Sunday, July 09, 2006
Pret a porter!
I am so glad I added the extra stockinette. I really didn't need the fifth lace repeat, as I needed more bra coverage than overall length. So, as suggested by Jacqui, and considering her warning that the front tends to pull up, I knit an extra inch of stockinette plus 12 short rows for the bust shaping. This worked out perfectly!
Like others, I absolutely hated picking up the armhole edging since it's such a small round to work ont, but at least it was over with quickly. It didn't roll too badly, and a light pressing with steam helped it stay in place. I also steam blocked the lace a bit so it would be more open. Not that I really want to show extra skin, but it draped more nicely and didn't bunch.
I'm really happy with the result and enjoyed knitting it. Thanks to everyone at the Lotus Blossom Tank KAL for tips, inspiring pics, and encouragement!
pattern: Interweave Knits summer 06
yarn: SWTC Bamboo, cobalt
size 5 and 6 Boye circulars
knit between...oh crap, I really can't keep track anymore. Probably three weeks, on and off?