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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Modified Wrap Top from VK [img hvy] on: July 07, 2006 04:50:20 PM
I initially planned to make the Lace V-Neck Pullover from the most recent issue of Vogue Knitting, but the yarn I bought ended up being too bulky for the small needles used for that project.  It was so bad, in fact, that the lace work completely disappeared.  Being discouraged, I flipped through the magazine for the 1,000th time and found this:

http://www.vogueknitting.com/images/2006spring/VKS06AFRICA1.jpg

I like the original version enough that I might consider making it sometime, but like my modified version better:

Front


Back


Side


Detail (can't see it too well here, but you can get the idea from the original design above)


Yarn


As you can see, "Sparkle" is a little fuzzy for something that calls for US #5 needles and accomodates much better to something using #13 Smiley

The original pattern has long sleeves and with such fuzzy stuff in the summer I thought cap sleeves would be better.  I was also unsure about picking up stitches along the neck edge to make the sort of collar that it has until I tried it on w/o and it looked terrible... then I was determined to find someway of picking them up.  I also didn't have the #11 circular needle called for to do said picking up, so I used the #10 that I had.  The neck edge ended up a bit tighter than intended, but I like the way it fits.  

Incidentally, after misreading the original project I wanted to do and then changing projects, I have 11 balls of Sparkle left.  It says it is 50g and gives no length.  If anyone is interested in a swap please PM me.  Or let me know if you have any ideas of how I could use it and not have too many of the same article of clothing in my closet, for while I do like it, I don't LOVE it (as said by Bianca from 10 Things I Hate About You, "There's a difference between like and love.  I mean, I like my Skechers, but I love my Prada backpack.")  
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Cable Seed top from VK on: July 06, 2006 03:29:40 PM
I know I'm a little slow on the uptake here, but I just bought a copy of the spring/summer 06 Vogue Knitting.  Anyway, I have come across one question.

Does anyone actually like the Cable Seed top?  I can't see any purpose or desire for it.  To me it just looks like something you've had for so long and loved so much that it's falling apart... except this one is brand new, and likely expensive.

Otherwise, I am in love with several of the designs and am just about done with the wrap top (using very different yarn).  Glad I bought this issue, and might have to subscribe in the future.

Happy knitting, etc!
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Question about gague on: May 26, 2006 11:45:37 AM
If I create a sweater pattern and I use a lacy stitch how would I set the gague?  Maybe it makes no difference, but would I do it using the lacy pattern or just using straight stockinette?  I was thinking stitches would be difficult to count across with holes everywhere...
Please let me know if you have an idea!
Thanks!
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