I finished the Nora top from Ottobre magazine on wednesday but it has been so gloomy and dark here I struggled to get a decent photo. I wonder if other bloggers find it amazing how different colours look in different photos and light conditions. The sun has come out today so here is Nora. I made it in a light grey jersey knit which I bought last year on ebay. I have resolved to stop buying knit fabrics on ebay without seeing a sample first as I like this fabric but it is quite clingy and reveals EVERY lump and bump. If I had had it in my hand before buying I would not have bought it! But such is the the Ebay madness and impulse. I was determined to use this fabric up and not waste it.
It is a top which is plain and not much by itself but I think it will be a really useful basic item. Due to the lump revealing quality of the fabric I think I will wear it with cardigans.
The pattern was quite straightforward to follow and the tracing was easier than I had imagined. I did find it a bit strange to follow a pattern entirely with text and no diagrams as I am quite a visual learner. While sewing the yoke I was thinking how great this pattern could be for refashioning and using with contrasting yokes, so you may guess what is currently on my ironing board awaiting finishing.