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Part two of Kate’s Zinone top, let’s see how she’s getting on…

The fine weather of wales

Wales was great, I spent some lovely time with my family and I got to meet some llamas at the Blackrock Llama Centre. Now back to reality unfortunately means less knitting time – sad face. I am however pretty pleased with where I am up to.

Zinone in prgress

I was pretty slow at getting to grips with the lace, I thought I could be clever and put in stitch markers but no, the stitches move around between the repeats too much so it got really confusing. It was a 5 rows forward 2 rows back kind of start but by the time I’d done the top back section I was in the swing of it.
The Tussah Silk is a dream to work with. I would never call myself a silk person but the Tussah silk is so un-silk-like, its almost woolly and fluffs up but yet it drapes just like silk.

Zinone back

Because of my dodgy gauge, I assume from using such a different yarn, I have had to make some major length changes. I calculated that 1 extra repeat of the lace (8 rows) for every set of repeats should get me to the exact length. The arm holes fit perfectly so that’s a good first indicator but I’m not too worried about the length of the body as I think I want it somewhere in between lengths anyway.
Just a couple more decrease repeats on the body to go and I’ll see how I like the length. If you’re thinking of making a Zinone yourself the designer Andy has some great resources on her website for working lace, modifying for your row gauge and adding a lifeline, the latter which I would highly recommend!

I’m hoping with just a few more repeats to go this will fly off the needles… before the summer is over!

Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!

Comments (1)

  1. Hi Kate, have you blocked and really really stretched your swatch? I just thought if it fits you well while working, it maybe too big after the wash. When I made a couple of garments in tussah they grew about a size and a half (both are stockinette projects. Ravelry project notes for ‘So Long’ and ‘O’) one of them was pre-calculated right, the other wasn’t.

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