Monday, May 10, 2010

Tappan Zee

When I saw the Tappan Zee in the latest issue of Knitty I knew that it was the perfect layering piece for my autumn/winter wardrobe. I went stash diving and came up with a bag of this mossy green balmoral tweed from Lincraft which I was concerned wouldn't come up to gauge but this yarn blossoms beautifully with blocking and my swatch came up right on gauge!

I knit the 40' size which is the perfect fit for me but modified the pattern to have buttonholes right through and I also eliminated the diamond pattern from the hemline. I also extended the length of the body given that I'm quite tall. Again, with blocking, it came out perfectly. The buttons are just a regular everyday Spotties find but I think they go well with this.


Worn for quite a while now it just gets better with wear. Looking at Rav too I was really excited and quite proud that 51 people have favourited my version of this pattern. Yay for me!!

6 comments:

happyspider said...

It's gorgeous! I hadn't really considered the pattern before, but seeing yours is making me rethink. Love the mods :)

Michelle said...

It's beautiful. I really do love that on you. And I hear other people constantly mentioning yours, and wanting to make their own! What a compliment!

knitting sprouts said...

that looks gorgeous.

Dee said...

Bec, I love it! It suits you!

Kuka said...

ooh bec, it looks great!
excellent fit too! =)

Olivia said...

It's a winner. It looks so good on you, and don't love it when a yarn choice just works like that?