a caffeinated knitter who often knits furiously at midnight in a futile attempt to make a dent in her rapidly growing stash...
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Long Lacy Vest 長蕾絲背心
線材: Filatura di Crosa Brilla (58% 嫘縈, 42% 棉), 色號#311 黑 - 8 球 (120yd [110m] / 50g) 圖樣: 柳屋/樂天市場免費圖樣 針號: 可樂 6/0 3.5 mm 鉤針(織主體下半與裙緣編)，可樂 5/0 3.0 mm 鉤針(織主體上半與袖緣編) 尺寸: 胸圍 88 cm 製作日期: 2008/07/13 - 2008/07/24
Yarn: Filatura di Crosa Brilla (58% viscose, 42% cotton), color #311 Black - 8 balls (120yd [110m] / 50g) Pattern: Free pattern from Yanagiya's Weekly Newsletters Hooks: Clover 6/0 3.5 mm crochet hook (for bottom 1/3 of the main body and hem ruffles), Clover 5/0 3.0 mm crochet hook (for top 2/3 of the main body, v-neck ruffles, and sleeve edging) Size: Chest circumference 34 5/8" Duration: 2008/07/13 - 2008/07/24
It's finally done! This is the only one that I have very very much wanted to make ever since I started subscribing to Yanagiya's weekly newsletters. Every week they will send three free patterns for knitting or crochet, with a bunch of other links and promotional information on yarn and other crafty items. This one I believe was from last November. And it is for these wonderful freebies that I continue to subscribe to the newsletters. Otherwise the newsletters would have been totally useless since they are all in Japanese, and they don't ship outside of Japan even if I wanted to buy yarns. Oh, how I wish they would ship to US, cause some of those yarns are so yummy!
原圖樣照片，不錯看吧？！ Original pattern photo, pretty cute, huh?!
Kelly also made this top. She did such a great job, hers looked so much better than mine. I think Brilla may be a bit too heavy for this design. When I first finished this top, the size was exactly the same as the pattern, which is perfect. But as I wear it, it drapes and stretches, and it becomes too long. I did make and use the belt as called for in the pattern, but it just creates more bulk around the waist. To make it work, I think I need a wide belt, maybe even one of those kimono-sash type of belt, to define the waist. Or maybe the point is, I should continue to work hard and loose some weight, hahaha...