In today’s blog post I’m talking about Wool and the Gang’s Stripey Coco Mariniere top.
When Wool and the Gang had a spend and save promo a few months ago I couldn’t help snapping up the Stripey Coco Mariniere top as well as the Cable bomber (check out my Instagram for the finished product). I’d had my eye on both kits for a while and saving 25% was a pretty good incentive.
It was great to work on a super easy project. The top is basically just two rectangles with a little bit of increasing. The pattern calls for Shiny Happy Cotton, which is perfect for summer (but I’d recommend using wooden or bamboo needles – I was using my thrifted plastic ones and the cotton kept slipping off!). Instead of cutting off the yarn at each colour change I just carried up the side – for the body anyway as this would be seamed.
As always my seamwork isn’t perfect – the stripes on the side don’t quite match up. Seaming is my least favourite thing to do for knitting projects!
I was pretty boring with my colour choices for yarn and went with Midnight Blue and Ivory White – I was after a classic look for this top. Although I’ve purchased the long sleeved version in WATG’s Black Friday sale with Brick Red instead so there’s my foray into colour.
Striped breton-style tops just look so fresh with white bottoms. I’m wearing an old pair of Next linen white shorts (elastic waisted, so should last through the pregnancy!) and I love the pairing. The top is an oversized style so should also last the whole 9 yards, I mean months – I’ll probably wear a nude singlet underneath when the top starts stretching over the bump!
Navy, white and tan is also a classic colour combo so I went with my vintage leather bag thrifted from Surry Hills markets a few weeks ago (shopping sans children is so much less stressful!), and my very well worn Sportsgirl sandals that will probably be glued to my feet over summer. Or, until I can’t bend down to tie the ankle straps.
- Shirt: Wool and the Gang Stripey Coco Mariniere top made by me
- Shorts: Next (similar)
- Sandals: Sportsgirl (similar)
- Bag: thrifted vintage
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