Pattern: Fad Classic, from Knit and Tonic, size 32
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Sport in Grass, 5 balls (approx.)
Needles: US 6 and 4
Notes: I’m really pleased with how this turned out. I started it on a whim and nearly ripped it all out – the straps being knit with 2 balls of yarn really made me crazy. I got through it though, and it all worked out… although I’d rather not do that again. I added a lot more shaping than the pattern called for – instead of 2 sets of waist decreases I did 5, and then only 3 sets of increases for the lower waist. After all that it was still a bit big, so I blocked it for length, with the result that it stretched from 20″ long to 23″ long, and now it fits perfectly. The lace pattern was really easy to memorize and execute, and I really enjoyed all of the knitting except the straps.
We leave at 6 am tomorrow for Florida, so I won’t be posting for a week (although I will certainly be on my email) so I hope everyone has a wonderful week!
12 thoughts on “FO: Fad Classic”
Extra waist decreases? Sigh. I wish I had knit back in the day. You know, before 5 kids. 😉
Your Fad Classic looks great! A perfect fit!
Your Fad Classic is adorable! That shade of green really suits you. I want to make a Fad Classic too!
It looks really great on you! Another winner!
Hope you have a fantastic vacation!
Very cute – looks very nice on you! Have a great vacation!
Very pretty, the color looks great on you. Now I have one more pattern that I want to try out! : )
It turned out great! That was smart to add in extra waist decreases…it really helps to define that area. I hope you wear it a lot…it looks really good on you!
Nice job! great color and fit. And I love the outfit you paired with the vest!
excellent job on your tank. have a great vacation!
wow it looks great and that green is a great color on you!
Looks wonderful! Have a fun time in Florida!
It looks fantastic on you! You do some great knitting. Have fun in Florida this week!
That looks fantastic on you! That green is your color. Wear it as often as possible.