My Riprap top is blocked and dry and I even managed to get a couple of photos! They’re not great photos, mind you, but they’re photos. Voilà!
I used Malabrigo Arroyo, which is superwash, which grows when it’s soaked, so I knit the smallest circumference and extended the length by about four inches. I meant to extend it by two inches but things happen and it’s four and I’m not mad about it at all. As far as yardage goes, I didn’t need the fifth skein I purchased, but I’m glad I got it and mixed it in so the color changes are more subtle. It’s designed to be cropped, which is not the best look for me, and I love the length now. I soaked it in Eucalan, put it through the spin cycle of the washer, and put it in the dryer for five minutes before pinning it out to dry. And the nice thing is that if I decide it’s too oversized, I can just soak it again and dry it for longer!
I had it on for the photos and didn’t want to take it off. I think it’ll be great for late summer/fall with a sleeveless tank underneath, and then in winter with a long-sleeve tee. I kind of want to knit another one now! Maybe in non-superwash worsted weight? That could be interesting!
Happy Monday, friends.
Your riprap top is gorgeous! I’m thinking I should make one. So glad you’re back to blogging. I’m enjoying all your posts. Thanks!!
Oh thank you so much for saying that! It means a lot! And yes you definitely should make one—as far as sweaters go, it’s easy and fast.
This looks great! I love the length you made it; it’s very flattering that way. (I don’t tend to look good in crop-tops, either, so I fully understand.)
Thank you! I do like the look of cropped sweaters over loose linen or cotton dresses, I’m just not sure that’s my style!
Oh, I like the look too! … on other people. 😉
It’s gorgeous. Arroyo is sport, right? I will think about what I have to knit one from stash.
Thank you! Yes, it’s sport but I’m sure you could easily use DK. With it designed to be so loose, there’s little need to be exact on anything! I hope you make one!
I love it and it looks great on you!
It is beautiful, Bonny!! Lovely knitting, and it looks great on you!
Thank you, Marilee!
Oops I’ve got a bit behind reading posts. I really love this top and I’m glad you got the snag fixed. It’s very flattering and of course I love that colour.