought the combination turned out well since I used the Blue Sky Fiber cotton in the yoke and bind-offs.

I noticed Irene Lin’s patterns tend to be loose fit. So I generally knit a smaller size. I knitted this in size 2. It still felt quite big. In retrospect, I could probably knitted this in size 1 and add some length to it. This size still looks nice though.

I hope you all are doing well, and happy knitting!

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