What do you do when you can't wear synthetics, and you want to go swimming? Sure, tshirts and shorts are an option, but what about wanting something pretty? Enter the Citrus Sun Top, from Knitting Lingerie Style.
Even thought my gauge was spot-on, and my measurements brutally accurate, the cups turned out huge (even though they're the "A cup" size)--since the pattern didn't offer a "demitasse" size, I had to think of a way to get the cups to fit. Enter i-cord drawstrings:
I laced them through the trim: one i-cord through the top, tying at the back of the neck, and one i-cord through each side, fastened just where the cup meets the midriff (near the underarm), fastened in the back.
The i-cords not only keep the top from looking way too big, they will keep it on in the water!
And, yes, since the yarn is Louet MerLin, which is merino and linen, it does smell a bit like a wet dog when wet, but I'm hoping the chlorine will mask that.