Two-tone top

Remember when I talked about my novice self strutting off and buying insufficient amount of yarn for stranded knitting? Yeah, in the same shopping spree, I’d also bought another insufficient set — 3 red and 1 gray skeins of the same yarn that I used for my horizontal cables sweater.

Before I bought the yarn, I’d given some thought to the placement of the stranded knitting areas, but now, I knew that working on stranded knitting would result in a short jacket at most. And the placement I’d thought of won’t do for a short jacket. So instead of stranded knitting, I decided to knit a two-tone raglan top / sweater with the yarn.

Since the top would just be stockinette stitches, I decided to add some ribbing along the raglan shaping, and finish all edges with some simple, discreet eyelets. (Weird combination, I know, but that’s me! πŸ˜› ) This is how the raglan ribbing looks for the red body and gray sleeve —

Blood-and-Ash two tone top

The yarn is worsted weight, which means the progress is so much faster on this! I’m going to name it the Blood and Ash top. πŸ™‚ These colors do make a good combination, don’t they?

8 thoughts on “Two-tone top

  1. I love the combination of colours, I’m all for bold colour matches. And I know the pain of buying insufficient amount of yarn… or way too much of it πŸ˜‰

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    1. Both extremes are problems, lol.
      Yes, on the aisle, these colors seemed like they’re made for each other. 😁, though I’ll have to be careful with the gray yarn since I only have one hank of it – I’ll have to squeeze the most out of it! πŸ˜…

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