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Topic: Evening Shell by Wenlan Chia - more stashbusting!  (Read 4726 times)
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Rinoa1024
« on: June 25, 2010 06:27:58 PM »

This project was birthed when I saw a cute tunic-length version of Wenlan Chia's Evening Shell on Ravelry knit out of three skeins of Wool-ease Thick & Quick in taupe.  I had the exact same color and amount of that yarn in stash that I had no idea what to do with until I saw that project.  Happy coincidence.  Grin  Unfortunately, I ended up using only two skeins!  Now I have yet another leftover skein of yarn that I need to find a project for.  Angry





This is the first sweater I've knit.  I usually knit scarves and hats because I figure I can wear them with more outfits than a sweater and they knit up fast.  I have no idea how else to style this other than over a t-shirt and leggings/tight jeans.  Huh 
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010 06:31:51 PM »

That looks fantastic! It looks super professional!!! It would look way cute with a long sleeved white tee under it....you know, when the weather gets cooler! Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010 07:24:32 PM »

I love it! You did a great job
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010 07:38:23 PM »

LOVE IT! Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010 08:15:28 PM »

I want this!
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010 08:23:40 PM »

I would try to replicate the cable in fingerless gloves with the extra skein, that is if I could even knit. This is very attractive and looks great on you.
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010 12:57:56 AM »

I love this! It really looks fantastic on you. The fit is flattering and interesting at the same time. Great work!! Definitely going to have to track down this pattern. I hate knitting sleeves so this would be a great one for me Smiley.

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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010 10:42:54 AM »

Thanks for the wonderful feedback everyone!  I'm glad people think this looks good.  I was a little worried that I couldn't pull off wearing such a bulky knit. Smiley 

I love this! It really looks fantastic on you. The fit is flattering and interesting at the same time. Great work!! Definitely going to have to track down this pattern. I hate knitting sleeves so this would be a great one for me Smiley.

You should definitely knit it!  It only took about 5 days of knitting so it doubles as an instant gratification project too.  The pattern is in the book Twinkle's Big City Knits.  One warning though, the cable directions for this pattern are a little wonky, so make sure you look up errata too (I used this Ravelry user's notes.)
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010 11:43:39 AM »

That looks awesome, I want one!  I especially love the cabling on the front.
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010 06:39:38 PM »

Great job!  I love the way the cable came out.  You could use the lonely skein to make a matching hat or cowl, maybe?
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