Added Sep 28, 2013
As my sewing machine was being repaired, I was forced to use my creative energy on yarn! I like to knit but always thought I liked sewing better and thus I am a far less experienced knitter than I am a sewer.
Anyway, during my forced period of sewing abstinence, I started knitting like crazy – I may like knitting even better than sewing at the moment – and finished several projects, for example this linen top.
The pattern used is a very simple one from the LanaGrossa Filati 40 magazine
The yarn is 100% linen which was very easy to work with. The seams (bottom, neckline, cuffs) are finished with a crocheted crabstitch, which was also useful because the top turned out somewhat too short (it probably works better with a highwaisted pair of pants).
I hope y’all don’t mind some knitting projects now and then! As Liliv said, it may inspire you to include knitting in your creative adventures too…. I am, however, not sure this is the correct forum for knitted stuff ’cause the Burda Style member project definition says: We are a community that emphasizes the handmade journey of sewing
Well… let me know what you think; I can always remove the project again.
Member Project of the Week
Clothingengineer made a classic trench in Pantone's 2014 color of the year. Take a look!
Fashion and Trends
Check out this post all on menswear, and see how Meg was inspired to create her own men's shirts!
Learn how to set your serger up for sewing a rolled hem in this week's new BurdaStyle Video!
Perfect the art of sewing collars and stands, including tricks you won't find in books or patterns!
Sip cocktails by the fire in faux fur, patterned silks, and more luxurious fabrics.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.