I told you June was going to be a productive month for me and this week I’ve got two finished objects for you. So let’s start this week off with my Peplum Top!
I found pattern just searching for tank tops on Ravelry and I liked the shape and decided to give it a go. I will say the size range is a bit limited, I knit the XL for my 40 bust and it only goes up another size after. I knit it with an acrylic yarn, Premier Yarns Everyday Worsted in the Bright Violet shade. It’s so vivid, photos honestly don’t do it justice. Because it is knit on size 9 needles it doesn’t have a super tight weave, so I feel like I get a good breeze through the material and it’s not hot. And even better, I can wear a regular bra with this top. I hate strapless bras.
I thought the construction on this one was clever and I actually knit the front and back top pieces at the same time on a really long circular needle so they would match in length. There was a little bit of seaming and then picking up stitches for the peplum in the end. Nothing too complex. The longest part was knitting all the rows of stockinette for the peplum.
I can totally see myself knitting this in a lovely cotton or linen blend yarn but I’ve already got another summer knit on my needles this week, the Denis top! I’m knitting it in a lovely deep red cotton yarn and I’m excited to see it come together but I think it may be a little slow going on the front panel. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted.