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kathyruth
« on: July 26, 2005 12:28:08 PM »

http://www.modeknit.com/silk_corset.html

I just bought this pattern so it is my next project.  I just have to finish what is on my needles now so I will probably start in 2 or 3 weeks.  Anyone interested?

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2005 12:47:14 PM »

that is GORGEOUS! hrm...i may join, we shall see. i'm trying to keep my expenditures down, but oh my goodness!
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2005 01:45:10 PM »

Ill knit that...someday
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veronique
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2005 02:08:32 PM »

Actually, when you buy the pattern, the designer, Annie, will give you the link to the Yahoo Groups knit-along.  Annie herself answers questions about every 1-2 days.  There is a photo gallery, and knitters have listed the various yarns they have substituted for the recommended pricey silk.  It is a very well-organized knit-along! 
Unfortunately, there were many mistakes in the original pattern (such as typos in most of the charts).  I hope the pattern has been updated...  Otherwise, you *must* check the website before starting to knit!  The original pattern has many inconsistencies: the key for all the different chart symbols appear only on the 3d chart, the list of abbreviations on page 1 omits one crucial one (VDD).  You need to flip to page 14 to finally find out what "VDD" is. 
I feel like I'm a test knitter for this! 
I'm waiting a little bit, until the other knitters have worked out all the kinks and then I'll start knitting.  I have to admit that I'm somewhat disappointed that a respected designer would sell such a messy pattern!  Didn't she have anyone to proof read?
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2005 03:03:38 PM »

:drools:


I. Need. That. Pattern. O_O
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2005 03:15:48 PM »

i actually only have three more rows to go. it wasnt so hard at all, jsut make sure you have all the pattern updates. i think i am going to knit it again and i can def try and help
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2005 03:36:45 PM »

ffungal- Post a picture when you are done- I can't wait to see it.  What yarn did you use?
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2005 07:36:06 PM »

i finished... the knitting at least, now for buttons. i used artyarns regal silk 114. it came out beautiful except i messed up the twists
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2005 10:24:57 AM »

It is gorgeoud but a bit imtimidating......hmmmmmm
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gloriana
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2005 01:09:42 PM »

wow, I really love this pattern... but I soooo don't need another project to add to my list!  I will probably make this at some point - in the meantime I will look forward to seeing y'alls...
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2005 01:52:47 PM »

It's beautiful. But it looks like it really needs to be worn over a corset. Or on an unsually perfect torso. Does anybody have any pics of this on an actual person?
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2005 02:14:12 PM »

It has negative ease, so its supposed to be snug, but not corset like. Its more of a tank top in that respect, and just called a corset.

I'll be making this as soon as I find a good yarn for it.
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veronique
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2005 03:17:42 PM »

Ffungal: Just to clarify- I don't think the pattern is difficult.  I managed to find and correct all the mistakes in the pattern.  It's just annoying to find 10 mistakes in one little pattern!   Tongue  Surely knitters would have lined up around the block to test-knit for Annie! 
The knit-along on Yahoo Groups is great though, and Annie is doing a fantastic job fielding questions. 
There are a couple of people who finished and posted on their blogs: Marnie and  Anita.
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2005 04:18:36 PM »

Hmmmmm.  This pattern is starting to look better and better but now I wonder if I am too ample.  Has a curvier gal made this yet? 
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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2005 05:08:16 PM »

The pattern is beautiful! I get paid on Friday, and I'll hopefully have enough money left over to purchase it. *crosses fingers*
Damn you, Craftster, for tempting me so!
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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2005 07:46:11 AM »

Ah! Love this!!! Curses! I keep finding more and more things to make....

Booglass, I think it would look nice on an ample, booblicious kinda girl Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2005 12:04:04 PM »

Booglass: the sizes run from 35" to 51.5" bust.  In fact, people have been complaining about the lack of small sizes! 
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gloriana
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2005 12:51:42 PM »

Marnie MacLean made this corset recently - there are photos of it on her blog here: http://marniemaclean.com/words/words.html.  She's very thin and it looks fab on her, but I bet it would also look lovely on a more curvaceous figure.
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2005 02:56:01 PM »

i've been contemplating this for quite some time, any yarn suggestions?
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2005 08:03:30 PM »

i've been contemplating this for quite some time, any yarn suggestions?

On the yahoo group knitalong, Anne has posted a database of all the different yarns that people are using.  Alot of people seem to be using Cotton/Silk blends.
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2005 10:29:25 PM »

that is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!  and i love that it's in larger sizes.

I'm quite intimidated though.....but it's so pretty Undecided what's a girl to do?
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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2005 10:40:01 PM »

i would love to but i cant knit!
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2005 12:55:14 PM »

I'm in love with this pattern.  I think once I finish my Kyoto and Orangina (which I haven't started yet) I'll be taking this up. 
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kathyruth
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2005 08:40:15 AM »




It is finished and it fits!  I was worried because it looked really tiny.  I used Knitpicks Andean Silk.  The yarn is a wool, silk, alpaca blend so it is not really a summer top ( too itchy and warm).  I plan on wearing it with jeans in the fall, maybe with a tee shirt underneath.  This knit up really quick- about 10 days!  And I used almost 5 skeins of yarn.
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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2005 09:38:59 AM »

oh that's GORGEOUS! you must be so pleased! the buttons are just decorative, aren't they? i'd never even thought of using andean silk, i've been looking for the right yarn before i buy the pattern.
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« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2005 11:16:07 PM »

*gasp* that is lovely! marnie's fits so nicely... i think i'd be almost only a little bigger than her...
*sigh* stick it on the to-do list.
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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2005 06:50:38 PM »

My FABULOUS Secret Pal bought this pattern for me! I can't wait to start it! Was it hard? I know my way around my needles but it looks very intimidating.
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« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2005 06:22:32 AM »

kathyruth, you look gorgeous in yours.  I especially like the color you chose.  Ill definately have to keep knitpicks in mind for this
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2005 07:44:46 PM »

I'm using Andean Silk right now for the MagKnits Bacarrat Top (did I spell that wrong?) and it's D-vine. I will totally use it for this!
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« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2005 04:30:01 PM »




It is finished and it fits!  I was worried because it looked really tiny.  I used Knitpicks Andean Silk.  The yarn is a wool, silk, alpaca blend so it is not really a summer top ( too itchy and warm).  I plan on wearing it with jeans in the fall, maybe with a tee shirt underneath.  This knit up really quick- about 10 days!  And I used almost 5 skeins of yarn.

kathy ruth-did you modify this pattern? your sleeves look so different than in the original pattern. or is this the modifications to the pattern?  Huh
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« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2005 09:29:20 AM »

This is on my list... if I ever finish my corset pullover... maybe in January...I can knit and dream of warm enough weather to wear this!

Kathyruth that is a gorgeous color on you!
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« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2005 11:21:07 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2007 02:59:05 PM »

I know I'm a little late to the party, but here's my version of the Modesitt Silk corset:




I used the ArtYarns Regal Silk called for in the pattern, but much less (I think it was only about 2.25 hanks of it) and I didn't change colour at the bottom of the corset.  I made it a tad small, and blocked it farther than I've blocked before.  (I know silk will stretch, so making it a bit smaller was the plan anyhow).  I used some silk ribbon to tie up the front instead of buttons.  All I did for that mod was make button holes on the other side of the button edge, to match the ones called for in the pattern.  I loved making this so much, I'm making another! (check out my blog for more pics) Wish me luck Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2007 07:11:52 AM »

That's gorgeous! 

I'm so glad you bumped this thread, too.  I was looking for my next summer project, and I think this is it   Grin
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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2007 08:05:00 AM »

canarysanctuary I love your version! The yellow is georgous!  After seeing this thread bumped I realized I never posted a pic of my own finished corset...

Knit with Knitpicks Shine worsted, size medium (I think I could have used a small) knit on US 4 circs.
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« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2007 08:24:53 AM »

Yours is beautiful, AWynkoop! 
And, I hope you do choose this as your summer project, badbadrubberpiggy.  It's a fun knit, and for the entirely selfish reason of me wanting to see more people's versions of it Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2007 10:31:17 AM »

I've already bought the pattern, and I've spent most of my free time this morning poking around the 'net, looking at possible yarn choices!

I know I want something summery, so I want to stick with silk or maybe a silk/cotton blend, and not a wool blend. 

Bamboo might be nice...hmmmm...Sarah's Yarns has a new bamboo line that would probably work.
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« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2007 12:33:50 PM »

I've never used bamboo, but have heard rave reviews.  If you choose it, definitely let us know how it goes!
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« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2007 01:14:51 PM »

This top is gorgeous! I love all the versions! Super-cute!
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« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2008 05:17:07 PM »

As a newbie at knitting and on Craftster, I found this pattern at:
http://www.anniemodesitt.com/patterns/index.html#Corset

and couldn't help but purchase it - now it is time to find a yarn suitable.  In the mean time, I almost started the same thread, but luckily found this one from 2005 Smiley

So... time to bump this up to the top and find some knitting buddies for this project (may take me a lot longer since I have a 1 year old and I'm pregnant with another due at the end of September).

To recap pictures of other people's finished projects so we all know what we're looking at in one post,
http://www.champagnebohemian.com/champagnebohemian/archives/000172.html
http://marniemaclean.com/words/old/2005_07_01_words.html

Look forward to this Knitalong-revived!
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« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2008 08:26:01 AM »

I was just admiring a friend's finished version of this on Ravelry yesterday. 

I have some SWTC Pure (100% soysilk) in the most gorgeous shade of blue that I've been dying to find the right use for.  I think this may be it...
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« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2008 08:28:41 AM »

AHHHHHHHHHHH Smiley someone replied! yay! woohoo! yay! Cheesy  I'm still yarn searching (and now I have my mom interested in making a - mommy daughter set for my daughter and i - and i had mentioned how about making it a 3 generation top Cheesy )  I'll post shortly!  So excited!
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