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Friday, May 5, 2017

FO: Drift Crop Top

I actually finished my Drift Crop Top a couple weeks ago- right before Easter, in fact! For reasons that have a lot more to do with laziness than busyness, I didn't get photos taken until last weekend, despite having worn it out and about more than once.

I am absolutely thrilled with how this turned out. As soon as I started knitting my Rainbow Connection Drift the other winter I knew that this pattern would make an incredible crop top. The mods for this were actually pretty simple: I worked the pattern exactly as written to the last waist decrease, and then I did a few inches of 1x1 ribbing instead of the 2x2 the pattern calls for. For the sleeves, I just worked one repeat of the eyelet section after picking up the stitches, and then about six rows of 1x1 ribbing before binding off.

I really love it with my yellow skirt here, and I have a few other skirts that it will work well with. The top came out exactly how I imagined it, and I'm constantly impressed with how well this pattern handles loudly variegated and handpainted yarns. I'm definitely looking forward to wearing this a lot- the library gets very chilly in the summer, which is perfect for wool crop tops!

Ravelry Page: Drift Crop Top
Pattern: Drift by Kristen Finlay
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug, label lost ages ago


  1. Such a cute crop top, I bet you will get a lot of wear out of it this spring and summer!

  2. So cute & it looks great on you. Well done!

  3. This is such a cute top and indeed goes perfect with the yellow skirt!