Once in a while I knit up a project that I’m so pleased with, I can’t help smiling when I see it and I wear it all the time. Such was the Waterlily top. Designed by Mehgan Fernandes, I found it to be absolutely delightful to knit.

Waterlily top


I added my own modifications to make it just right for me….Shaping in the front and back to form an hourglass illusion, with extra decreases on the sides to make up for my pear shape. (More on this in a future post). I also made it longer than the pattern’s finished measurements.

I used Knit Picks Lindy Chain yarn in the Sagebrush color. Even though the yarn is fingering weight, it was a very quick knit on the #7 needles that got me the right gauge.  The linen/cotton blend offered nice stitch definition. I’m in love with these details – the pretty lace on top and the clever Latvian braid.

waterlily top details

I might just knit another of these next spring!



Mehgan Fernandes web site; her designs on Ravelry

To get the pattern: Pompom Magazine Issue 8  ; pattern errata

Knit Picks Lindy Chain yarn