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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2007 07:54:09 AM »

Wowie wow wow, it looks AWESOME on you and the color is so pretty!  Jealous ;(
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2007 08:57:50 AM »

That looks GREAT Gloriana! I noticed that you used smaller needles than called for in the pattern. Did you do so to get gauge, or to suit the yarn you were working with?
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2007 03:50:42 PM »

This is on my list, but I don't know when I'll be starting.  Yours looks fantastic, Gloriana!   
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2007 06:00:24 PM »

Wow, that's so cute!  I definitely like it better on you than in the magazine.  This might even have to go on my list.  I can't wait to see more finished ones!
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2007 11:57:41 AM »

For anyone that's interested in seeing a second finished bonsai tunic, go here.

The author used the recommended yarn (even the same color!), but changed up the pattern a bit by using short row shaping.
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2007 12:39:27 PM »


I love this tunic, too! I'm currently working on the Petunia Tote so maybe when I get that done I'll start this.. though, I'm still quite the beginner. We'll see. I know I am making it sometime over the next few months.

...I started the petunia tote too, but I'm bad about working on lots of different projects at the same time. The tote is working up faster than expected though. How is yours coming along?

Oh goodness, I wish I could say I was almost done but I've been knitting at the rate of a row per day - mainly because I'm getting way too distracted from the work I should be doing for school lol. Hopefully as soon as this week is over and I don't have to be on the computer typing away, I can study and knit at the same time.
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2007 01:17:50 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments, folks.  Fragolina, I used a different needle size to suit the weight of the Cathay yarn - my gauge was actually slightly smaller than the gauge called for in the pattern because I thought my swatch on bigger needles left too many holes in the fabric.  It worked out okay, since I made the 38" size and my finished tunic came out closer to my actual bust size, 36".
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2007 09:43:57 PM »

I finally started this piece with a clear conscience last night! I knew that I would have to do a little creative work when it came to sizing (I'm too small for patterns!), so I got to work with my options needle set in one hand (love 'em!), tape measurer in the other, and a calculator beside me. I ended up using a size 5 needle for 24 sts per 4", and I cut out 9 sts (CO 76). To do that, I had to take out one purl st between each pattern repeat, and 1 st on each st st edge. Phew!

Now that that's out of the way, the pattern is easily memorized, and I'm 5" into the back piece. I took a pic to show you guys, but my USB connector is acting up Embarrassed. I'll try to get a picture up here tomorrow though- I have to find my other connector.

How is everyone doing on this? Has anyone else cast on yet?
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2007 03:13:20 PM »

wow.  i knew i wanted to knit that seeing in the magazine, but gloriana, that's absolutely beautiful.
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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2007 03:52:13 PM »

Gloriana,
That is stunning!
Makes me want to try this pattern!
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