The columns of color work harken back to to 60’s mod interior design, which pairs well with the boat neck, fitted, sleeveless silhouette. Although we love the sleeveless option for styling we also think this top is made for layering as well with a smart blouse for a chic fall layered look.
This top is knit in a way that might surprise American knitters and delight British knitters—it’s knit flat.
Yup, Isadora is worked flat in two pieces from the bottom up, meaning you’re working color work on the right and wrong side. Although this might sound daunting at first it is a skill worth developing. We promise! The seams provide structure and knitting flat avoids unnecessary steeking at armholes and necklines. This is a lightweight and fitted top, so any extra fabric leftover by steeking would be noticeable and uncomfortable.
This may be obvious, but we have an affinity for stranded knitting and color work of all kinds. When Isadora popped into our inbox featuring eight color ways of our sweet sport weight, Andorra, we were thrilled! Andorra is made for stranded color work—it’s sticky guard hairs and haze create a beautiful canvas for stranded knitting.
Our favorite part of color work knitting is selecting a palette. There are so many excellent color combinations! What colors would you use?
We want to see your projects! If you’re making an Isadora share your project with us by tagging us @kelbournewoolens using the hashtag #KWAndorra.
All images by The Knitter.