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Title: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: modkatie on April 19, 2006 10:32:46 AM


pattern: Stitch'n Bitch Crochet, the Happy Hooker 'short 'n' sweet bolero'
yarn: Rowan Wool/Cotton in color 964 'Still' (an indescribable mossy brown green)
hook: 3.5mm (to obtain gauge with substituted yarn, pattern called for 5mm)

I've finally made something for MYSELF!  Spring is still chilly here, so I think I'll get alot of use out of this little, lightwieght sweater.  The pattern is brilliant--all worked without seams, arms are worked on as you go! It's also a cinch to make it any length you like, even long sleeves could be easily done. And the yarn was well worth the splurge.

ModKatie


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: SewPixie on April 19, 2006 10:58:24 AM
Lovely! It turned out really well and the color is gorgeous.

I've been wanting to try this pattern but am still a tad intimidated. I was thinking of making it up in some of my old icky yarn just to get an idea if I am capable of it. DO you have any idea about how long it took you to complete it?


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: modkatie on April 19, 2006 11:11:17 AM
Lovely! It turned out really well and the color is gorgeous.

I've been wanting to try this pattern but am still a tad intimidated. I was thinking of making it up in some of my old icky yarn just to get an idea if I am capable of it. DO you have any idea about how long it took you to complete it?

Thank you! It took me about a week to complete (I don't go out much!), one evening just working out the gauge--very important on this one, and I recommend taking an accurate chest measurement.  Once you get the hang of the repeat, it's quite easy --though I must add that I found some of the second phase instructions confusing--until I just studied what I had done already and followed the logical pattern visually. 
ModKatie


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: jeepers on April 19, 2006 11:12:39 AM
That is adorable.  I am inspired!


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: roxybadoxy on April 19, 2006 11:17:21 AM
looks really cute!!


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: kaffrin on April 19, 2006 03:15:04 PM
beautiful  :D

i am still in love with this pattern. and the colour you used suits you really well.


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: redheadedali on April 20, 2006 08:28:03 PM
I'm starting to think this pattern is liek the jeans from Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants - it looks great on everyone! Good work, modkatie.

Alison


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: lavonne3ca on April 21, 2006 03:52:44 AM
Wonderful!  Interesting with the sc rows at the bottom too.  Good job, looks good on you as well!  I used the same stitch to create a capelet in this color, great color. 

I can't wait to see who is adventurous enough to make it as a duster with long sleeves and knee length and a tie at the front shaping. Any brave souls? 


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: modkatie on April 21, 2006 07:28:16 PM
Wonderful!  Interesting with the sc rows at the bottom too.  Good job, looks good on you as well!  I used the same stitch to create a capelet in this color, great color. 

I can't wait to see who is adventurous enough to make it as a duster with long sleeves and knee length and a tie at the front shaping. Any brave souls? 

Thanks for the great compliment...and I completely forgot to mention that I added the sc rows at the bottom (all the way around, neck edge around bottom continuously)--it just looked more finished to me that way. And I want to be the brave soul who does the duster version!! only the yarn I covet for that (and it would take ALOT of it) is not YET in the budget...!!  :)

ModKatie


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: PJ on April 24, 2006 08:01:00 AM
It looks great!  Nice work! 


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: Synne on April 24, 2006 08:21:08 AM
Gorgeous! Great job on this...I agree that the pattern is totally brilliant insofar as the lack of seaming, though I was stupid and didn't read the whole pattern and was wondering wher ethe rest of the back went...I'm working on this in a beigy color and hopefully with long sleeves. Did you make it in a size without the front gap?
P.S.  I love your hair! What a fabulous action shot of you!


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: Amethyst on April 24, 2006 08:23:49 PM

And I want to be the brave soul who does the duster version!! only the yarn I covet for that (and it would take ALOT of it) is not YET in the budget...!!  :)

ModKatie

Now THAT is ambitious! I bet it'd look great, but it would take forever.


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: modkatie on April 25, 2006 09:04:34 AM
Gorgeous! Great job on this...I agree that the pattern is totally brilliant insofar as the lack of seaming, though I was stupid and didn't read the whole pattern and was wondering wher ethe rest of the back went...I'm working on this in a beigy color and hopefully with long sleeves. Did you make it in a size without the front gap?
P.S.  I love your hair! What a fabulous action shot of you!

Synne-
I made the Large size, and it worked out that on me (size 14-16 busty with a big back) that it provides excellent coverage for the girls--and nearly meets in front (I could add a tie or a pin when I wanted), which is what I was after.  And thanks for the hair comp--it's tough getting a decent shot of yourself! :)  Are you going to do full length or 3/4 sleeves? I wonder how you might do a bell sleeve, increase a shell pattern maybe?  Post pics when you're done!
ModKatie


Title: Re: short 'n' sweet bolero
Post by: Synne on April 25, 2006 09:28:53 AM
I can never to get a shot of myself with my hair looking decent...hence I have a lot of headless shots around :)
I'm thinking of doing full-length sleeves because then I can wear it over long-sleeved shirts in the cooler weather, but depending on how it looks when I get to 3/4 length (love the flexibility of the pattern) we'll see how it goes. I'll definitely update whenever I get it done...