Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Stick a Fork in it Baby!



It's done and I'm overall well-pleased with the end product!

Here's the recap: 1st...the Yarn: Berroco Uxbridge Tweed-discontinued-a rich brick red tweeded with brown, rust, olive and flecks of cream. Has the absolute color of a good vegetable marinara sauce! Aran weight, wool/cotton/acrylic blend. FROM STASH... old stash...purchased in 2000 from the now defunt Yarn Frenzy. I sure miss Sandy & Danielle...I digress.



Knitted on KPO size 6s & 4s for gauge.
The pattern: Amy King's More Stripes from Knitty.com. I had to go on faith with gauge and pattern instructions and common sense regarding V-neck to make the 32 1/2" size as specified. I am not 32 1/2" in bust, nor have I been since age 9 or 10. But I measured around my ribcage under my bust and it was about 33" so it kind of all made sense. I did make several modifications...first of all I used the wrong side of the K4pP1 fabric..then added a bit of length, 3" overall, and shaped the waistline for about 4" by going down 2 needle sizes. I also used a single crochet edging to finish the armholes and decrease bulk.

The STEEKING process was quite exhilarating! (link provided if you'd like continuity here!)




Picking up the neckline per the instructions made a really nice edging around the neck! Very 'finished' looking. I blocked her out to measurements. Voila'! I am really pleased with the outcome! It will look nice with work clothes or with jeans. And it really keeps my "vesty parts" warm!

12 comments:

Joan said...

Lisa!!! It's gorgeous!! I am so psyched to steek. The edging IS perfectly finished. (And look at all that snow). Great color on you.

PS...your Valentine box arrived. You are so sweet. Jean wolfed the chocolate in 2 days. ;-} Thanks, girl. (Still laughing at the soap.)

Scrabblequeen said...

Wow. That is beautiful. I love your boldness...inside out rib plus steeks! Yikes, I may never get there.

Bea said...

Lovely. Its great paired with that skirt.

CatBookMom said...

You look fabulous, dahlink! I'm a long way from thinking about trying steeks, but the vest is a great fit and color for you. Hmm. That 'pashmina' stole you chose in SF will look great with that outfit, won't it?

Arctic Knitter said...

Fantastic!!! I love how your 'meez' matches! Very cool!

Minnie~Knits said...

A matching Meez? Am I in the twilight zone? Again?
I love the color and it's a perfect accompanimant to your skirt. Accompanyment? Companion piece...? I am trying to say that if your outfit were Garanimals, there would be a little alligator on both pieces, indicating you are perfectly coordinated.
Yes, you can quote me on that!

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

Great ensemble, and you look dashing in it! I'll have to check out that yarn.

Holly Jo said...

WOW! It looks so good on you - very beautiful. The edge is great. Can't wait to cast one on.

Tara said...

You look stunning!! I love, love, love that vest! I'm so totally in love with vests right now, and I think you've sold me on that pattern. It's adorable!

Hey - did you make your Meez match your outfit or did you dress to match your Meez??

aksunflour said...

I too noticed that your meez matched!

The vest turned out great- just in time for this Arctic Blast too. Looks good on you.

Allison said...

LOVE IT! It's so pretty and looks fabulous on you. Way to go.

smariek said...

I thought I left a comment here, or maybe it was Elann, or maybe I read this and meant to reply but got distracted. Anyhow, you look gorgeous in this. Wow, steeking... that's quite a knitting milestone!