Plated top

I think I may have blogged this top during Me-Made-May, but I can’t find it, so thought I would do it again.


This is a self-drafted, machine-knitted top where I used the plating technique to get a contrasting coloured yarn on the inside. I made it about two years ago. Plating is simply threading the knitting machine with two different yarns. They go in slightly different spots and the one at the back becomes the top yarn. The two yarns, whilst knitted separately, become part of a single piece of fabric. It’s really easy and seems so clever.


It’s a bit hard to see in the photos, so here is the top spread out with the contrasting cuffs clearly showing. The neckline and hem also roll so that the contrast shows.


This is really lovely yarn from Domani in Perth. It is acrylic, but it is fine and washes really well. I decided today that I don’t wear this top enough…

The Jeans are Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, which I have also had for a few years, but which became too big for me (in spite of being a size 0 – what does that mean? Old size 12 I suspect!!). Anyway, they went into the op-shop pile with all my other jeans, but I have now moved all the jeans into the sweatshop for refashioning. I took these jeans in 5cm on either side from the top to the knees. I unpicked them all the way down and was most surprised to find that the fabric is actually white and has been dyed this coffee colour.

This was more of a refurbishment than a refashion. I am currently reworking quite a few things, which will appear here in the fullness of time.


2 thoughts on “Plated top

  1. That sounds like a really clever technique. Could you use it to make a reversible top? I’m glad you showed the close-up of the yarn, it really is gorgeous! A really beautiful spring-time top 🙂

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