Sunday, September 30, 2007

City Shawl & Simple Knitted Bodice

Pattern: City Shawl by Glampyre's Stefanie Japel

Yarn: Romance by Rowan, color #98 Twilight

Comments: This is a perfect yarn for this project. Soft, warm, with a little "bling". What's not to love! I used size 17 32" circs. It took me 5 balls, but if I had to do it over I would have gone for a 6th.

This was made to give to my grandmother for her 9oth birthday.

Pattern: Simple Knitted Bodice by Stefanie Japel (again) for Stitch Diva

Yarn: Disco Lights by Tilli Tomas in Limeade Breeze, Pure & Simple by Tilli Tomas in Limeade Breeze

Comments: Pattern is well written. It is knit in the round, with minimal finishing work (which I love). I had to rip out the collar once due to the fact that it was floppy. By decreasing the number of picked up stitches on the second try, I no longer had that problem. I wish I would have bound off the bottom tighter as well. It is too loose.

I also had an entire ball of the Pure and Simple left over from the project. It is a pricey yarn, so that was disappointing.


Anonymous Rachel said...

Great projects, both of them! I could totally be tempted into whipping out that City Shawl. And what a wonderful garment for your grandmother to wear as she begins her 10th decade!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Two lovely projects! I think your grandmother is going to love that shawl. It looks so comfy!

6:33 PM  
Anonymous PGove said...

Who's that beautiful model in that city shawl?!?

5:09 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Grandma Isabel loved the shawl. She was wearing it the day we left.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

LOVE the knitted bodiec! and the shawl is beautiful too... i put them as favs in Rav ;) glad you fixed the looks awesome!

9:14 AM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

The shawl looks so warm and comfy - and the top is beautiful!!

6:23 PM  

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