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Loopy Knitted Top

Added Sep 28, 2013

by frederi

Amsterdam, Nethe...






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.

Material Notes

100% linen, color Desert Dusk from Claudia Yarns, bought in Knoxville at Loopville




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Sep 29, 2013, 07.29 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh this tops gorgeous as well. I love seeing hand knitted projects and this is just fabulous x

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      Sep 29, 2013, 08.14 PMby frederi

      Thanks Mary, I hope we’ll see your knitted hats soon :-)

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    Sep 29, 2013, 07.43 AMby liliv-1

    I love it!!! Please post more!!

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      Sep 29, 2013, 07.45 AMby frederi

      Thanks dear Liliv, also for the encouragement :-)

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    Sep 28, 2013, 02.16 PMby libra-s

    In Burda magazine they publish knitting project from time to time. I like to see knitting and crochet project here as I love both sewing and knitting. Your sweater is very pretty. You have picked a lovely yarn and pattern!

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      Sep 28, 2013, 02.26 PMby frederi

      Thanks Libra, both for the compliment on my top and for the confirmation that others, like yourself, also like to see knitting/crochet projects on BurdaStyle! And you are right: if they have knitting in the mag it should be okay to post knitting projects..

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