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Topic: Rebecca bolero, mosaic armwarmers and Knitty womb  (Read 1228 times)
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detritus
« on: July 27, 2007 08:51:54 PM »

I recently took part in the geek pride swap, so I thought I'd share a few more details about some of the projects I made. The gallery for the swap is here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178195.0

Here are the knitted projects I made (I also made some felted projects).


A surprisingly simple set of armwarmers. The only shaping is from switching needles about halfway down. I used a mosaic stitch pattern for that complicated looking color work. It was very simple to do and gave the fabric a nubby texture and firmness that worked well for armwarmers. I used less than one ball of each color for the set--just some merino blends that I had lying around in my stash. I want to make some for myself now!

Of course the famous Knitty womb in hot pink! A very quick knit.

Even though this looks like a bra, it's actually a bolero. The pattern is in Rebecca #31. The pattern calls for 200g of cotton yarn, but I managed to knit it with 150g of wool yarn. The yardage per skein was slightly more for the wool than the cotton, but with only three balls available in my stash, I was worried about running out of yarn. It was close, but I had enough. The pattern is quite easy and only took me a few days to finish. The construction is really interesting to knit and wear. I'm not generally a fan of shrugs but I might make one for myself.
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007 09:26:38 PM »

Sweeeet. I really like the mosaic stitch pattern.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007 09:43:12 PM »

They're all great! Do you happen to have an action shot of the bolero?
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007 09:57:05 PM »

There's an action shot here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172497.130

It's pretty dark, unfortunately. The back looks kind of like an hourglass tipped on its side, because the back is thinner in the middle and widens out.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2007 04:40:33 AM »

Beautiful colors, great work
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2007 06:46:52 AM »

I love the mosaic stitch! Looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2007 11:00:08 AM »

There's an action shot here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172497.130

It's pretty dark, unfortunately. The back looks kind of like an hourglass tipped on its side, because the back is thinner in the middle and widens out.

Thanks. It looks great.
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2007 12:47:04 PM »

Thanks! I can't stand two stranded knitting, so I'm excited to get to do some colorwork the easy way. Now I just need to find a copy of Barbara Walker's mosaic stitch book.
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