Stacy Knits

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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Brace yourselves

Prepare for the shock. Are you sitting down?


I have a finished object. Yes, I actually completed, sewed in ends, and wore a knitted item. That's my first in a loooonnnnggggg time. I even wore it out last night!

I present to you, my latest Honeymoon Cami!
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Pattern: Knitty.com
Yarn: Berroco Cotton Twist
Needles: Size 5 circs
Notes: If you remember my first Honeymoon Cami, it was way too big. I've never worn it. I made the smallest size in that one, a size 32, and my bust is 31.5-32 (since I've lost about an inch in it with all this training I've been doing. Yeah!). Now granted, I don't look like a 32 bust in this picture. I'm a C cup so that clues you in to just how small my frame is and why I have so much trouble with the fit of knit patterns in the armholes and shoulders. So what I did was subtracted down another size, casting on 9 fewer stitches than the smallest size. Then I decreased a couple more times between the best and the armhole shaping to try to make that fit a little tighter. It's still bulky underneath the arms but isn't too bad. It fits much better, and I think I'll wear it often.

Now I guess I gotta get back to Apricot!


8 Comments:

  • At 1:17 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    Gorgeous! You did a great job. Looks so beautiful on you.

     
  • At 1:35 PM, Anonymous skylar said…

    I am so happy to see you've finished something! It looks great on you and the color is my fav. Great job Stacy! Keep up the great work!

     
  • At 7:15 AM, Blogger Lauren said…

    Well, don't you look fabulous! It is a perfect fit for you :)

    Fan fun with your lovely new knit!

     
  • At 11:03 PM, Blogger Gloss This said…

    It is so cute and gosh I am loving your hair!

     
  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger sarah said…

    It fits so well! And you really do look pretty in pink :) Get back to that apricot!

     
  • At 5:22 PM, Blogger goodkarma said…

    Yay! It's so pretty on you, both the color and the fit. You're a finishing superstar! :)

     
  • At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Juls said…

    yay! it's a way better fit than the last one and of course, you know I love that color!

     
  • At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Jessica Clark (golly.jess@gmail.com) said…

    Okay, this isn't about "Brace yourself" but I want to ask you about Simply Marylin and I have not clue how to reach you. So Please--PLEASE--answer back. I have been trying to figure this crazy sweater out for a month now (not ready to commit the yarn to the project until I have it all figured out). I can't get the suggested needles to make the right gauge. Duh, Am I retarded?

     

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