Thursday, November 22, 2007

Top 20 Nominations for January 2008

Hello all you sexy knitters! Today is a special day because it's time for the top 20 nominations for the very first SKC KAL in 2008! Hooray!

The top 20 nominations are determined by your nominations and how much positive feedback each nomination post receives. Unfortunately, we can only accept 20 nominations at a time for voting purposes. We're very sorry if the pattern you nominated was not chosen this time. Please don't take this personally, and please, if you strongly believe in a certain pattern, definitely nominate it again next time!

Without further ado, the nominees are:



  1. Matilda Jane from Ysolda

  2. Snow White from Ysolda

  3. Dahlia from Winter 2007 Knitty

  4. Abotanicity from Winter 2007 Knitty

  5. Tilted Duster from IK Fall 2007

  6. Gathered Pullover from IK Winter 2007

  7. Something Red from Wendy Bernard at Knit and Tonic

  8. Flair from Wendy Bernard at Knit and Tonic

  9. Bella Paquita from Marnie MacLean

  10. Giselle from Marnie MacLean (available at StitchDiva)

  11. Drops Jacket 103-1 from Drops Design

  12. Drops Cardigan 88-4 from Drops Design

  13. Deep V Argyle Vest from Eunny Jang

  14. Drops Cable Bag 98-54 from Drops Design

  15. Blanche by our very own SKC member Just Call Me Ruby

  16. Chinese Lace Pullover

  17. Daliet Blouse (and here)

  18. Juno from Rowan #40 Booklet

  19. Cable Collar Cardigan

  20. Military Cardigan from Veronik Avery's book "Knitting Classic Styles"

  21. So pick your favorite and be ready to vote when our poll is up, in the next couple of weeks! Happy Perusing!

    12 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    I'm already knitting the Drops Cardigan so if it's chosen I'll add my pics. My other choice, which I might not have time to do, is Bella Paquita.
    I'll have to figure how to make my google acct work if I participate.
    Gillian

    luckylily said...

    Bella Paquita!

    Sherri said...

    I thought I wanted to make the Bella Paquita, but after contacting Marnie about how I would need to modify it to fit, and how to make it look like hers on Ravelry ... WAY to much work involved ... WAY TO MUCH!!!

    Keri said...

    Bella Paquita - I'm interested in seeing how people modify it to stay ON the shoulders.

    Susan said...

    I think the Chinese Lace Pullover, Military Cardigan, and Snow White are gorgeous patterns that I hadn't seen yet. I think there's some really great choices this knit-around. lol

    A Lost Wanderer said...

    I'm in the process of joining SKC. My vote is for the military cardigan all the way! I love the detail. I think it will be a really interesting knit and I would wear it all the time. Its gorgeous.

    Sherri said...

    This is the question I sent Marnie about the Bella Paquita:

    I love, love, love the pic you have up on Ravelry of this top and I was wondering what modifications you made to it to get it to fit like that. Also, I am an approx 40" chest, but the rest of me is about a size 6, and I have a long torso ... can you suggest a size? And do you think I will need to lengthen the top part to accomodate the empire styling? Any suggestions you can give would be VERY appreciated. TIA! ~ Sherri

    This is what she answered:

    Hi Sherri, I simply sewed a dart into the lace to make it lie flat.

    As for fitting your shape, you'll have to do a lot of mods. I would work the chest size that will fit you best and then decrease for the torso. Personally, if I were you, I would change the side shaping to body darts. When there is a substantial difference between chest and waist, side shaping can make weird little puckers, while spreading the shaping out over more points, like with body darts, will produce a more tailored appearance.

    Hope that helps, ~m

    Probably more than you all wanted/needed to know, but maybe it will help your decisions ...

    KnitaSaur said...

    I just sent in an email to join . . . I'm in love with a lot of the choices! I just hope I'm not in over my head--I just started knitting in August, and am not very quick yet.

    Just call me Ruby said...

    Just wanted to say I'm giddy with excitement at being nominated. Its so thrilling you can't imagine. If you have any questions about Blanche let me know.

    Ruby xx

    Jamie said...

    I pick Giselle or Something Red. I am looking forward to a new year of knitting.

    Lisa said...

    So many beautiful patterns.....

    Anonymous said...

    Giselle. Oh my god. The versatility of a wrap. I love the romance of it: It could be done in a lace weight mohair (regauged for Rowan kid silk haze?) for a slinky, sexy, diaphanous top. sexy sexy sexy, movement movement movement, va-va-voom!