|I can't believe it's done! I finished Wednesday night, but the bind-off was too tight. I used a needle two sizes bigger to bind off, but that just wasn't enough. So out it came. I was determined that this would be something I could really use. I switched to size 8 needles (from size 5) and knit for two rows, then bound off with size 9. Then I put a crochet edging on the hem. I did a single row of crochet on the armholes and neckline. I ironed it and steam blocked it. Done! and Done!|
KAL for the Sexy Knitters Club
Picovoli by Grumperina
Size 5 Denise and Addi Turbo needles
6 1/2 balls Elann's Luna in Coppered Sienna
Modifications: More decrease rows, crochet around edges.
This pattern is easy to follow, although a beginner might need to learn some new techniques. The shaping is awesome. I love how this fits. The stitches are not neat and tidy, it has tons of flaws. The thing I really like about it is that I made it to wear under a rather dowdy cardigan and it is very sexy in contrast. For some strange reason I like wearing clothes that look very "teacherly." And it's even better if I'm wearing something very "unteacherly" under them. It amuses me -- kind of like my tatoos. People are usually surprised to find out that I have some.
So I finished before our trip, before the deadline. Woot! We are off on a motorcycle run called Tattoos and Blues. See ya'll when I get back. Hope all your Olympic knitting comes to a happy end.