Otherside has a clever construction, and I welcomed its simplicity especially as I planned to knit this on holiday. Wanting to be completely organized with my packing, I went in search of the perfect linen/cotton blend but I just wasn't satisfied with what I saw so I packed my needles and the pattern in hopes to find the yarn on my travels.
When we were in Barcelona, I came across a wonderful LYS steps away from the flat that we rented. I couldn't believe my luck ~ not only was All You Knit is Love filled with wonderful local yarns but the shop keeper spoke English!
I bought four skeins of Rosarios 4 Damasco which is spun in Portugal. Two skeins were in a natural linen shade and two in a soft white, and as the pattern calls for, I knit alternate stripes throughout.
My finished top is exactly what I've been looking for ~ drapey, summery, and stylish.
If you haven't been introduced to Melanie & her designs yet, what are you waiting for?