Saturday, August 27, 2005

My Completed Crumpets!

She is finally done just in time to give away tomorrow! I'm not sure about the elastic inside and I rewove the ribbon about four times trying to find just the right look! I am so happy that she is done! Crumpets was a fun yet challenging knit - I learned bunches while making her. This may be the most complex project I have done thus far! :)

Technical specs: I used almost three skeins of Cotton Ease in Candy Blue. Did the picot cast on from Vogue Knitting (Boy was that fun - Not So Much!!!), made adjustments in the ties, and used more beads than the pattern called for - not sure how many but maybe 1 and a half times the amount. I swatched and then cast on for the 1 year old size - but as the bodice came together I realized this was going to fit a two year old! I adjusted the length to compensate. Lined the bodice with elastic. If I made this again I would possibly use a smaller size needle as she seems a bit loosely knit. I would also buy a longer length of ribbon than the pattern calls for. I'm not sure I'd use the Cotton Ease again as it was VERY splitty on the needles. Note to self - if you make this again make the ties way way longer than you think they need to be! I also added some clear nail polish on the ends of the ribbon to keep it from fraying (sometimes you gotta improvise at midnight!) ;)


At 8:41 AM, Blogger jackie said...

it looks fabulous, jennifer!i love the color you picked, and the clear beads are very dressy and sparkly with it, too! did you block this, or did the picot cast-on just lay flatter than my straight cast-on is laying?

At 2:18 PM, Blogger Sasha said...

Beautiful dress!))) I like it...


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