Hello! This is Paloma, a new design of mine that’s in The Knitter Issue 35.
I combined my love of Mexican blouses, buttons, and top down construction for this top. For some time, I’ve been wanting to experiment by stitching seams only in a few places for a deconstructed openwork effect. The yoke of Paloma seemed like the perfect place to do this. It’s made of medallions knitted on double pointed needles. Stitches for the bodice are picked up from the lower tier and the rest is plain sailing. The yarn is Siena the lovely mercerized fingering weight cotton from Rowan.
I used shell buttons for the embellishments, but you could use any kind, especially favourites from your collection, if you’re a hoarder like me.
The back has an optional lace motif.
p.s. I’m currently in LA, staying with a friend for two weeks. My knitting support David is shipping orders for SSK while I’m away. If any of you LA readers would like to meet up for a knitting get together, please email me. I’d love to see you.