Well, this is pleasant. My second Shakerag Top is hurtling down the road to Finished Object even faster than I remember the first one going.
This is Rowan’s Summerlite 4ply, shade Navy INK. I’m a good 2/3 of the way to separating for the armholes. Whee!
Split Hem Recap
I constructed my split hem modification exactly as I planned to, and here’s how it came out.
The pattern is Amy Christoffers’s Shakerag Top, from MDK Field Guide No. 6: Transparency.
Nice, right? [self back-pat] Find the recipe for this modification to the Shakerag Top hem here.
The one thing I’d do differently is I’d stop for 2 minutes to google up a proper centered double decrease at the top of the split, and do that instead of whatever I did here to decrease away those 2 extra stitches for the slipped-stitch edge. My version doesn’t bear close inspection. I don’t expect my hemline to be getting much inspection—but hope springs eternal!