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8.23.2006

FO - green gable


pattern: green gable from zephyr style
yarn: knitpicks main line in dusty lavender, just over 7 skeins (purchased 8 on sale for $1.97/skein)
needles / hook: US size 6 circs from my old boye set in the flowered case for the body, US size 4 circs (also from the flowered boy set) for the bottom ribbing, set of 4 10" US size 4 susan bates metal dpns, 29" US size 5 susan bates circ to try on the shirt as i went along, g/6 metal boye crochet hook to weave in ends
gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st on size 6s
size: size 36" bust
cost: $17.75 (for the yarn), including shipping
timeline: started 07.29.2006, messed up lace and started over 08.03.2006, finished 08.21.2006

changes: i pretty much followed the pattern as written. however, since i have a small waist, i did 4 total decrease rounds instead of just 2. i also spaced them further apart.

Removing sleeves:
...Continue knitting in the round until piece measures 2.5 inches from under arm seam.
Decrease round:
as written.
For Sizes XS(S, M) Only. All other sizes skip and move on to Round E.
Work three rounds in St st. Work decrease round.
Repeat these 4 rounds twice more.

the only other change was to knit in the round until the piece measured 14" from under the arm.

overall: i adore working on items that i can try on as i go. also, i liked working on the pattern in general (and the stockinette section was great to work on while watching tv, on the bus, or in the car). i probably wouldn't make another one of these, but thats mostly because it's the kind of piece that would stand out in my wardrobe. one is enough. i wouldn't mind making another one as a gift, though. all in all, i love the way it fits and feels. i'm goig to have to see how this yarn washes, but it was pretty nice to work with.

here's a good pic of the lace...


and the back. (excuse the mess.)


reason #344 why you shouldn't put your camera on the timer when there are other people in the house.

Comments:
Very Pretty! I love the color, and you were smart to space out those decreases- I added a few and spaced them as written, and it looks a little odd. Great job.
 
Nice job there! Looks really good on you! That last picture is pretty funny! :)
 
thanks a lot! it's really nice to finish something and actually want to wear it.
 
SOOO CUTE! You look great in that color! It looks like you have a ghost in the house. Careful, you'll become an urban legend!
 
It looks great! Nice fit and super color.I like your ghost as well :-)
 
your green gable is fabulous! I never really paid much attention to this pattern before, but yours looks really really nice.
 
That is gorgeous! The color you used looks great. I'm still finishing up one of mine that I had to completely frog and I did the same on the decreases.
 
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