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« on: October 26, 2006 10:33:32 PM »


Top with Epaulettes from Knit.1 Spring/Summer 2005

This was a very quick, easy, cute knit. I'd recommend it as a beginner project, although the magazine gives it a higher rating... if you can knit, purl, increase, and decrease, or are willing to learn how, you can knit this vest. I used around 2.5 or 2.75 skeins of Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (man am I glad they are bringing that stuff back!) in color Pineapple, bought online from Smiley's Yarns. I used size 7 needles and didn't bother to swatch (gasp!), which may have been why it came out too long at first. I kinda thought it was going to turn out too long when I was knitting it, but went on ahead anyway. It ended up two or three inches too long, so I had to do surgery... I ended up picking up stitches, cutting off the extra length, and knitting the ribbing back down. I also knit the armhole rib on dpns. That was just easier for me, but the pattern is written to be knit flat entirely, if you're not comfortable yet with that. They also suggest knitting the belt something like 33 inches; I didn't understand why and so just knit it to fit my waist. I think it works.


I forgot where this pattern is from... whoops! I'll try to find it... but if someone recognizes it and wants to comment, that works, too. This bag was super easy... all garter stitch with some very simple shaping. I started it on Saturday and finished it on Monday... and, though I did manage quite a bit of time to knit, it wasn't all I did! So a very quick knit. I loved working with the Noro Silk Garden, color 84. I used two balls and like one yard from a third for this. There were bits of hay and stuff in it, but I thought it was part of the charm (maybe it's not supposed to be), and since it's just a bag, it doesn't matter. The stuff was easy to pick out when I bothered to do so, so I would ok this for a garment.

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006 10:44:16 PM »

oh wow that bag is GORGEOUS! i hope some one knows the pattern.. ME LIKEY!  vest is cute too!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006 10:49:11 PM »

Just found it... it's the smaller version of the Lotorp bag in this book
http://www.loopyarn.com/detail.aspx?ID=561
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006 11:57:06 PM »

That vest is so cute, and it fits you perfectly!  It's a great colour on you, and I love the colour of the bag too.  Well done!
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2006 03:00:39 AM »

Love the color of your vest  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2006 10:05:38 AM »

Thanks, y'all!
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2006 11:12:19 AM »

I love that vest!  I don't even remember it from the magazine, but it's really cute on you.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2006 11:29:19 AM »

Thanks! Yeah, the vest didn't grab my attention either... I actually thumbed through a couple of magazines before I ever noticed it. It's knit in a dark blue, and the model is red haired, wearing a red plaid dress. The vest is definitely not the first thing you notice in that pic! The page across from it is the same model in a red ribbed tank.
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2006 01:00:09 PM »

They both look great!  Coincidently, I'm making the tank on the facing page of that same Knit.1!  I agree, the way they photograph stuff doesn't really show it off well at all.  I might make the vest now too, since yours is so cute. Grin  Do you think it could also be worn as a tank?
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2006 01:35:29 PM »

Thanks! I love the tank you're making; I almost made it instead, but decided that since it is getting cooler here, I'd rather make this one now and that one at another time. I don't see any reason the vest couldn't be worn as a tank. It's actually not even called a vest in the mag, they just call it a top. If you felt the v neck was a little too low, you could wear a thin cami underneath. I pretty much always wear a cami under a v-neck, to avoid looking like I belong on a corner, haha!

I think a lot of knitting magazines focus on getting the more attractive and artist shot, and not so much on making sure the knitwear is the eye-catcher in the picture. Knit.1's not alone in that respect.
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