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1  Hoodie... in Knitalongs by tigerlounge2000 on: May 11, 2007 07:03:18 AM
I actually knit this a few years ago, but since it's in the book might as well post it!  This was from when the hoodie was on the cover of Vogue Knitting, and I knit it in the XS size, out of Brown Sheep ---- not the super bulky yarn they stipulate, but the less bulky yarn that BS makes, can't remember what it's called.  IT was a very economical knit, and the color is great - rich and bold - but the actual yarn pills a lot.  Guess those are the trade-offs for a cheapo selection.  The 'see-throughness' of the stitches is actually less obvious than it looks --- just an aggressive flash showing my tee-shirt!

I made a few mods, mostly on the collar.  Knew I wouldn't use the hoodie, so used short rows and increases to turn it into a shawl.  Could probably do a prettier job now, but this is one of my first sweaters.

This is a such a great, cute design.  It looks great with an A-line skirt or slim jeans.  The pocket detail is sweet, and it is super cosy.  Surprised that so few people seem to have picked this design from the book! Would really reccommend it!

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2  Seaberry Shell in Knitalongs by tigerlounge2000 on: May 08, 2007 02:52:18 PM
I'm in the home stretch on my Seaberry Shell (from IK Spring '06).  I love the shape, and the 60s ness of it, but should have listened to my inner voice that said I needed to lengthen it.  I'm 5'9", and this is too short for me though it's blocked to the correct measurements. I DO think it would look fabulous with a high-waisted pencil skirt though, so maybe I'll finish it as is and just limit wearing it to that one look.

One of the reasons for not lengthening it was that I love the way the bobbles end right at the neckline, and I didn't want to break up that design element.

As you can see I am having some problems figuring out the short - rows on the neck-shaping.  They are rather inscrutable.  Anyone knit this and figured them out?
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3  Seaberry Shell... in Knitalongs by tigerlounge2000 on: April 19, 2007 10:50:09 AM

This isn't from the Twinkle book - it's a Twinkle design from the Summer 06 issue of IK - but I've loved this pattern for ages, and finally started it on a whim.  I am using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, three strands held together, on size 13 needles.  It look like each side will take about 3 balls, so thats 5-6 altogether.  My gauge is a little off --- the shell is slightly narrower and longer than called for --- but Im hoping for the best. 

I love the 60s ish ness of the design.  I see myself wearing it in with a pencil skirt and flats and a bee-hive (just kidding).  Oddly enough, it's taken a while for me to get this far -- the lace is deceptively simple.  I do most of my knitting pretty late at night, when I'm tired, and I keep tripping myself up on it.

Hope you like!

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4  Evening Vest in Knitalongs by tigerlounge2000 on: March 22, 2007 07:15:34 AM
I knew I didnt have the right size needles, but  I didnt realize how they wrong they were... turns out I was using a 15 instead of a 26!  That's what happens when you have a skein of Twinkle yarn, and are just itching to knit it I guess!  My Mum said I should just make it into a hat, but it's been ripped out and now that I finally have the correct needles I will start again...

The color is eggplant and it is a beautiful lush deep purple - exactly how it sounds I guess.  I think this vest will look spiffy over a chiffon-y dress, and wierdly the yarn doesnt feel super hot, so it could well be worn in summer.  Fancy that!

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5  My BBW shirt in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by tigerlounge2000 on: June 29, 2006 05:14:10 PM
This is a really easy sew... if you have basic knowledge you'll be able to do it... or if you have a grandmother / auntied who has basic knowledge!  The fabric is vintage 40s, I think some sort of rayon, it feels really nice...

No buttons yet, but that's what the weekends for! I"m thinking of making the mini-cape next, or maybe the city shorts....

What do you think?
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