Wednesday 13 February 2019

Itch to Stitch Plitvice Top

I have a few patterns by Itch to Stitch in my collection that I have been meaning to try for a while.  This is one of the newer releases, the Plitvice cowl knit top.

I like that the pattern is shown made up on a lot of testers and I have to say the instructions for this top at least are excellent and very detailed.

The PDF patterns are layered so you can just print off the size(s) that you want and it is available in a copy shop version if you don't want to do the whole print at home taping thing.  This particular pattern is only 14 pages though and I just read the instructions from my laptop.

I'm not sure the line drawing is accurate to be honest,  in reality the front panel is wider (or the side panels are narrower).  Maybe in the smaller sizes it is more like this?

I really liked that it is a cowl t shirt, but with flat side panels to control the fullness and concentrate it in the front.  The sleeve and hip bands also finish those edges neatly especially if you have quite a thin jersey like I do here.  I made a size 8 with no adjustments although I might try shifting the gathers up a bit higher next time.  These are not great photos, but I did promise myself for 2019 I would not let that get in the way of getting posts up and it is only February so....

Since Hong Kong seems to be skipping right over winter this year I have already worn this top (under a blazer, but still - crazy!  I'm not complaining, but makes it really hard to decide what to sew next.  This little guy also makes it quite difficult to get anything done - just too cute!