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FO: Soul-Eating Lelah



It’s done, it’s done, it’s fucking DONE. And it fits, and it’s adorable, and now I’m going to take a very long nap.

Pattern: Lelah
Size: I sort of followed the Large instructions, but my gauge was way tighter so it’s more like a Small
Yarn: Rowan Calmer in 469 (I dunno, that’s what the ball band says), every last bit of 3 skeins
Needles: size 7

As you may know, Lelah ate my soul.
See this entry.
And this one.
Aaaand this one.

Why? I don’t know. I will offer this word of advice: if you look at the pattern, it gives instructions for a medium and a large, and also instructions on how to measure yourself and create your own size. Use the latter instructions. Decide how big you want the bottom to be, and how big you want the top to be, and check your gauge, and then the pattern tells you where to decrease and blah blah blah. I think doing that will save your soul from being devoured.


Anyway, my main mods were messing around with gauge (GRAAAAH!), and not decreasing for the top part because I didn’t want it to stretch too much and go see-through. My only other mod was adding an extra few repeats of the lace pattern to make it a bit longer. So this is the closest I’ve come to actually following a pattern in quite some time.

Hey, and I think I figured out what causes the weird back-wrinkle. It’s something to do with my strapless bra, because it wasn’t wrinkling nearly as much with a regular bra. It figures.


Strapless bras are the devil, folks.

I’m very, very glad it’s done, and it really is a damn cute top, and surprisingly wearable, given that I don’t really have a tube top body. So now that the ordeal is over, I will stop whining, and be happy that I have a lovely FO.

Okay, okay, I will stop whining about this particular project. I mean, let’s be realistic.


  1. Queen Frogger says:

    That is a cute top, well done for surviving it!

  2. Stacey says:

    Wow, so worth the suffering – it’s gorgeous!

  3. Ahna says:

    Hotdamn, that’s a sexy top! I just posted pictures of my pasty-ass self on my blog wearing the “Felt Up” corset from “Naughty Needles”. Check it out if you ever need a good laugh…

  4. Giynlith says:

    The soul-eating Lelah does look wonderful!

    And I agree: strapless bras are evil implements of torture.

  5. Creatures » Blog Archive » KnitPro WIP says:

    […] Anyway, you might remember the frogged tube shirt from a previous post, I thought I’d give you a little update on how it’s going. My butt-ugly frogged ex-tube shirt is turning into lelah. Word goes round that it’s a soul-eating pattern.. I can only hope it doesn’t eat mine like it has with others… […]