Merchant and Mills Top 64

This is the Top 64 from Merchant and Mills in a size 16. Merchant and Mills Top 64 pattern Aja Vaz

I fell btwn size 14 and 16 and probably would’ve been fine with a 14 since there is a lot of ease built in the pattern. If you don’t want to pay shipping from the UK, some of the shops-mine was found at A Verb for Keeping Warm– on this side of the pond stock them.Here are a few shots of the interior, such a lovely shop- I even got some gorgeous Madeline Tosh yarn and I don’t even knit!

A Verb For Keeping Warm. Yarn and fabric inspiration.Ahhhh, the color. At A Verb for Keeping Warm.At a Verb for Keeping Warm.

I’m still ambivalent about the fit on me- it’s meant to be boxy and loose-ish since it’s modeled after a fisherman’s top/artist’s smock.

Merchant and Mills Top 64 pattern Aja Vaz
The pockets are more of a design element than useful, as you can see with my hand as a reference.

Merchant and Mills Top 64 pattern Aja Vaz
The fabric is Robert Kaufman’s cotton double cloth in Indigo- soo soft and comfy.
It’s a pullover, so no worries about closures- the main trouble for me was getting my top-stitching just right. Definitely shows when you get off track.
It will get worn, especially since my winter garb inventory is sorely lacking. And I’ve already cut out fabric for my Camber Set T-shirt, in some lovely Nani Iro double gauze, from Miss Matatabi on Etsy. Lengthened the sleeves to make them elbow-length, just hope it works out.

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