Liza in the Waterlily Tanke, originally uploaded by velvetdahlia.

I just finished this for Liza to take to France. It’s a pattern from Interweave knits– in Colinette’s Giotto– the pharoah colorway.

I didn’t block it.  Maybe I should have.  When will I learn to stripe Colinette?  It doesn’t look as striped on as it does in this picture.


I knit this vest from the Waterlily Top pattern by Katy Ryan in Interweave Knits, Summer 2006. It is a beautiful pattern that is very flattering. It’s knit in the round and there’s only seaming at the shoulders. I am in the process of taking out that seam to shorten the armholes, as the top has lengthened as I’ve worn it, which is pretty typical of ribbon yarn things anyway.

I used Colinette Giotto in the leaf green colorway. Colinette is very affordable in the UK– half the price or less than what it would be in America. I really feel like I’m getting away with something when I knit with the stuff.

vest back

decorative yarn overs in the back–

colinette giotto

These are hanks of giotto in the pharoah colorway. My friend Liza chose it– I’m going to knit her one of these vests.