Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Shimmer Shrug

Shimmer Shrug Front 1

Yarn: Filati Lame SinFlex (60% Tactel, 40% Sinflex), color #006 - 2 balls (163yd [150m] / 20g)
Pattern: Japanese Pattern Book すてきなミセス Spring&Summer (Let’s Knit series 手編み大好き)
Needles: Addi Turbo US size 10 1/2 (6.5mm) / 24" (60cm) circular
Size: Sleeve to sleeve across the back 23"
Duration: 2007/07/20 - 2007/07/31

線材: Filati Lame SinFlex (人造纖維 60% Tactel, 40% Sinflex), 色號#006 - 2 球 (163yd [150m] / 20g)
圖樣: 美麗優雅風編織服飾設計26款 / すてきなミセス Spring&Summer (Let’s Knit series 手編み大好き)
針號: 6.5mm/60cm 輪針
尺寸: 背寬兩袖距離58cm
製作日期: 2007/07/20 - 2007/07/31

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This Sunday I will be attending my cousin Vivian's wedding reception in Chicago. Since nothing in my closet seemed to work (or look appealing at the moment...:D), two weeks ago I went out and bought a new dress. And to go with this dress, I decided to knit a shimmering shrug to glam it up a bit. This pattern is really simple, with only one easy lace pattern going throughout the whole garment. The difficulty lied with trying to knit slippery fingering-weight yarn with slippery chunky needles. I had such a hard time trying to do p2tog's and ssk's with the blunt tips of the regular Addi Turbo's. I basically had to break the p2tog's into a two step process similar to how you would do a ssk (i.e. slip the stitches over to the right needles so to loosen them up a bit, then insert the left needle into the stitches to do the p2tog.) It was so slow going, I almost regretted that I picked this yarn (or this project? Not sure...)

這個週末要到芝加哥參加堂妹維媛的婚宴. 看了看衣櫥, 實在是沒衣服可穿(或“想“穿... :D), 所以兩個禮拜前便買了一件新洋裝, 黑色細肩帶的. 買回家後想想, 覺得如果有條披肩來搭配應該不錯, 可是手邊有的顏色都不太適合. 翻書時看到這件小外套, 好啦, 就是它了! 圖樣非常簡單, 從頭到尾就是一個蕾絲花樣重複. 難在要用滑溜溜的粗針來織滑溜溜的細線, 要把那胖胖的針頭戳進兩個幾乎靠在一起, 緊貼著針的針目打併針, 實在是非常困難. 簡單的二上併一針也要分成幾個步驟來做 (先把兩針目滑到右針, 把針目弄鬆一點, 然後把左針插入兩針目來完成二上併針) 這樣織起來速度像龜爬一樣. 有幾次有點後悔, 不知是選錯線還是選錯樣子?...

Shimmer Shrug Front 2Shimmer Shrug Back
Shimmer Shrug Back HemFilati Lame SinFlex
Shimmer Shrug with Dress

This yarn is also stretchy and hard to keep shape. I blocked the pieces before seaming, and it still looks like it hasn't been blocked. The bottom edge of the hem still rolls inward although I stretched it out during blocking. I thought about adding either a ruffle edge or crochet one or two rows of sc border, but decided not to do anything yet. Well, first, I may not have enough time to finish it before Sunday. Second, I may not have enough yarn and I know I will be quite busy in the next few days that I won't be able to make a stop at the yarn store. So, this is it, for now. Although I wish the border/hem is more prominent, I think it looks okay this way too.

這組線蠻能撐的, 垂墜性很高, 但是織片的樣子儘管整型後仍不持久. 照片中是已經定型過了, 看起來還是像沒定型一樣. 定型時特意拉過了, 下襬的邊還是一直往內捲. 本來在考慮加個花邊或鉤個短針的邊, 想想還是暫時這樣就好. 一來, 我這幾天要準備打包出門, 很多事情要做, 要趕在星期六上飛機前做好, 不太可能. 二來, 剩下的線可能不太夠, 而我實在沒時間再跑一趟毛線店. 就先這樣吧. 本來希望緣邊寬一點, 花樣才看的清楚, 不過現在這個樣子也不賴啦.

Shimmer Shrug Sleeve

8 comments:

Tcknit said...

Nice! I like it!! It goes with the little black dress very well.

I like these shrug/bolero projects, but stick to one pattern and a big rectangle is very boring sometimes.

I should really make something to go with my dress too, but I was too lazy and it's too late for that now. Don't you wish you have a pair of "super quick" hands like Kelly or 紅豆.

西西 said...

你真的很會選線耶,我看你的作品真的都很美呢!太羨慕了啦!好喜歡哦!

Judy said...

Very pretty! It looks great in that color with the black dress. Great job! I ordered the Keitodama Summer '07 book!

handknit168 said...

the shrug is so beautiful and the yarn colour is so special.

瑪格 said...

線跟圖樣都選的好
很美呢~

zoe said...

好棒喔~~
這款我也打了,只是整件按照圖的針目打完之後.......
唉~竟然是太大件了,結局就是....拆啦
你可以想像我「搥心肝」的樣子嗎?哈哈
當然我也是被圖騙了,以為很簡單,
其實,真的是.....快不了
看了你的成品之後,我決定下週再拿起棒針和線,繼續與它抗戰~~

Anonymous said...

Hi Celia!

Very nice...Thanks for giving us a close up of the color and texture. It really dresses up a simple classic black dress! I have a hard time sometimes knitting w/metallic novelty yarns but you've inspired me to try it again sometimes :-) Hope you had fun at the wedding!

Happy Knitting!

Debbie

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