Friday, September 23, 2011

FO Friday

I am riding high on the finishitis wave, and milking it for all it's worth. This is the item that started the finishing mojo going: my Simple Knitted Bodice by Stephanie Japel. I started it last September and abandoned it in January with just a sleeve and a half to go - not much work considering that I made the short-sleeved version! I was able to complete it in just a few evenings and now I'm looking forward to wearing it if we can just get some cool fall weather already!

I just committed a major knitting sin/crime by posting a picture of an item before blocking it.

I made several modifications to the pattern as I went. After initially following the pattern instructions regarding the length (even binding off), I decided that it was too short, so I ultimately frogged the bind-off and lengthened the body by about three inches. I picked up for the collar and finished it before starting the sleeves. I omitted the sparkly contrast yarn and just let the heathered raspberry color speak for itself. I ended up using just over 3 skeins of Cascade 220 (about 715 yards) which is amazing considering I added the extra length. I have almost 2 full skeins left over which will make another nice project or two.


  1. How lovely! I have a link party at my blog right now. I would love it if you linked up one of your projects. Have a nice day!

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the colour and the overall shape is lovely!

  3. Lovely! I have always liked that sweater, just doubt I have the body shape to wear it!

  4. Pretty! Are you going to do a modelled picture? It looks like it would be totally cute on!