I'm so in love with your VS knockoff! I want to cast on for it asap! What size would you say you are? I'm a little curvier than you, but still pretty small. I think I might be able to get away with the size you made....maybe. Are you willing to share the pattern? That is so freakin' adorable, I can hardly stand it! And it's perfect for a southern california fall, where it can be just a touch chilly, but still warm enough for short sleeves. Great, great job!
I seem to shrink a bit in photos. I'm guessing it would be a Small, maybe a Medium in standard sizing...I'm a mixed size but my chest-waist-hip measurements are 36-24-37. It does stretch a good deal though, without looking too stretched out, so this top really could fit someone who is XS and someone who is M.
And my Eiffel. I've been eyeing this sweater for a long time but never had a nice yarn to use. My grandmother actually made me a sweater dress Very simiarl to this when I was a toddler, except it was light pink with brown ribbon. I have no idea what brand of yarn it was as the label is written in Egyptian. I bought it on eBay, 100% Egyptian Cotton, and I still have 3 hanks and some from the second hand leftover. http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1019081459a.jpg
I have mixed emotions about the Eiffel pattern, it was kind of weird. There's shaping in the arms but not in the waist, the neck is really big, chest is kind of small. So the things I did different was I added 2" to the waist (and it's still too short), I added 1" to the arms - I don't have long arms either and I have to stretch mine to fit. I left out the shaping for the arms so they're the same width up and down, I also added extra rows at the top to lengthen the bust and make the neck smaller. And I used the traditional method of binding off - the one given in the pattern left the opening way too small no matter how loose I bound it off, although I did like how it looked. And I didn't block it, it fits better that way, but I might block the arms so the length will stay intact. It's really comfy though
I've just been noticing problems altogether since the merge into making this site "faster". I've noticed the complete opposite, I have to reload pages several times because they say Done but it's just the yellow background. Nothing loads, and if things do load they are really slow. I also have everything up to date on my end and I'm on a wireless connection but I don't think my internet has anything to do with it because other pages/websites load in a matter of 1-2 seconds including those with flash. I wish the old Craftster were back. I'm not digging this new thing at all.
I'll just have the steps for the squares because I don't remember, step by step, how I did the entire purse. But I knit in the round using size 8 needles.
Provisional CO 100 sts. Section 1 Row 1: MC1 K1, MC2 K1 x 10, MC1 K1, P1 x 10, rep to end Row 2: MC2 K1, MC1 K1 x 10, MC1 P1, K1 x 10, rep to end Rep these two rows until there are 10 rows
Section 2 Row 1: MC2 K1, P1 x 10, MC2 K1, MC1 K1 x 10, rep to end Row 2: MC2 P1, K1 x 10, MC1 K1, MC2 K1 x 10, rep to end Rep these two rows until there are 10 rows
Repeat Sections 1 & 2 as many times as needed. Each square is 10 x 10 sts.
I actually ran out of green yarn for the bottom so I knit it in the round doing decreases on the 4 corners but it came out bigger than if I had just done the bottom as I did the strap, so if you do it like the strap then a rectangle of 10 x 40 sts is all that's needed then stitch it together.