Monday, March 3, 2008

An FO: Linea

I worked on this most of the spare time we had at Stitches West last week - was it really the week before already?! It still took me over a week more to finish. Argh, all that stockinette.

I love the lace part, which is made with just bamboo yarn. The stockinette part is made with bamboo and an elastic yarn held together, I guess to give the fabric more substance. I made the bodice a few inches longer. If I hadn't, it would have started mid-boob. Not a good look for me. The fabric is a bit thicker than I might have liked in this Florida heat, but I'll still wear it.......

Here's a picture of the lace close-up.
The first few repeats I didn't follow the instructions, so my top two holes of lace don't line up properly. Oh well, I wasn't about to rip it for a tiny mistake like that. Like, who's going to notice, right?
I didn't pick up as many stitches as the pattern calls for around the neckline. It was still too many and the rib fell forward (and backwards on the back), so you know what I did? I ripped it. Congratulations me on taking the plunge and correcting my work.
I couldn't wait to block it, so I wore it out to dinner Sunday night. The rib on the armholes turns under, but I'm sure a good blocking will fix that (I hope). Otherwise, I like it very much.
Pattern: Linea by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Rowan Bamboo Soft (9 skeins) Elann Esprit (2 1/2 balls)


IrishgirlieKnits said...

Love it!! Go Disco! Frogging back to make it fit just perfectly, which it does! Fabulous!!

Oh, and I had to bring Rowan in to see, and she said, "Go Posh. Look at her. Gorgeous!"

I know....eight days ago...when you coming back...hehehee! We miss you!!

Bezzie said...

Very nice!! And that knit up quick!

Thea said...

really pretty. enjoy!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

It looks great! Loved how soft that bamboo felt too when I was admiring it not so long ago.

ms. pixie riot said...

it's so pretty. and congratulations on the courage to rip back!