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« on: July 30, 2007 01:54:08 PM »

So I got lured into making Coachella by all the gorgeous FOs floating around, but I didn't much like the recommended yarn. Wandering around the LYS, I found a ribbon-type yarn made of 100% tussah silk, really shiny and gorgeous, and I decided to give it a try, despite dubious experiences with silk yarn in the past.

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I mostly stuck to the pattern, but purposely made it a size too small, just because every time I knit the proper size, it comes out too big. Yes, even though I get gauge. I don't understand it, maybe my knitting ignores the laws of mathematics. But going a size down seemed to work out.

I also added extra hip increases, because my hips are the size of Australia.

If you want more details, here's the blog entry. Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007 02:02:36 PM »

*this is gorgeous*
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2007 02:06:24 PM »

That's gorgeous, and the colour suits you Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007 02:06:51 PM »

Very slinky and sexy looking. Great for a night out. Well done
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2007 02:19:02 PM »

Wow... this is beautiful!  It was definitely made for ya!  Great job & thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2007 02:19:46 PM »

that is sooooo pretty.  I would have never thought a knit top could look so dramatic and mature.  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2007 02:45:13 PM »

That's really pretty.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2007 04:25:59 PM »

that and you look hot! Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2007 04:33:07 PM »

I had the same experience with the gauge thing - I'm working on a size smaller needles - started with a 1x which is what I need for measurements, ended up frogging the whole thing and working the stitches for a small - go figure!
Yours looks wonderful - maybe I should finish my effort in frustration!
Great job - Selkie
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2007 05:01:50 PM »

Wow--that looks really great on you. You should be proud.
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