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11  Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) in Knitalongs by landry on: July 29, 2007 08:57:10 PM

I finally finished my Butterfly!

Pattern: Butterfly (vest version), Rowan 37 magazine
Yarn: Jagger Zephyr Wool Silk in Mahogany colorway
Needles: US 6, 5, 3
Size: XS (though technically more like S due to 2 extra knit stitches added on either side)

I did a ton of research beforehand in Craftster, knitting blogs, anywhere Google could point me in regards this pattern! I've incorporated a lot of notes other knitters have made in their versions. For example, like Domesticat,  I did not make YOs or decreases at either edge unless they could be paired with corresponding decreases. And like Eunny Jang, I used the same yarn, needle size,  and full immersion blocking (with a little help from citrus-scented Soak). I did not use the waste yarn for grafting the hems; I just knitted and seamed normally. I also added 2 extra knit sts on either side to help with mattress stitching up the seams at the end after hearing what a bitch the seams were for other knitters. This was a significant help.  Overall, I'm overjoyed with how the project came out. Now if only I can find some decent pants or a skirt to wear it with... my pants in these photos aren't really cutting it

Thanks to my sister, Amy, for the photos.

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12  Re: Beaded Cami from Black Dog Designs in Knitalongs by landry on: July 14, 2007 02:09:33 PM
Sorry to hear that, mooncalf.  Undecided

Here's my progress thus far:

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13  Re: Summertime Tunic, IK Summer 07 in Knitalongs by landry on: June 10, 2007 07:50:10 PM
I just finished my tunic today.

Additional Photos:

Back View
Ribbon Detail

Some notes:

  • This was a super easy, mindless knit. I zoned off knitting the Stockinette St main portion while watching countless hours of Man vs. Wild and Reign the Conqueror.
  • I substituted the S. Charles Collezione Kyoto with Rowan Calmer in Drift. In retrospect, this was not a good idea. Although Calmer has a stitch gauge very close to Kyoto, it knits up more like a worsted weight rather than a DK weight. The result is something less drapey and slightly thicker than I would have liked . In short, I don't recommend using Calmer.
  • I used US 7s for the larger needles and 6s for the ribbing.
  • I didn't knit the front split pieces simultaneously by joining a new ball of yarn; I just finished one side and then worked on the other.
  • I originally made a turning row on the very bottom with the intention of hemming up the rolled bottom, but it turns out I don't mind the rolled bottom much, so I didn't hem it after all.
  • I used 1/4" ribbon doubled instead of 3/8" ribbon.
  • No beads. I'm not a bead kind of person. Smiley

Good luck to the rest of you on your tunics! I'll be sticking around some to look for some FOs. Cheesy
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14  Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) in Knitalongs by landry on: June 03, 2007 01:59:25 PM
Just posting another progress photo:

I finally got to the point where I have most of the lace pattern memorized - yay!
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15  Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) in Knitalongs by landry on: May 20, 2007 10:49:44 AM
Here's a photo of my progress on the frill:

I ignored the waste yarn step so I'll just seam the ends of the frills together at the end.
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16  Re: Summertime Tunic, IK Summer 07 in Knitalongs by landry on: May 12, 2007 08:13:04 PM
I love the soft green color you chose, nevergirl. Smiley

I'll share a progress shot too:

I didn't like just having the bottom roll up with the stockinette, so I purled a turning row an inch in to hem the edge up at the end.
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17  Butterfly One Skein Wonder in Knitting: Completed Projects by landry on: April 21, 2007 11:58:53 AM
I made my second one skein wonder (well, more like one and a quarter skein wonder) out of 2 hanks of Classic Elite Posh. I modified the pattern a little to add in butterfly eyelets.

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18  Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong in Knitalongs by landry on: April 15, 2007 06:35:08 PM
Got buttons!  Smiley

I like the color Urchin so much that I ordered a couple more skeins and am going to make the Twinkle Hoodie.
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19  Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong in Knitalongs by landry on: April 07, 2007 01:46:23 PM
Here's another BFC shot to add to the lovely bunch so far:

I did the English Shoulder Technique from the book for seaming the shoulders. I rather like the boxy shoulders since I have very narrow shoulders and I welcome anything that makes them look broader. The sleeves were done in the round to eliminate seaming. I am going to check out Britex in the city tomorrow to see if they have any buttons that come close to that purple, if not, I'll settle for black.
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20  Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong in Knitalongs by landry on: March 31, 2007 02:56:15 PM
*lol* I submitted a couple photos of my Balthazar Vest, but I doubt I'll win. Oh well, it's cool that the designer Wenlan Chia will look through everyone's photos though.  Smiley

I whipped up an Aspen Hat in under 2 hours with the remaining yarn I had left over from the Balthazar Vest. My sister helped shoot a photo of it on me even though I don't have any buttons for it yet.

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