Florette reknit

Another design that I thought worth re-knitting in a new yarn (see last post) was Florette, which appeared originally in The Knitter magazine issue 113 July 2017 made in a 4ply cotton.

Cotton is a lovely soft summer yarn, but it has limited elasticity, and so it’s not the best yarn for knitting a garment that is semi-fitted, with a ribbed nipped-in waist. The design also features a lacy textured stitch, which I decided would also be enhanced by knitting with a loosely spun, soft wool. With it’s square neckline and puffed, short sleeves, the top has a distinct retro, 1940s vibe!

The result of re-knitting Florette in Rowan Superfine Merino 4 ply wool can be seen in the photos below.

For details on the slight pattern alterations I made, look at my Ravelry page here.