Riviera Waves is done!

yop_banner_2_medium I have been working on this top for my girl since the beginning of May. I have to say I’m not 100% hapy with it – it’s a bit too narrow, and the yoke is clumsy. I could also have done one button hole more – it would probably fit better… But little L loves it, so that’s the main thing. Since I’m not too satisfied, I don’t think I’m going to publish the pattern, but if anyone’s interested I guess I could share some guidelines – let me know.

 

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  1. 9
    Minding My Own Stitches

    She looks adorable in it and the colours are wonderful. Maybe you need to take a step back to evaluate what you like and don’t like before you make a final decision on the pattern? I really like the contrast between the straight vertical button bands and the horizontal ripples of the body, and I really like the shawl colour look. It all works so beautifully with the variegation in the yarn! Maybe do the sleeves differently?

    • 10
      leilalieva

      I actually like the sleeves, but I am disappointed in the yoke. I was looking for a more classic, round look, but I guess my maths went wrong… Also, the girl has grown a lot while I was working on this, so I had to move the buttons the the very edge, lol. I hope she gets to wear it a bit until she grows out of completely…

  2. 11
    Carol D

    I think, in this case, since your daughter loves it, that is what counts. But I’d agree, the yoke – and perhaps the bottom R doesn’t quite match up? that may just be the photo.
    I think it is a great color – and the recipient is happy. if you want to publish pattern, perhaps work a bit on that yoke and hem?
    But it’s a lovely project that pleases the child and that counts for so much! She looks precious!

    • 12
      leilalieva

      Yes, yoke is definitely not what I intended. What do you mean by bottom not matching? Do you think it needs edging? In any case, I now share my patterns for free, so I don’t think I’m going to make another sample to fix the yoke and other small bits, so many new projects calling me!

  3. 13
    Jessica

    Adorable sweater. The colors are fantastic. It’s amazing how kids love something but the parent/creator can always find something to fix?

    • 14
      leilalieva

      Thank you :) You are right, children are not picky at all, they just like the fact that you spent time and effort and something specially for them – I least mine do.

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