Friday, October 13, 2006

Stick A DPN In Us...

Cuz the Angora Bodice is Done!!!!

Sweater, say hello to the nice blog.

Hi Blog!

This picture captures the color of the yarn pretty accurately, but makes my skin-tone look like I spend all day at the beach using a magnifying glass on myself. The sweater is a little big on me, but that is completely my fault, as I've lost a bit of weight recently.

Here are the sweater specs:

Pattern: Knitted Bodice by Glampyre Stephanie Japel, released by Stitch Diva Studios. I knit the 42" bust size.

Yarn: Angora Soft by Knit One Crochet Too in colorway 635 Soft Turquoise, 45% Nylon, 40% Viscose, 15% Angora. A very soft cabled yarn. One skein had a bunch of knots, but that ended up as part of the aborted first sweater.

Needles: KnitPicks Options, circular sizes us 7 & 4, Crystal Palace bamboo dpns, size us 4, and Boye dpns size 6.

Modifications: I didn't want big hangy-down sleeves, so I tweaked the sleeves a bit to get this tighter 3/4 sleeve version:

Follow directions for sleeves until you reach the end of the purl ridges after the lace panel. Switch to us 6 dpns and knit even until they are long enough for you (35 rounds for me). Switch back to the us 4 needles and do the first 6 rows of the purl ridge pattern, then bind off.

Okay, the only reason I used the size 6 dpns is because I did not have any us 7 dpns on hand, but moving to the slightly smaller size worked out splendidly.

I am so excited; my second sweater ever turned out so well! Now, let's see if I can block it without ruining it's soft snuggliness...

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Congrats! I love the colour and it looks fab :)