Suzie Sparkles' Designs

La Primavera Top

I’m pleased to announce that my latest pattern La Primavera Top is now published! You can buy it on Ravelry here.

La Primavera Top with cap sleeves and picot hems
La Primavera Top – loving that yoke!

This Versatile top can be knit with cap sleeves, 3/4 sleeves or long sleeves and you even get a choice of hem finishes, a pretty picot hem or a rolled-hem finish so there are loads of mix-and-matching opportunities!

I knit the cap sleeved version with the picot hems in a gorgeous shade of Schachermayr Catania which give wonderful stitch definition as is perfect as we start dipping our toes into summer over here. However, a note to those wanting to use this yarn for this top – The gauge was spot on but the top is quite heavy and personally, I will go down a size and knit the 32″ for myself next time I knit it in this particular yarn.

La Primavera Top with 3/4 sleeves and rolled-hems
La Primavera Top with 3/4 sleeves and rolled-hems

My 3/4 sleeve rolled-hem version fits perfectly with the 1.5″ negative ease the top is designed for. It just shows the effect different yarns can have on a pattern. Have you ever knit the same garment in different yarns and had a big difference in outcome?

I hope you love the top as much as I do – it’s a nice holiday knit as it has plenty of St St before the yoke making it easy to pick-up and put-down in any place. It’s knit in one piece with no seaming another advantage for a holiday project!

Keep your eyes peeled as very soon I’ll be publishing the matching dress. you heard it here first……….

Enjoy your weekend dear knitter friends!


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