Monday, September 11, 2006

My SKB


Well, here is what I have of my SKB. I am using Tilli Thomas in Aqua Zing and I love how this fits. It is perfect. I added two inches after the join so that the lace fell in the right place. I also added about 10 extra rows at the end so it would not be too short for me. I think I must have a long torso, because I have to do this with almost everything I knit. I also ran out of both skeins of Rock Star and I haven't even started the sleeves! I wasn't happy about that because I had to order another skein from kpixie.com and it is $38 a skein. Yikes. The remainder of my last skein is sitting on my hand. I am making the long sleeve version. This is going to have to sit until my Rock Star arrives and it is going to drive me crazy!

11 comments:

Wendy said...

I think it looks fab with cap sleeves (although I know you don't want to leave it that way)...! So pretty.

Yarn It said...

It does look fab with cap sleeves, huh? I don't want to leave this one that way, but now that you mentioned that, I will probably have knit ANOTHER one in the spring with cap sleeves! Great idea.

Jeanie said...

I love it with the cap sleeves too! It's fabulous!

amy said...

That looks so lovely. I think I'm also going to add extra length after the join because it seems like the lace will be too high on my chest. I was worried that it would look odd being inches below the V, but it looks great on yours so I can feel good about doing the same :)

Pixiepurls said...

it looks wonderful, it fits just like it should. I'm worried about my yarn too :( How many skeins did you use of the pure and simple?

Yarn It said...

Pixiepurls - I used 1.5 skeins of pure and simple so far. So I have 1.5 left. I think it will be plenty for the sleeves. It better be, or the cost will be way beyond what I expected!

Michelle said...

Wow I love that color! It would be really cure for summer with the cap sleeves!

Tcknit said...

I love your SKB, that's it, I'm going to order some of those gorgeous Tilli Tomas!! I'm usually a purple/mauve person, you inspired me to go with that Aqua Zing. Are you making the XS size? It looks perfect fit on you. I hope mine will turn out to be as nice as yours.

Yarn It said...

tcknit - I am making an XS. It has turned out to be the perfect fit. I debated between that and the small, but since the TT yarn has a tendency to stretch I felt I would be safer with XS.

Anonymous said...

I am not a (registered) sexy knitter, but for the record, seeing this top with cap sleeves actually makes me want to knit this. I wasn't going to, but it works really well with the slight sleeves!Great job!

Nancy said...

I think the cap sleeves look fantastic! I wasnt even considering this pattern till I saw your photo.