Friday, May 19, 2006

A very late start

~ 6" long

I started Orangina last Saturday. I doubt that I'll be finished by the end of the month. This will be my second major lace knit (the 1st being Branching Out). I think it will be a very sexy top once completed. I love seeing all the completed FOs!

Question: How much ease is there in the finished project?


knitncycle said...

Hey! Looks great so far! I responded to your question about ease on my blog( in response to your comment) in the comment section. I thought I'd drop a note here too. I'm not sure of how much ease was designed into the garment. I'm an actual 32in bust and knit mine in 100 percent cotton. Since my only experiences with cotton have been that they seem to grow a bit after blocking, I chose to knit the closest to my bust size. My first try on pre blocking was a little body skimming but after blocking it relaxed and fits perfectly. I'd recommend you follow your true bust size and measure like your measuring for a bra. Take what would be your band size as your actual bust. This has generally worked for me unless the pattern had specific notes about ease. Sorry to be so long winded! Can't wait to see your finished product!

smokey said...

Hi, I totally understand your question. I actually asked the same thing a few weeks ago. If you go to the SKC blog and do a control/F and search under Smokey, you'll see my query. In reading the comments, I think I only got one that addressed it specifically. The response was pretty similar to what knitncycle said. I think I went with something similar. Almost all of the comments I read by folks who completed their orangina say that they wish they had made it smaller. I think, in part, this is a function of the fact that if you use 100% cotton, it really is sure to grow. Additionally, shells like that aren't meant to be super baggy.

Good luck! I'm only about 13" into mine, so still have an entire other half and some ribbing to go!