Monday, May 22, 2006


Pattern: Green Gable by Zephyr Style

Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Wild Sage CW-360

Start: May 1, 2006

Finish: May 12, 2006

Modifications: I listened to some of the suggestions on the KAL and decided to incorporate some increases just before the arms were seperated. I completed 3 more increase rounds for a total of 6 additional rows overall. Looking back on it, I think I could have done without these. Because I felt like I'd be swimming in the finished product, I also added some waist shaping. (I didn't have anyone to help out with the photo shoot. It's impossible to get a shot of your side by yourself!) Just after the short rows (3 sets to accomodate the bust), I began to decrease 1 st each side every sixth row. I think I did this three times. Then, I decreased 2sts each side once I was 5" from the separation of the arms. I knit for two inches straight and increased 2 sts each side every six rows five times. This added a nice amount of shaping. I tried it on pre-blocking and the fit was perfect. I blocked it and it was HUGE! So, once it was mostly dry, I tossed it in the dryer for about 20 minutes and that did the trick! I'm happy with the outcome. I think if I make it again, which I probably will because it was such a quick knit, I'll omit the 3 increase rounds I added before the separation of the arms.

Pattern Rating: 9.5 - Just because I feel there wasn't enough waist shaping, but that's totally a personal preference.

Yarn Rating: 10 - I love this stuff!!! And I haven't had many good experiences with cotton in the past.

Would I knit this again?: Most definitely!
Keyhole detail

Just after completion (before sewing in the ends)

Duplicate post on my blog.


Blogger gleek said...

looks lovely kim! i'm also doing short rows to accomodate my bust. did you follow a certain method for yours?

5:35 PM  
Blogger kim said...

I actually did. I used the Japanese short row technique. I posted the link in a previous post. I can't remember exactly what it is but I referenced the blog NonaKnits. I'm sure if you google it, you should be able to find it. She acutally explains 3 methods of short row shaping with excellent visuals. You should check it out!

5:43 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Looks great! Fab colour, and the keyhole detail is really cute!

11:57 PM  
Blogger Cindy M said...

WOW. That picture looks like it should be on the cover of a magazine! Just lovely on you and beautifully executed.

2:37 AM  

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