Andaman Top Again

I have already showed you the professional photos taken of the Andaman Top by Harper Point Photography for Interweave knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018, but not the ones Michael took of me. I know a number of you knitters prefer to see it on me – a mere mortal – as opposed to a styled model. Instead of a white blouse and trousers I chose black and my tube dress. Michael photographed me at the Boat Café in Ørje, just 10 minutes from where we live, early last September.

This is how the top is presented in the magazine: “The Andaman Top will have you craving the intense hues of a Mediterranean summer. With a cropped, straight front, the flowing back creates a stylish contrast with its dramatic length and curved hem. The three elegant lace panels running up the front and back of this stylish top have an Egyptian art deco feel, with curving lines and geometric figures.”

The Stacy Charles Fine Yarns BioMerino yarn is made of 100% virgin wool, with 110 m/120 yds  on each 50 gram ball. It is knitted using 4 mm/US 6 needles with a gauge of  20 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitch over 10 cm/4″ square. The top is available in 6 sizes with a 90 to 134.5 cm/35.5 to 53“ bust circumference. Top shown measures 96.5 cm/38.5”; modeled with 8.5 cm/3.25” of positive ease.

Finally, here is a close up of the front and the lace pattern. The knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018 magazine is available in both a digital and a print edition. In Norway you will find the printed magazine in the larger Narvesen, or order it from your local one.

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