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« on: March 23, 2007 09:56:25 PM »

I've searched, and realized that no one has started a KAL for the Spring '07 Bonsai Tunic! I think it's absolutely gorgeous, and I'll be starting as soon as I receive my yarn. I'm substituting elann's sonata yarn for the berroco bonsai, even though gauge will be a bit smaller. I keep looking at the picture thinking that sonata will be gorgeous in this pattern- and best yet, because there is more yardage, I'll only need 6 balls, which = about $11.00 USD!! How cheap is that?!

So, anyone in?

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007 06:04:42 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.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007 11:07:24 AM »

I've been thinking about knitting this one... but I'm currently working on Knitty's Thermal so I want to finish that before starting anything major.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007 03:43:23 PM »

I've been wanting to knit this. The price of the yarn called for is too much for me and so I was unsure whether I'd want to spend that much money on a tunic. But I'm going to definitely check out the elann yarn that fragolina mentioned. Thanks for the info.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007 08:31:58 PM »

A truly beautiful piece.  Sometimes I think IWK goes out of their way to make me feel stupid for not being able to comprehend their patterns.  Sad  The v-neck is throwing me off.

But after I finish about a million WIPs, I genuinely do want to tackle this bad boy.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007 09:34:00 AM »

I now have yarn (why do packages usually come more quickly from Canada than from a U.S. state?), and just need to finish an economics paper before I can cast on. I can't wait to swatch!

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?

A truly beautiful piece.  Sometimes I think IWK goes out of their way to make me feel stupid for not being able to comprehend their patterns.  Sad  The v-neck is throwing me off.

But after I finish about a million WIPs, I genuinely do want to tackle this bad boy.

Are you working on the slanted V-neck pullover? I find it easier to follow patterns if there is a clear picture that I can study beforehand. I mentally take apart all of the pieces and study how they are shaped, what kind of decreases and increases are used, and where they are used. Then, when I look at the pattern, I see if there is anything I didn't notice- that way when I start, I'll already be on the lookout for every change.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007 01:18:05 PM »

I am struggling with understanding the v-neck shaping part.  I know I am not the brightest light bulb, but how do you decrease at the neck's edge without ruining the pretty lace pattern?  Or do the bust increases even things out?  Ah, I feel like an idiot. ;(
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007 07:53:53 PM »

You're not an idiot! I just finished the front piece, and I had no idea how it was going to work out until I did it.  The V-neck is shaped by P2tog decreases in the purled sections of the top - so it's not actually right near the V-neck edges, but more towards the sides of the pieces.  You do this at the same time as the bust increases, and then also at the same time as the bind-offs for the armholes, so I wrote down a lot of notes to get it right.  I hope that helps!
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2007 11:01:31 AM »

Thanks for the explanation gloriana! I looked at the pattern, but decided that I would probably be able to get it when I had the yarn in my hands.

Do we get a picture of your progress?
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2007 07:41:14 AM »

Here's my finished Bonsai:



There are a couple more photos on my blog, along with notes on the pattern.
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