Blue Hawaii!

Yes, dears, it's finally finished and ready for your knitting pleasure! I give you:

Blue Hawaii!

This pretty, clever top features an elastic band that’s worked right into the fabric while you knit, making folded hems and sewn-in elastic a thing of the past! The beautiful cabled detail is all done without a cable needle, using simple twisted stitches appropriate for even a novice knitter. Also featuring easily removable straps, you’ll find this top will take you from the beach days of summer right into fall – just throw on a blazer and keep on wearing it! Styling suggestions are included in the pattern. Sized from XS-3X.

  • The Unique Sheep Pima Petite (100% cotton; 265 yards per 100 gram skein); color: Spring Lilac; 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins

  • Rainbow Elastic Thread (1 mm Fine, 50 yds per card); color: 64 Violet; 1 card (available at Beadwrangler’s Thread Shop)

  • 1 set 20 inch US #6/4 mm circular needles

  • 1 set 20 inch US #7/4.5 mm circular needles

  • 2 3/4 inch buttons

Purchase the shiny, 2-page PDF for only $5.00!

Till next time,


  1. Please Hammer, don't hurt them with that supermodel stare!

    (Nice top, but you know I could never wear it - I'll gladly DRINK a Blue Hawaii, though. Cheers!)

  2. Yes, that's my Blue Steel look for this piece. ; )

  3. very loverly, seester! i lurve the elastic yarn.

  4. Elastic knit right in? You're brilliant! Now, just figure out a way for my boobs to stay up after nursing 3 kids, and I can wear that cool Hawaiian top! Ah well, I can dream, can't I?

  5. Hey Girl that's a racy pose. Nice job! Love it. The construction looks sound!

    Sarah, we miss you in So Fla! I hope you and your hubby are doing well and that you enjoy your new digs! Things are hot and steamy here. I know you miss the tropical storms and hurricanes bout now. We've been quite now but the stores will be busy in a few weeks with peeps coming back down south. Some of our finds lately are smaller vendors and Art Yarns with beads and sequins. Plus we have our own Private Label which we'll do well with as it is so soft and washable. If you see anything we should know about, call or email with a review!

    Do you have your designs on hand and if so you may want to have a trunk show / pattern show in WPB!!?
    Just thinking out loud!

    We miss ya Sarah and hope you will stop in next time you're down here with Dr McDreamy. xo and hugs from your pals Robin from GBOY