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1  Lily Go's Sunshine Top in Knitting: Completed Projects by Lisendral on: June 09, 2007 09:22:29 PM
Date Started: 25 May 2007
Date Completed: 05 June 2007
Pattern: Sunshine Top by Lily Go, pattern written for fingering or DK weight yarn in 40".
Yarn:SWTC Bamboo in Cobalt from DiscontinuedBrandNameYarn.com, about 3.6 skeins.
Needles:US6 Addi Natura (Bamboo) 32" circulars.
Modifications: I didn't get gauge, but the top-down construction of this top made it easy to modify and keep knitting until the raglan sleeves were wide enough. The pattern calls for 3/4 length sleeves, but I opted for a t-shirt length sleeve for summer wear. I added in short rows (1.75") to fit my bust. I also reduced the seed stitch cuff on the sleeves to 6 rows (from 3" as called for in the pattern).
Thoughts on the knit (or what I'd do differently next time): I don't like where the waist panel hits on me, but I suspect that has more to do with my rolly belly than the design. I'd also CO fewer stitches so the neckline comes up a bit further on my shoulders and turn the bottom hem into a shirt-tail hem with short rows.

The pattern was easy to follow and Lily sent out an errata as soon as she had one. She also offered to help with any aspects of the pattern that may have been confusing.

(Please don't mind my goofy smile)
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2  Re: Has anyone made the Knitty French Market Bag in Lambs Pride Worsted? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Lisendral on: June 01, 2007 09:50:28 AM
I made mine out of Cascade 220, and knit it on size 7 needles.

I know it's not LP Worsted, but it might help Smiley
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3  Re: Bad Penny and bamboo yarn? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Lisendral on: May 26, 2007 09:58:59 AM
SWTC Bamboo has 250 yds per ball (and they are dense balls), but it's still a HUGE amount in comparison to other bamboo yarns. It's DK weight, so keep that in mind for Bad Penny.

I just got some bamboo yarn from discontinuedbrandnameyarn.com (I think that's what it was), and the best way I can describe it (and it is SWTC, they just can't say it is) is a delicious combination between linen and silk. I'm looking forward to seeing/feeling how it knits up.

If you're looking for a bamboo blend, I loved working with Katia's Bamboo (60 bamboo/40 cotton). I made Magknits Ballet Camisole with it.

(Pardon me while I twitch at that being about 20 pounds heavier ago)
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4  My turn for Sahara in Knitting: Completed Projects by Lisendral on: May 12, 2007 11:36:32 AM

More information on my knitting blog.

The basics:
10 skeins of Shibu from Ella Rae in colorway 07, size 41"
Knit on US5 and US 4 needles - Knitpicks Options
Started 28 April, finished 11 May

Happiness level: ecstatic.

(Sorry for the non-smile. It was first thing in the morning, post-coffee, pre-breakfast... And there was a bird under the overhang.)
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