Voila. The Curve Hem Top by Vicky Square from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Vogue Knitting. This knit was fast (about a week and a half) and half mindless/half thought provoking. You have to pay attention for the short rows, but there are large swaths of no-thought-required stockinette and seed stitch as well.
The yarn is Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Spryte, exactly what the pattern calls for because of it’s excellent (ahem, cheap) price point and my deep love of all things aqua and sea foam. I was also hoping it might make me look a little tan.
I made the size 36″ bust because I’m determined to get back to that size post-bebe. If you look at the Ravelry pattern page for this, it’s meant to be a little oversized, and it ends up about 40″ or so at the bottom. I can still get it around the belly, but it definitely curves its way up the belly.
All in all, I’m a huge fan and I think I will wear it often. The Cotton Fleece is 80% cotton and 20% wool, so it’s a little easier on the hands and more flattering in terms of elasticity, but the cotton keeps you cool. Here in Arkansas, it still can get VERY hot and humid, so I’ll likely only be wearing this (as long as it fits me) in the overly air-conditioned campus library. I was unsure about the collar, because it seemed unnecessary, but now I like it and I’m glad I did it.
If you’re wondering about the skirt, I don’t think I ever blogged about it, but there are details on my Ravelry page. I love it and wear it a lot in the spring, summer, and fall.
So, this is the curvy me, at about 7 months pregnant. If you say I look like I’m having twins, I’m coming after you with a pointy stick.