Monday, November 13, 2006

Another Sizzler!

Very easy to follow pattern and it turned out quite flattering I think. Definitely something that I'd wear regularly. I wore it over a white button down shirt on Saturday night - so it's pretty versatile. Very much disliked the yarn choice - the drape of the finished object was really nice - but the yarn is SUPER splitty. Blech.

YARN: SouthWest Trading Company's PHOENIX soy silk yarn in Really Red (4 skeins I think)
NEEDLES: Size 7 Knit Picks Options
SIZE: Large - 43.5" bustline

A few modifications I made to the pattern:
  1. Added an additional bust increase row
  2. Added an additional inch of knitting before splitting for the neckline. Now that I see it on I would have only added 1/2 an inch - because I'd have liked it just a little more open.
  3. Knit the seed stitch edging around the neck back and forth to create the keyhole effect.
  4. Didn't bother with the 1/2 inch seed stitch edge around the arms.


TheSteph said...

Looks really nice!

Hey, I think I have the same camera as you!

Christine said...

I love the way you did the neckline! I may have to try that on my 2nd sizzle