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Eva’s Ruffled Top – Complete!

I am finally done ruffling.  🙂  I love the finished top.  It is soooo cute!


It fits Eva pretty well right now.  It’s just a tad big.  As long as she doesn’t have a huge growth spurt, it should fit for the fall/winter, which is when it’ll be most useful.  I thought it would work for summer, but it’s kind of heavy.

After a wet blocking, my gauge measured at 17 sts x 18 rows = 2 inches in st st in the round.  The top itself measured 15.25 inches from the neckline to the hem, and 19 inches around the chest.


The Back


The Front


Shiny Black Buttons



I followed the pattern exactly except for knitting four ruffles per sleeve instead of five.  I used way less yarn than called for in the pattern.  I managed to knit the whole thing with less than 3 skeins of Knit Picks Comfy Sport in “Peony.”  The pattern called for 4 balls.  Of course I knit two less ruffles, but I think I could have finished them with the leftovers from the 3rd ball of yarn.  Your mileage may vary, though.

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Eva’s Ruffled Top – Fifth Progress Report

I managed to finish the sleeves and add a few ruffles today.


Eva's Ruffled Top sans ruffles.

I love the look of the slightly puffed sleeves.  I’ll have to remember that design feature the next time I knit another baby/toddler top.  I actually like the look of the top sans ruffles and wouldn’t mind knitting another one with the purl ridges extended all the way around the yoke.  Maybe that’s what I’ll do for Kirsi’s top since I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to knit the ruffles with the amount of yarn I have.

The ruffles were a whole lot less complicated than I thought they would be.  (I had no reason to think they would be, I just make mountains out of mole hills.)  It’s going to take forever to finish them, but they’re easy to make.


Picking up stitches to make the ruffles.

Since I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, I’ve been thinking about my next project.  (Well, my second to next project.  I have to finish up that pair of socks first.)  I’m going to be in a wedding next month, and I’d like to knit myself a shrug to hide as much of myself as possible.  It’s a lace pattern, which will be difficult to pull off successfully with all of the distractions in my house, but I think I can totally do it.

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Eva’s Ruffled Top – Fourth Progress Report

I know you’ve been waiting for a crafting update from me.  😉


Slowly but surely I’ve been making progress.  The body is done, and I’ll be moving on to finishing the sleeves next.  I hope that weird “seam” looking line and the flipping hem sort out after blocking.  (The seam is from magic looping.)  In hindsight, I wish I had switched to larger needles when I went from knitting flat to knitting in the round (the difference in gauge is really noticeable), and I wish I had followed my instincts and knit the body shorter instead of following the pattern.  The body looks unnaturally long, unfortunately.

Anyway, I’ll provide another update once I’ve made some sizeable progress on the sleeves.  🙂

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Eva’s Ruffled Top – Third Progress Report

I haven’t had much time to knit lately, so I’m still working on the body.


The whole thing measures 10 inches.  I need to knit to 14.5 inches before starting the bottom ribbing.  Hopefully I’ll be able to make some progress once Kirsi gets past her I-must-be-attached-to-a-boob-24/7 phase.  I guess she’s having a growth spurt!


Eva’s Ruffled Top – First Progress Report

I was very naughty yesterday and put my MIL’s socks on hold so I could start this top for Eva.  My reasoning?  The socks aren’t due until Christmas, but Eva’s top can be used right away.  I probably shouldn’t have cast the socks aside, but at this point, what’s done is done.

I love the look of the ruffled sleeves on this top.  I’m determined to dress Eva in tons of ruffles until she’s old enough to fight me on it.  Right now she seems pretty thrilled with frills, so I’m hoping she’ll love her new shirt.


I’m still working on the raglan part, as you can see.  I have 5 more rows to go until it will be joined and knit in the round.  As for the yarn and needles, I’m using Knit Picks Comfy Sport in “Peony” and size 4 needles.  The Comfy Sport seems heavier than sportweight, but that’s not a big deal.  I’d rather the top turn out too big than too small.  Eva can always grown into it!


Ribbed Toddler Top – Complete!

It’s DONE!


I never want to rib again.  🙂  Stats are as follows:

-Size 4 needles

-Knit Picks Essential in “Jay”

-Followed the pattern exactly except for shortening the length a tiny bit.  (I knit the body to 28cm instead of 30cm after splitting for the sleeves.)

-Used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off for the sleeves, and EZ’s Sewn Bind Off for the hem.

I love the look of this top, but I doubt I’ll ever knit another.  Way too tedious.  Here are a few action shots for you to enjoy: