Saturday, August 04, 2007

Coachella = Complete

I finished up Coachella last night! I'm pleased to report that the halter modification went swimmingly, and I didn't even have to use elastic.


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I did three or so rows of ribbing at the top of the back, just to stop the curl. Shadkitty also did a halter version though, and she said she just repeated the twisted stockinette and didn't have any curling.


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Full disclosure: In this photo, the halter portion is pinned behind my neck. When I tried Coachella on immediately upon completion, it fit perfectly. Since I didn't wash it before putting it back on this morning, the yarn had stretched out of shape, making it just a little too big. I'm not too concerned about it, I think a wash will snap it back into shape.

This was fun to knit, and mostly just stockinette, which is nice when you want to knit, but not think about knitting. I love the finished product, too. This is the sexiest thing in my wardrobe right now! As such, I don't know how often I'll wear it, but it's nice to know it's there to fill that gap.
Details:
Pattern: Coachella by Fathom Harvill, Summer 2007 Knitty
Yarn: Berroco Suede, Maverick, 3 balls
Needles: US7 and US5

I casted on some toe-up socks today using my Lime Green Tofutsies! I only have a few rows, nothing picture-worthy yet. They'll be just plain old stockinette. I don't think my heat-addled brain can process much else.

8 comments:

Kristen said...

Niiiice! I think yours looks better than the one in the Knitty picture, personally. The color, maybe. And the cute braids :)

Amy said...

SO awesome! I love love love it. Congratulations!

Marlena said...

Thanks so much to you both!

Pioggia said...

Great idea! And you finished it really fast.

Felicia said...

It looks pretty awesome.

Cindra said...

Great sweater and it looks great on you.

toya said...

wow, Marlena, your cochella is HOT!
I love how it turned out

Marlena said...

Thanks, everyone! This is definitely the spiciest thing in my wardrobe!