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« on: July 04, 2010 09:32:08 AM »

So, I've knitted the wonderful dahlia sweater. It's sooo pretty! And the pattern is wonderful! Cheesy I was thinking of wearing it in the winter over a long sleeve. Cute and warm!




I changed the cable to something easier to knit up and made it a bit longer, to wear it as a tunic. It was a real pain in the end because I increased between the stitches to make a A shape, I think I had about 500 stitches to bind off. But it's really wide and flowy and lovely.



I bound off a bit tight so the neckline is too high up. I'm thinking of redoing that since I'll be using a top under anyway and it might give my bust a bit more room. Also, that would make it a bit longer and cover my butt a bit more - I think that wearing tights as pants with regular tops are tasteless, and I'm not sure my dahlia is long enough.



I also did some increases below the bust so it would fit my curves better. Here is a detail shot of the bust. Sorry for the boobage  *ehm*




Overall I'm happy with it. BUT - now that it's done I've realised it's so very yellow. I have no idea why I chose that color really, I'm more of a purple kinda girl. I guess I was trying to do something different but I've realised that it's just too damn yellow for me to ever wear Sad

It is 100% wool, but I don't want to dye it black - that would loose all the details. Is there anything else I can do to save it? Would blue dye make it green? I've never dyed yarn before and am a bit out of my league here.

It would be sad to frog all that hard work to knit it again in another color. 
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010 09:36:43 AM »

I love it! It's really cute, and I really like the color. I think that after a few months of dark winter colors, having something bright to wear on a cold day sounds like a lot of fun.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010 09:44:35 AM »

Lovely!
Since it is 100% wool it should dye fairly easily. You should test dye a piece of yarn before trying the whole garment.
Congratulations on a knit well done!
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010 10:33:17 AM »

I think this looks great on you...yellow and all!  Even though you think yellow may not be your color, I think you should leave it.  Sometimes you just get an itching to do something out of the norm and it will make you feel special on some cold winter day.  (Maybe you were subconciously planning for this kind of day.)

You did a great job!!  Especially with all the adjustments and deviating from that pattern!
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010 11:14:49 AM »

this is lovely and looks wonderful on you!
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010 11:57:33 AM »

Great job! The darts are perfect! As for the color- I agree- test dye a bit of yarn. Also try to use a cold dye- wool felts and shrinks in hot/warm water. :-) Knitpicks.com always has great advice and nice dyes.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010 12:18:58 PM »

Thanks everyone! It's great to hear that it looks nice from someone else too Cheesy

Great job! The darts are perfect! As for the color- I agree- test dye a bit of yarn. Also try to use a cold dye- wool felts and shrinks in hot/warm water. :-) Knitpicks.com always has great advice and nice dyes.

Thanks! And testing on some yarn is a great idea! Yeah, I was a bit worried with the whole felting-thing. Thanks for the tips, I will deff check out knitpicks!

And if it dosnt work it might be true that yellow will be a good thing come desember ^_^
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010 02:37:59 PM »

It looks fantastic! Wonderful job. Your modifications resulted in such a perfect fit.

I think the color is great on you - especially with that red lipstick Wink.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010 03:41:49 PM »


I think the color is great on you - especially with that red lipstick Wink.

Red lipstick makes everything fabulous! Cheesy Wink
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2010 03:35:54 PM »

Wow! Everything about this is fabulous!
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