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Topic: My first FO!!! Knitty's MONICA: Girl's Ruffle Tank  (Read 1946 times)
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woohag
« on: May 12, 2007 12:20:13 PM »

Well...this is my first wearable FO (other than scarves and legwarmers)!  I am so excited and feel pretty good about how it turned out. I've only been knitting since January so this was a big undertaking for me...but my 20-month old niece was worth it!  Smiley  I modified the size to one smaller then the smallest size given on the pattern.  The pattern is Knitty's MONICA: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/PATTmonica.html.  I also took the advice of someone else who posted here a while ago, and left off the back ruffle...I think it looks cuter.  I did a mattress seaming for the sides, but next time I am DEFINITELY going to do this on circs so as to avoid seaming!  I also modified the strap instructions and just bound off the whole top edge, crocheted the straps separately, and then attached them.  ALSO, I added a crocheted ruffle edging to the bottom since it didn't look long enough and I didn't want my niece to be exposing her belly at such a young age.  

Anyway, here is a pic of the front:



...and the back

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tricia
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007 02:00:00 PM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2007 02:00:50 PM »

Really awesome job! And it was your first...very good job!
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007 02:05:42 PM »

how darling!~!!!
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woohag
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2007 06:45:25 PM »

Thanks for the kudos! I am attempting another one this weekend, as soon as my friend gives me the measurements of her 2 yr. old.  Different colors (strawberry body and lighter pink variegated ruffle)...will post pics when that one's done as well.  Am going to attempt on circs!
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2007 08:10:38 PM »

Great job!  I'm impressed it's your first garmet after knitting only since Jan.  I really should make one for my daughter.
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woohag
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2007 08:45:02 PM »

Thanks!

I am going to give it to my niece tomorrow, so will have her try it on and check the measurements for her size (she was a 19" chest around). 
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cdonley
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2007 09:32:53 PM »

Cute cute!

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first wearable FO (other than scarves and legwarmers)!   

 Grin Sounds like me...so I am curious - about how long did this take you?
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isamax
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2007 09:40:59 PM »

I'm sure she will wear it proudly!  Love the sunny color.
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woohag
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2007 12:30:55 AM »

Thanks!  Cdonley...in answer to your question:

Well...it's hard to say. I started the front of the body, went to Paris on vacay for a week (I know, rough life, ha ha) and when I returned I lost my motivation to knit all together...so I didn't pick it up again until about 2 weeks later...but then it really took maybe a week of doing a little every day.  The ruffle went very quickly, as did the 3-needle join that was brand new to me.  My biggest gripe: Bernat Cotton Tots yarn!  UGH, what a PITA.
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