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Topic: Saharah: Stitch Diva (Knit & Tonic)  (Read 36295 times)
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« Reply #230 on: May 24, 2007 08:37:30 AM »

I'm thinking of trying this in Rowan Calmer. I love my Rusted Root in Calmer and I love knitting with it. It won't be shiny or quite so drapey... hmm.. not sure...
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« Reply #231 on: May 30, 2007 06:52:30 PM »

I completed this last Friday for the SKC knitalong but thought I'd post pics here as well.  I'm thrilled with the final result!  A fun yet slightly challenging knit (in that I learnt a few new techniqes).  I can see why knitters are making more than one.  I love the neckline and the fit is really flattering.  Even my dad complimented me on the final product.  Pictures are unblocked but it still looks pretty good.

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Yarn: Rowan Summer Tweed - Summer Berry (Very little left from 6 skeins)
Size: XS
Needles: Boye Interchangeables Sizes 5 and 3
Trim: Main yarn with carry along of DMC Perle 8 with Mouakaite gemstone chips

The only mod I did had to do with the short rows on the sleeves. I didn't like the way the stitches looked when picking up the wraps on the purl side, so I slipped the wrapped stitch and picked it up on the knit run. Looks much less hole-y which should improve even more when blocked. I've never done short rows before this and this could actually be the way they're supposed to be picked up.

Here are the pics (front and back shots):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8577473@N07/521407480/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8577473@N07/521407484/in/photostream/
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« Reply #232 on: May 31, 2007 02:38:58 AM »

Wow purple stitches, that looks gorgeous.  Makes me want to make another one as my first was a poor choice of yarn.  Did you have sparkly wool or did you add sequins/beads yourself?
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« Reply #233 on: May 31, 2007 06:07:59 PM »

Thanks for compliment, ozknitter.  I used mouakaite (or Australian jasper) gemstone chips which I prestrung on to DMC perle 8 crochet cotton.  Used this as a carryalong with the Summer Tweed for the trim.  I should point out that I only did 2 rows of the chips on sleeve and hem trim and 3 on the neckline trim.  I slipped a chip about every 6 stitches or so.  It was pretty slow but not all that frustrating and the end result was very worth it.
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lillybeth
« Reply #234 on: May 31, 2007 06:34:59 PM »

I am going to take a break from knitting hush hush and co for sahara.  I'm excited, I love this pattern! 
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rion165
« Reply #235 on: June 05, 2007 01:37:46 AM »

anyone managed to use only 2 skeins of the Pure ANd Simple for the sleeveless or shortsleeved versions?

i do not wat to buy extra yarn, so i might have to look elsewhere if there's not going to be enough.  Smiley
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« Reply #236 on: June 06, 2007 12:50:35 PM »

My Sahara is finally finished. Here's a link of my pic.

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/8744/img3188xz2.jpg

It was a pretty quick knit despite a few issues with wonky sleeves and hem.

Susan
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« Reply #237 on: June 06, 2007 03:41:31 PM »

Gorgeous! Love the color!
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« Reply #238 on: June 11, 2007 02:41:48 AM »

Everything was going so well, but what I had thought out for the contrast yarn did not work at all, and I'm considering ripping back parts of the body and re-knit it with less waist-shaping. Just need to look at all the wonderful Saharas out there to gather some motivation first...sigh. 
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lillybeth
« Reply #239 on: June 11, 2007 09:35:43 AM »

Finished the hem last knit and realized I had dropped a stitch.  The good thing is that the shirt was way too long so the dropped stitch gave me the perfect opportunity to frog and fix!  I'm surprised at what a quick knit this is. 
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