20 February 2015


Photo © Yarn Stories

Catch is a seamless top that I designed for Yarn Stories' Grace collection, 'a collection of elegant, feminine designs inspired by the iconic Grace Kelly and named after her films.'

Catch is knitted from the bottom up in the round, with waist shaping, raglan sleeves and a round neck collar. The faux-seamlines, highlighted with the slip-stitches, were the bones of the design with the rest of the elements, such as the garter ridges that fill the side panels, the waist shaping, the seed stitch trims were all worked around them.

The pattern is graded to make sure that each size has an overall the same look with the side panels tucked in just at the point where the raglan lines begin. The panels are all separated with stitch markers, making it easy to follow each one's pattern; you'll have the stocking stitch & waist shaping in one, and the ridge pattern in the other. Once the waist shaping is finished, the side panels are curved towards the armholes, giving you only one thing to concentrate on at any given time.

It is designed to be worn with about 2" / 5cm of positive ease and has a gently fitted body. The sample was knitted in Yarn Stories' Fine Merino DK. I love working with their merino because it creates a super soft fabric and is fab for texture as you can see, with all the details standing out beautifully.

Buy Catch on Ravelry or Yarn Stories website.


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