Tuesday, August 16, 2005

As promised...

Here are a couple of modelled pics of Peace. Sorry no head shots this morning - was still in a state of "bed head". Anyhow, as you can see, she's a wee bit on the tight side. It actually fits quite like the Rowan photo but I was going for something with slightly more ease.

Stand back folks - those buttons could pop at any moment. ;-)

It doesn't look terribly bad unbuttoned but as soon as I start moving about, the gap widens considerably. The color in this photo is the "most true" - the buttoned shot came out a bit too glaring.

Project Specs:
* Peace - Rowan, Mag. No. 25 designed by Kim Hargreaves
* I knit the second size and used approx. 7.5 skeins (115m/skein) of Rowan Cotton Glace (100% cotton) in Spice (color discontinued - I got mine from Janette's Rare Yarns on eBay)
* The stockinette on Peace was broken up by tons of shaping - I didn't particularly care for the look of the K3togtbl decrease but in the end, I no longer notice it and, quite frankly, I don't know of a subsitute that would achieve the same darted effect without changing the gauge.
* I made no modifications to the pattern - just knit it through as is.
* If I were to make this cardi again, I would plan ahead and do a 3 needle bind off or grafting on the shoulder seams - I found my shoulder seam to be a bit bulky when sewing in the set-in sleeve.


Blogger Dani said...

Love it! That looks so beautiful on you ... I like how it fits, you have such a perfect skinny hourglass shape for that!

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Diana said...

Very very pretty. I like the fit too, maybe it will stretch a bit with wearing?

I am way tempted to go over to Janette's and pick up some cotton glace for this sweater!

8:28 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! And to me, the fit looks perfect!

10:18 AM  
Anonymous adele said...

I think it looks great. I personally think it fits just right!

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Janine said...

It looks great on you . I can't see the extra pounds :-)

1:30 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Vicki, this cardigan is amazing! I just love the way it looks on you--very flattering. Those button holes are awesome. What a great FO! ;)

1:33 PM  
Blogger jacqueline said...

the cardi is fantastic and you look amazing. i really like how it fits you actually. you are going to get so much wear out of it.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Amelia said...

I think that it looks great. My friend Jacqui has started hers so I shall send her to have a look at yours. It's hard to see from the photo quite how tight it is, but it's clearly meant to be very fitted.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous anna said...

oh wow - looks AMAZING on you... i think you should wear it and see how you feel cuz from here, it looks great.

4:38 AM  
Blogger Lynne said...

You are hitting the spot with your little jackety/cardigan things! That looks absolutely fabulous on you! Curves in all the right spots.

4:40 AM  
Anonymous li said...

love it. very flattering and great color.

5:47 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

It looks fantastic, and the colour is beautiful! :)

8:17 AM  
Anonymous margene said...

Very nice looking and so chic! Enjoy.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Felicia from sweetgeorgia said...

Oh! Perfect fit! It's beautiful! I have a copy of this pattern and also a bag of Cotton Glace in the stash (also from Jannette) -- may just have to cast on for this!

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Becky said...

I think that looks fabulous on you! The color is perfect as well. Very va-va-voom!

10:34 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Ok Vicki... I think that you really have lost it! It fits you perfectly in that photo. You are going to have to bring it over so I can have a look at it. It could ease off a bit with wearing it. I absolutely, 100% think it is drop dead georgeous on you!!!! No doubt about it.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

wow...that came out gorgeous! I love it!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

I think it looks wonderful and very hip and stylish. I just love Rowan and you knit it and wear it well.

7:33 PM  
Blogger yahaira said...

That color looks delish and I think the top is extremely cute. I wouldnt change a thing

1:19 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Ooh La La! That looks perfect on you! Love the color too. I eyed that color a few times myself. Looks like you've made some other great Janette buys too! I have some Felted Tweed in that color - love it.

You can always wet block a touch of ease across the bust, but it looks perfectly tailored to you.

7:32 PM  
Blogger eastern white said...

fabulous! beautiful cardi and great color!!

10:11 AM  

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