Astoria Top – Knitting Pattern

Astoria Top – Knitting Pattern

The knitted top search led me to a lot of beautiful tops, but I never felt truly confident that it would fit my body type. Most bralettes are designed with smaller chests in mind, which sometimes have made me sol jealous of cups A and B. But one of the wonderful things about knitting is that you have the power to make things however you want, and to fit you like a glove, provided that you have enough patience.

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Manhattan Magic Mittens with Flip Top – Crochet Pattern

Manhattan Magic Mittens with Flip Top – Crochet Pattern

One day, I was waiting for my train in an above ground station, as the winter had started to chill the Brooklyn air, and I was trying to text my husband and not freeze my fingers at the same time. I had to take off half of my glove every time I typed, and putting it back on when the air blowed. I kept thinking, there has to be an easier way, right? And so these mittens were born.