Monday, 25 June 2007

A Fabulous 4$ FO

Pattern: The Shopping Tunic by Twinkle, published in Vogue Knitting Holiday 2006, size small Yarn: 4 (42yrd) balls of Berroco X-Press - 60% merino 40% acrylic Needles: 10mm/24" Le Collection circular needles Modifications: After lurking around blogland I decided I wanted a tunic that was tighter and more dense than the ones I had seen. I chose to use #15 needles instead of the recommended #19. I didn't add pockets to keep it streamlined and made the collar smaller in length and circumference. I also knit the entire piece instead of purling, mentally switching the pattern. The persnickity knitter in me had to sub in matching decreases/increases also. Notes: This pattern is fantastically easy and satisfying. Need a gift in a matter of hours? Ply up a few yarns to achieve gauge and off you go! Watch out for a few more of these around christmas ;) I'm glad I chose my stash Berroco from Knit-o-Matic's gigantic sale, as this tunic cost me only $4 + needles. I feel compelled to mention, as I'm completely embarassed at the pictures, that I had a hell of a time getting a good one but even more so laughing at myself viewing them afterwards. I now understand why there are so many washroom mirror pictures, it's impossible to capture it all without looking like one's myspace wh*ring.
Here's lookin at you twinkle!

4 comments:

robin said...

Looks great! I also like the special effects you did on some of the pictures to make them look almost like paintings! Cool!

She'saCraftyOne said...

I love it! Could you send me the pattern? I can't find that issue in my stacks of knitting mags.

Team Knit ! said...

Thanks Robin!

Believe it or not, the special effect is actually from the camera on my phone! I reckon it's called Solarize? There is a similar effect in photoshop called "posterize" I tend to use that one a lot for making stencils as it takes the facets of color and makes them flat planes shown here!

Nadine Fawell said...

Hi Jen!

I love your Shopping Tunic - found you as I was trawling for FO pics. Did you re-math it and cast on more stitches to compensate for the smaller gauge, or maybe did you knit a larger size? I have some Jaeger Natural Fleece begging to become a shopping tunic and these are the questions that bother me...