Sunny Coachella

Last week, I finished my Coachella. It never really made it to my Project Bar list because it was such a quick knit. It took me all of 3 days. I wasn’t too pleased with the finished product as I felt the cowl was, um, … a little deep.


What I ended up doing was going home and stringing some thiiiin elastic around the entire neckline.

Coachella (3) Coachella Scrunched Neckline

I like this effect MUCH better. Although, can you see that little whole there under my breast? That’s the bust short rows. Yeah. They’re near my stomach. LOL Sometimes row gauge IS important, folks! Mine was off by like 1 and there you see the result. I don’t really care. Only a knitter will know what that is, and possibly a fashion designer. 🙂

Coachella Scrunched Neckline (1) Coachella (1)

I plan to knit another one with some Rowan Felted Tweed in pink. Sturdier fabric in my swatch than the Berroco Twist I used for this one. I don’t think I’ll do the bust rows either to see what happens. Also, I want to make the strip across the back wider so that I don’t have to wear a sports bra under it. Have to figure out how to bring those armholes up, too.

All in all, this was a super easy pattern to knit and I really enjoyed it.

Source: Knitty
Yarn: Berroco Twist in Sunny Yellow
Cost: $2 per skein (used 6); total project cost: $12
Size: Large
Gauge: 6 sts & 8 rows = 1″
Needles: Size 7 & 9 Knit Picks Options
Started: August 7, 2007
Finished: August 10, 2007

7 thoughts on “Sunny Coachella”

  1. Wow, that’s one low collar! There are probably loads of people who wouldn’t object, but it looks much classier with the string in. Very nice fit, great color too. Berroco Twist is one of my favorite yarns ever. I can’t believe it was $12 for an entire top, that’s incredible.

  2. There you go again with a steal on some yarn! Girl I can’t believe you found some Berroco Twist for $2 a skein!!!!

    I like the yellow though! Can’t wait to see it in the pink with your mods!

  3. Looks great, especially with your modifications! I wouldn’t have been comfortable with the original look either. I’m surprised to hear it was such a quick knit – I wouldn’t have guessed that.

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