Every crafter has once in a while the same question: what to do with leftover bits of yarn? Very small pieces of matching colours can be used for creating one-of-a-kind garments like this top: https://conceptcreativeblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/avantgarde/
A great way to get rid of one 50 gram-ball (1.75 oz-ball) of thin wool or wool/acrylic yarn is knitting something in Shetland lace technique:
Wear this infinity scarf as a Shoulder warmer or a Shrug during chilly summer evenings or as Neck warmer in winter – all ways look interesting. It doesn’t weigh much, so you can always put in a bag just in case you feel cold in the evening.
Yarn usage is quite economical which will be important when using some expensive fibres. This garment weighs 45 gram (1.6 oz) only and fits sizes S/M. For bigger sizes you will need 10-20 gram more – knit it till the garment fits your shoulders and does not slip down. I’d recommend using wool or wool/acrylic as silk or rayon will tend to get down and not stay over the shoulders.
FREE PATTERN can be downloaded from here: Infinity-Knit-Wrap-Tutorial
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Recently I have completed another knit top with Shetland lace:
It was made in size XL as a present to my neighbour. I used zigzags and rhombuses as in my previous knit top, but changed the edge and the neckline. With these shoulders it’s certainly easier to find a suitable bra : ).
The pattern was made earlier for the halter neck top with the same zigzag and rhombus patterns:
This top looks great with a bikini – you will get lots of admiring glances on a beach resort! It takes not much place in your travel luggage, is very light (weighs 100 gr only), and has a perfect & practical design for the hot summer – it leaves your shoulders free so you would not suffer from the heat too much.
The halter neck top is stretchy and fits a woman with the following circumferences:
Bust 36-41 inch; 92-105 cm
Waist 29-33 inch; 75-90 cm
Hips 37-41 inch; 94-105 cm
Detailed PATTERN for this halter neck top can be downloaded here:
To make the same neckline as I did for my neighbour simply decrease 2 rhombuses for the armholes as described in the PDF and then knit straight up to the neckline. Sew shoulder seams – in each shoulder join one rhombus of the front with respective rhombus in the back.