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VictoiseC
06-25-2007, 12:54 PM
Isn't this top gorgeous!? Esp for hot weather. I really want to make this but I don't have any nylon yarn. Do you think it'll be alright with cotton? I have lots of cotton.... (sorry I can't do that THIS thing and have to do the link, I forgot how)

http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTcoachella.html

suzeeq
06-25-2007, 01:48 PM
You should be able to make it in a lightweight cotton blend. Something that won't be too heavy for the drapey neckline. sue

CurlyBrunette
06-25-2007, 07:53 PM
I think cotton is a great alternative for that top. Berocco makes a cotton/modal blend called Touche that would be perfect for it and its not expensive either. I love that top also!

ironmaiden
06-25-2007, 08:26 PM
I really liked that pattern too -- but unfortunately I don't think it's a good look for me :(.

VictoiseC
06-26-2007, 12:02 PM
Thanks! I'll check that yarn out. I just printed the pattern out and am searching through my stash for something appropo....

lace-up opera gloves huh? (iron maiden)

Ingrid
06-26-2007, 12:32 PM
Kemp made this and posted a pic of her FO.

Arielluria
06-26-2007, 12:57 PM
Gorgeous. We're doing a summer top KA (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=58785).

VictoiseC
06-26-2007, 04:33 PM
Thanks Ingrid, I'll take a look at hers.

Arielluria... those are both pretty tops but I LOVE the white garnstudio one. Looks a bit difficult though. Are you doing it in white?

Arielluria
06-26-2007, 04:35 PM
I don't have the yarn yet, but that's the plan. I love white summer tops. BUT, if I find a beautiful teal or something I'm always tempted.

VictoiseC
06-27-2007, 10:43 AM
Yes, white summer tops! I live in white tee shirts myself. Keep us posted if you make that top. I'm going to have another look at it to see if I could do it.

myosotis
06-29-2007, 12:55 PM
Hello,
I like to knit this summer-top, too....I want to knit it for my daughter and I`m searching for a cotton-linen-silk-mixture, because I think it will be nice to work, when sun is shining
and nice to wear in summer...
I will tell you more, when I know the material....
greetings,
myosotis:waving:

mwedzi
06-29-2007, 04:48 PM
I'm making Coachella right now. It's easy and fast. I estimate it will be the fastest knit wearable I've made, second only to the thong. I should be done by tomorrow to post pics.

There's a KAL here:
http://coachellakal.blogspot.com/

Myosotis, you might be interested in this:
http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/1172/

VictoiseC
07-01-2007, 01:50 PM
Hi myosotis! Yes, it's really a fun looking top too.
I mean fun to make! Keep us posted when you find the yarn, I'm trying to figure out which yarn to use.

Mwedzi... I'll check out your blog, I'll bet you'll make that baby fast! Ohhhhh, I just looked at it! It's gorgeous! It's the best one there actually. The color is perfect, kind of silvery huh and what did you say the yarn is (or did you?)
I hate brassieres as I like to call them, hardly every wear them anymore. Wonder if I can get away with that! with this top I mean