WIP: Wildflower Top

WIP wildflower top - asking for opinions on my next knitting pattern https://killercrafts.co/2018/07/20/wip-wildflower-top/ #knitting #croptop #tanktop #knit #workinprogress #pattern #sweater

If you are subscribed to my newsletter, then you've probably already seen a sneak peek of this next project. It all started in a thrift store, where I bought a jean dress that fit like it was made for my body. It seriously couldn't get any better. Then, I found a knit vest that would have perfectly complimented the perfect dress. Unfortunately, the vest was too big. So, I salvaged the yarn and decided to make something different (want to know how I salvaged the yarn? Check out my article on how to deconstruct a sweater).

WIP wildflower top - asking for opinions on my next knitting pattern https://killercrafts.co/2018/07/20/wip-wildflower-top/ #knitting #croptop #tanktop #knit #workinprogress #pattern #sweater
WIP wildflower top - asking for opinions on my next knitting pattern https://killercrafts.co/2018/07/20/wip-wildflower-top/ #knitting #croptop #tanktop #knit #workinprogress #pattern #sweater

My original idea was to make a sweater with a lacey stitch to provide some light coverage on hot days. I also wanted to make it a crop, so it wouldn't cover the dress too much. My final requirement was that it had non-straight rows, to really highlight the color-changes in the yarn.

Everything went smoothly until I finished the body. Then, I started doubting my original ideas. The body itself is so cute, and it was so easy to construct, now I'm not sure I want to continue with the sleeves and the neck/waist borders.

WIP wildflower top - asking for opinions on my next knitting pattern https://killercrafts.co/2018/07/20/wip-wildflower-top/ #knitting #croptop #tanktop #knit #workinprogress #pattern #sweater
WIP wildflower top - asking for opinions on my next knitting pattern https://killercrafts.co/2018/07/20/wip-wildflower-top/ #knitting #croptop #tanktop #knit #workinprogress #pattern #sweater

For me, the appeal of this top is it's simplicity. Part of me wants to complete my original design, but another part of me doesn't want to risk over-complicating it. If I were to continue, I would put on full-length sleeves, ribbing around the neck, and a straight border around the waistline that would completely hide the current jagged edge.

WIP wildflower top - asking for opinions on my next knitting pattern https://killercrafts.co/2018/07/20/wip-wildflower-top/ #knitting #croptop #tanktop #knit #workinprogress #pattern #sweater
WIP wildflower top - asking for opinions on my next knitting pattern https://killercrafts.co/2018/07/20/wip-wildflower-top/ #knitting #croptop #tanktop #knit #workinprogress #pattern #sweater

So, what do you think? Does this top's slightly undone, simplistic look appeal to you? Or would you rather see the pattern finished to make a sweater? Maybe you have different ideas?

 

Let me know in the comments!

 

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