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Shakerag Top Knitalong


#81

Thank you, and thanks lizn!

This is such a fun simple basic shape, embiggened or not. I think if I were to make it bigger, it really would need a very swingy drapey fabric (linen!).

And now I want a linen summer top…

Looking forward to seeing yours, and more Shakerags!


#82

My Shakerag is done! I am enjoying wearing it so much that I may make another one. This is my first experience with linen. It was a little stiff and sometimes splitty, but I love the way it breathes.


#83

You look fantastic!!


#84

So great! The color is fab, you got it going on! Way to go!


#85

I love your Shakerag!


#86

After doing some surgery to add some length and a split hem, I crossed the finish line on my Shakerag! I am officially smitten with this Extinction colorway. :blue_heart:


#87

Hooray!! That’s marvelous!


#88

Love the color. Great job.


#89

stunning. I especially love the length on yours: split hems rule!

I also want to compliment @pennie.boyett but the moderato-bot is scolding me for multiple posts: beautiful color Pennie, and it looks wonderful on you.

Ditto Michele @pdxknitterati : great fit, I wouldn’t change a thing!


#91

Downright perfect! I’ll bet it becomes the garment you reach for first all summer!


#92

Started mine yesterday in Anzula Breeze. Assuming I can stay monogamous I’ll have the perfect top for summer in Chicago!


#93

Anzula Breeze looks so dreamy–maybe I need to get hold of some of this. Wishing you monogamy and enough time for knitting!


#94

It’s heavenly. Like, crispy-drapey at the same time.


#95

Has anyone else made this a little longer than the pattern calls for? 22” is a little short on me. Any advice?


#96

What is the best/neatest way to sew the shoulders together. I know this is easy but I always seem to struggle with seaming. Please help!! Thanks!


#97

I crocheted mine together. I find that the easiest way to seam.


#98

I was super interested to try on @Kay’s finished Shakerag top at the Getaway, and have amplified faith in Amy Christoffers as a designer (I was already at 11 in my opinion of her)! I am a bit taller than Kay, and I found the length to be perfect on my long-torso’d 5’11" frame. The proportions are the stuff of fantasy to work on both of us! I won’t be bothering to add any length, in spite of previous plans. I picked up Jade Sapphire Sylph in the color Eddy (a grey/green of a most mineral shade). I’ve wound and swatched in the recommended needles and found myself right on target. This will be my weekend knitting for a quick business trip.


#99

Have you bound off already?


#100

Choosing the color “Eddy” is clearly meant to be!

BTW it’s the shade of my “relaxed log cabin” pullover, which is lacking only for the little sleeve flippers, but I can’t seem to get it done as it doesn’t travel well at this phase.


#101

Hey Ann! So loves our knitting camp get away! Thanks to you and Kay and Claire and everyone! I’ve got a shakerag question.

Im using malabrigo sock yarn and liking how my sweater is going. But it’s getting hot here in NC and I’m sweating while knitting!! Do you think I can make this in to a winter sweater and just add long sleeves. Didn’t think about sock yarn being wool when I started!