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Monday, 5 September 2016

Beach Crop Top


Sometimes as a mum you feel that you just can't win. I really wanted to knit something for my daughter, but a nice poloneck or cardigan just wouldn't do (her words). So something young and funky (my words not hers, apparently young people don't say funky). I decided to make a crop top that she could wear on the beach. (We did actually have one day at the beach on our holiday, and all swam in the sea, even me!) 

I was really quite pleased with this little halter neck top, which I have made up as I went along. I can't quite decide whether to type it up as a pattern. As soon as you get into clothing there is the problem of offering various sizes. At the moment it is just notes on a scrappy bit of paper, which is cut to the same shape as the top. Perhaps I will leave this for some winter evenings, as it is not really the time of year for folk to start to knit a beach top (except in Australia).


But her verdict is it is far too small!!! This from the girl that it has taken me half a year to persuade that she needed some longer school skirts. (Ha, ha - I have just won on that argument.) I can't quite understand it, as it is much more discrete than any bikini top. I think the real problem may be that it is woollie. 

So my reluctant model may not even give me permission for this post. I keep telling her that hardly anyone looks at my blog. We will have to see ....
  

6 comments:

  1. Isn't it hard to make things that teens will wear. Your halter top turned out very nice. I have made socks with a similar shell pattern.

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  2. Love this! Alas, my days of baring skin are over, but I have a daughter in law that it would. be perfect for! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. It's such a pretty pattern - I think I've made socks along similar lines too, and I love the colour, it's like a faded beach hut (in the best possible way!)

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  4. It's lovely but you can never please teenagers, thank you for linking. :) xx

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  5. My daughter won't even let me knit anything for her at all...so at least your daughter tried it on! LOL it's a lovely knit!

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