Sunday, June 04, 2006

pattern details

Since it looks like there are some concerns about pattern details getting overlooked during voting (which ends tonight at midnight), I'm going to post them here. Note any that might alter your vote before you cast it! :)
Calla: calls for four to six skeins of Dale of Norway Svale (50% cotton/40% rayon/10% silk; 114 yds/104m), US 5 (3.5mm) needles, a cable needle, and stitch holders. Sizes XS, S, M,L, XL, XXL, and XXXL (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, and 44 inches, respectively). Finished measurements: 31, 33,34, 36, 38.5, 41, and 43 inches. Gauge: 22 stitches/30 rows per 4 inches (10cm) across the pattern.
Corset Pullover: calls for a discontinued yarn and recommends 15-23 balls of St. Charles Collezione Victoria (60% cotton, 40% viscose; 70 yds/63m/50g) by Tahki Stacy Charles as a substitute. Other materials: US 8 (5mm) straight, four double-pointed, and 16" (40cm) circular needles. Gauge: 19.5 stitches/27 rows per 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette; 21 stitches/30 rows per 4 inches (10cm) in twisted rib/purl stitch. Finished sizes: 33.75, 35.25, 37.25, 40.25, 43.75, and 46.75 inches, or 85.5, 89.5, 94.5, 102, 111, and 118.5cm bust/check circumference.
Hush-hush: calls for six to eight skeins of Halcyon Yarn Inc 3/2 Pearl Cotton, 180 yd per mini cone, US 2 (2.75mm) 36-inch circular needle, US 3 (3.25mm) 36-inch circular needle, 13 feet of 0.5-inch satin ribbon, thread, and a needle. Sizes S, M, and L. Finished measurements: 34" chest, 40" hip, and 31" length for S; 39" chest, 45" hip, and 32" length for M; 44" chest, 50" hip, and 33" length for L. Gauge: 31 stitches/39 rows per 4 inches in stockinette stitch.
Jacket with circle effect: calls for 250-350g of Alpaca and 250-350g of Safran yarns, 6mm straight and double-pointed needles and US 5 circular needle. Sizes S, M, L, and XL/XXL. A schematic is given with flat measurements. Gauge: 15 stitches by 19 rows with 1 thread of each yarn on the larger needle per 10cm x 10cm.
Lelah Top: calls for four skeins of Lopi lite or436 yds of your preferred worsted-weight yarn or anything else knitted to gauge, US 9 24-inch circulars, US 10.5 24-inch circulars, a stitch marker, matching thread, needle, and 0.75-inch elastic band (or preferred width). Made to your measurements; pattern is for M and L (the designer is a member of the SKC KAL, if that helps). Gauge: 8.5 stitches/12 rows per 2 inches.
Prosperous Plum Tank: calls for two skeins of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (80% pima cotton, 20% merino wool; 215 yds/100g), US 8 24-inch circular needle, US 6 24-inch circular needle, size G crochet hook, two stitch holders, and nine stitch markers (two in one color or type and seven of another). Finished bust size: 28 inches. Gauge: 19 stitches/17 rows to 4 inches on larger needles.
Razorshell Lace Cami: calls for two balls of Sirdar Snuggly four-ply (55% nylon, 45% acrylic; 50g/226m) for main color and one card of Rowan R2 Sparkle for contrasting color; and 3.75mm 16- or 24-inch circular and (optionally) straight needles. Size: XS/S (bust 30-34 inches); pattern gives notes for adapting to other sizes.
Shapely Tank Top: calls for five to nine balls of Alpine Cotton Hand dye DK by White Lies Design (100 yds per skein) or Cascade Pima Tencel (109 yds per 50g ball), US 6 needles, US 5 needles, and tapestry needle. Finished bust sizes: 36, 38, 41, 44, 46, 48, 50, 54, and 58 inches. Finished lengths from shoulder to hem: 20, 21, 21.5, 23, 23.5, 24, 24.5, and 24.5 inches. Gauge: 5 stitches/7 rows per inch on larger needles.
Tempting II: calls for four to seven balls of Rowan Camer (75% cotton, 25% microfiber; 177 yds/160m per 50g ball), US 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles plus a spare set that size or smaller, US 8 24-inch circular needle, US 8 32-inch circular needle, stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle, and Tri-Glide buckle. Sizes XS, S, M, L,XL, XXL, and XXXL. Finished chest measurements:30, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, and 52 inches. Finished lengths: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 26, and 28 inches. Gauge: 20 stitches/28 rows per 4 inches in stockinette stitch.
Sonata Crest of the Wave Tank Top: calls for four to six balls of Collection Sonata (100% mercerized cotton, DK weight, 22 stitches/4 inches; 50g/115 yds), less than one ball Collection Esprit in matching color, US 6 (4mm) 16-inch circular needle, multiple 16-inch circular needles in increasing sizes (this is how the shaping is achieved), and multiple colors of stitch markers. Finished sizes: 32-50 inches, customized based on number of pattern repeats. Gauge: 5.25 stitches per inch in stockinette on US 6 needles.
Tubey: calls for 10-15 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55% merino wool, 33% microfibre, 12% cashmere; 100 yds/90m per 50g ball) (if striped, 6-10 are in main color, and rest are 1-2 balls of stripe colors), US 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles, US 8 (5mm) 24- or 32-inch circular needle, stitch marker, split ring markers or safety pins, tapestry needle, waste yarn, and a crochet hook. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, and XL. Finished chest measurements: 27, 29, 31, 33, and 36 (stretches up to 40, 43, 46, 49, and 54) inches. Finished cross-back measurements (center of armpit to center of armpit): 19, 20, 21.5, 23, and 24.5 inches. Finished lengths: 22.5, 23.5, 24.5, 25.5, and 26.5 inches. Gauge: 20 stitches/24 rows per 4 inches in stockinette and 24 stitches/24 rows per 4 inches in 3x1 rib.
Waves: calls for three to four skeins of Rowan Calmer (175 yds/160m), US 7 (4mm) and US 8 (5mm) circular needles, stitch markers, and 2.5- or 5/8-inch buttons. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, and XXXL. Bust: 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, and 44 inches.

Hope that helps everyone decide who hasn't already voted! I think that in future KALs, providing this information should be part of the nomination process :)


Melissa said...

Good information to have, thanks!!
I would like to add that if anyone is interested in Tempting II, to buy one more ball than you think you need. I knit the medium size, and bought the recommended # of balls, and didn't have enough to finish the top part with the buckle. But other than that, it came out great!

Jeanie said...

Can Tempting II be made without the buckle? I'm wondering because if the sweater sits low on the shoulders, I would want to wear a lacy cami underneath to conceal my bra straps that would undoubtedly show if the sweater sits low on the shoulders as it appears to do and think that the buckle would sort of conflict with the lace cami straps and the overall look would be too busy.

Also, I wanted to mention that an economical substitute for Rowan Calmer is TLC Cotton Plus which is machine washable. I subbed the TLC Cotton Plus for the Rowan Calmer when I made my "Nothing But A T-shirt" sweater and it came out great!

I'll be honest though and tell y'all that my favorite pattern is the Sonata Top Of The Wave Pattern which calls for a super cheap yarn too!

Robin said...

I went ahead and marked up the changes to this pattern to make a size 34 - if anyone is interested in me posting that info, I'm happy to do so. (Not that it was hard or anything, but I figured I could save someone some time as I already marked it up.)