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« on: May 18, 2007 08:16:21 PM »

This is from IK spring 07.

First let me say, I hated. Hated. Hated knitting this.

I thought it would be a quick and simple knit, but I used a coarse, recycled silk yarn, quadruple stranded, that was a nightmare to knit with. I thought I had gauge, but it turned out to be about three sizes too big. It was a horrible experience. I wrestled with it for months and finally finished it out of spite hoping I could come to terms with it or throw it away.

But then, when I was sewing the straps on, something miraculous happened. The yarn and the pattern suddenly realized they were supposed to work together.


Tea Rose Halter

The corset lacing in the back fixes the size issue just perfectly!


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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007 08:31:59 PM »

Cute!  I love the corset back and the color.
Is it comfortable, even with the coarse silk? 
I began knitting this right after I got the magazine.  It angered me, too, so mine is currently banished to the half-finished pile of doom. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007 08:43:19 PM »

The silk is actually kind of itchy. I'll have to wear something under it, but I would anyway, so that's okay.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2007 07:27:35 AM »

I'm glad you figured something out Squeakyweasels - it looks great Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2007 10:19:21 AM »

Too bad it was a bad experience, it certainly turned out looking lovely.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2007 10:16:35 PM »

itchy silk? really?
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2007 10:52:42 PM »

That's gorgeous... can we see a picture of it on? I have trouble visualising stuff if it's not on a person.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2007 03:38:18 AM »

it looks like it drapes so beautifully, in the way that silk does... pretty!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007 05:44:42 AM »

itchy silk? really?

Recycled silk feels a lot differently than new silk.  Recycled silk is a lot rougher from my experience groping it in the yarn store.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2007 11:11:35 AM »

I'm amazed you were able to work that pattern in recycled silk!! I refuse to do anything but garter stitch with it because it's so coarse and sticks to itself constantly.  Great work, it looks beautiful!!
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