Thursday, July 9, 2009

Oui, Oui!

I don't often knit summer garments. Knitting to me is all about keeping warm and cozy. Socks, sweaters, even lace can be warm to keep the chill at bay. This racy little number is a break from tradition.

When I saw the pattern for Delphine in the Spring Interweave Knits, I was in love. I think part of the allure is that it's French. I have a special place in my couer for all things French since I visited Paris a few years ago. I also liked the fact that it is part lingerie, part corset and quite sophisticated.

I used Knitpicks Simply Cotton in sport weight. People often find cotton rough on the hands and unyielding. Not so with this yarn. It is soft and springy. It has a lovely drape and was a pleasure to knit.

Would I knit another summer top in cotton? The answer is simply oui, oui!


T. said...

Oh la la Madame J. Tres chic.

Anonymous said...


(I forgot to add in a skein of sock yarn this morning - 390 yds)

Sarah said...

Wow - it looks beautiful.