Short Sleeved Top Finished

I finished ths short sleeved top a few weeks ago. It has been worn and washed a couple of times and has kept it’s shape (and size) alright. I wasn’t sure of the yarn content so I did the bleach test. The yarn is a twist of two colours, one black and the other dark red. One of them disintegrated and the other didn’t so I assume it’s a wool and acrylic mix. It was a part used cone that I found in a charity shop for £1.50 so it was a bargain.

Short Sleeved Jumper

There should have been buttons and buttonholes on the keyhole neck but as it would never be fastened I didn’t bother with them.


I don’t know what or even when I’ll be knitting again, my machines are just gathering dust at the moment. I might have a look at all the leftovers and see if I can come up with anything.

Talk to you later,



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18 Responses to Short Sleeved Top Finished

  1. anny says:


  2. Lela says:

    Your new top looks great! Very wearable, and I love the color! My machines have been gathering dust lately too… Not enough hours in the day I guess. Congratulations on your finished sweater!

  3. Lynell says:

    Lovely! I just finished a sweater for my husband I started 15 or so years ago. Your summer sweater inspires me.

    Like you, I bought some yarn at the thrift shop and I’m thinking or doing up some toques for the Xmas tree … if I can find my knitting group’s pattern. I want to try out my new mid-gauge and the new knitting table my husband bought me. He got tired of the clutter and wanted to contain it on one surface. LOL I have to admit having everything together in one place is nice. I was thinking I can just take it outside as well. It would be nice to knit in the sunshine.

    • SusyR says:

      I wouldn’t dare take my knitting machine outside to knit, knowing my luck it would start raining as soon as I’d set it up.

  4. This is beautiful!

  5. mwalworth says:

    Very nice. I have never heard of the “bleach test.” Could you elaborate?

    • SusyR says:

      Put some neat bleach in a saucer and lay a length of the yarn in it. Leave it for a while and if it disintigrates it is wool, if it doesn’t it’s acrylic.

      • mwalworth says:

        Thank you. I have some yarn I was given that I know is at least partially wool from doing the burn test. This sounds like it will help me determine if there is some acrylic component.

  6. Beautiful. I love the color. Great idea not to make button holes. Question: do you still have the sock tutorial video? I’ve looked but can’t find it. No rush for an answer…it looks like we’ll be in hot and humid weather in a few days–so no sock wearing for many weeks. Thanks. ^__^

    • SusyR says:

      If you mean the socks I made on the KM302 (there were four or five short videos where I followed the instructions out of a magazine) I think I have those videos saved on a disc somewhere. I’ll have a look for them sometime and get them uploaded.

      • Thank you. If the KM302 vid had the “Flight of the bumble bee” tune (I think that was the piece) And again, no rush at all. ^__^

        • SusyR says:

          You’re not thinking of the one with the Benny Hill theme are you? I’ll see if I can find it.

          • Sorry, did not know–who in the world is Benny Hill…did she mean Benny Hinn…I thought–but you are right, that’s the music piece. After googling it!…what do I know about music…I knew I had heard it. It is always played during videos showing intense activity. I should come out from under my rock more often. ^__^

  7. Morag Walker says:

    Hi Susy I love that new sweater do you have pattern? You don’t seem too kean at the moment. What’s wrong? Best wishes Morag

    • SusyR says:

      I’ve now posted the pattern on the blog.

      The reason I don’t seem too keen at the moment is that I’m just not in a knitting mood. I go through phases of non-stop knitting then no knitting at all. I’m currently in a no knitting at all phase. It will pass, it usually does!

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