Hi there, I am at Hong Kong Disneyland now and I haven’t forgotten you and my craft blog. It is late at night, the weather is nice at around 14°C (57°F), slightly chilling compared to my sunny hot homeland. Here in my cozy hotel room with a chargeable in-room internet service, writing and publishing my knitting pattern. No wonder someone called me a workaholic, actually, I like to be named a craftaholic instead 😉
After a few festive celebrations since the end of last year, with non-stop eating, zero exercise and long hour of sitting, I am regretful to say that I need something to cover my lower abdominal. Whenever, people look at me, even with the slightest angle to the lower part of me, I am nervous and need to find something to cover my bulging tummy… oh…. can you imagine how bad it is!!!
During working days, I can easily hide this ugly sight by wearing loose fitting clothes that not require any tuck-in. Now, I am at Disneyland on a semi-vacation, I am wearing jeans, pants, T-shirts and I don’t want to let the tummy outshine me in every photo, I need something decent to cover it up. So, I designed an easy to knit “loose & drapery neck top” that look casual yet trendy for this trip. I am so glad to have it completed just in time for the trip.
Unlike many knitting patterns for garments, this pattern doesn’t require arm and neckline shaping. Thus, there is no complicated shaping pattern to follow because everything here is done with a straight line. To help in killing the dullness in working with only knit and purl stitches, I added an optional beginner’s challenge at the back of the pattern – to knit a Stockinette Lace Ladders. You can skip this and replace with the normal Stockinette pattern if you prefer a simple one. The back piece is fast to complete but the front one might take you sometimes as it is bigger and you need to knit more than 250% of stitches compare to the back pattern.
Hope that you like this easy drapery neck top knitting pattern. I will continue with my vacation and shopping, as always, will gather some information for you on a crafter paradise shopping zone 😉