Let me introduce to you my Sage Remedy Top (pattern by Sarah Shepherd). This is another (and not the last one!) of my spring/ summer projects knitted with Louisa Harding Colline yarn.
I bought this yarn some time ago without any particular plan for it, simply because I loved this colour so much. It reminded me of young spring beech tree leaves and I really couldn’t resist it when I saw it on ebay. Side note: there are also a few other colours of Colline in my stash, so be prepared to see them in more projects in the future 😉 My first idea for this yarn was Madigan by Melissa LaBarre for my Mum (because this is exactly the kind of sweater she loves, with short sleeves and the wide collar), but after knitting a few rows, I decided to look for something more stretchy for that sweater, like superwash wool or alpaca. Colline is mostly cotton and it is better for more spring/ summertime garments.
When I found the Sage Remedy pattern, I just knew that this yarn was made for it. And the colour of the original top knitted by the designer is similar, so I could see that it looks great in bright green.
I used 4 skeins (800 metres) for this project in size M. It turned out a little bigger than I thought it would, especially in length – it’s actually a tunic, which is fine, because I love tunics. The pattern was not too complicated, and the lace panels were repetitive and easy to memorize. I also had some good company while knitting, so I enjoyed the process very much 😉
And here’s how it looks on me – and these photos are most true to the actual shade of yarn:
I’m really happy with this top. When I went shopping some time ago, I noticed that the colours which dominate the stores these days are mostly bland, pastel shades with majority of powdery pink, not really something I like very much and definitely not something that looks good on me. It feels so great to be able to pick my own colours and shapes for my garments and make exactly the things I like!
So that’s my favourite spring project so far 🙂