Monday, March 16, 2009

Beautiful Dawn...

I love this yarn and I love this knit! Aren't you glad when all things work out as planned?!

ZickZack Tunic

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Pattern: Zickzack Tunic by Melissa Wehrle Interweave Knits Spring 2009
Yarn: Dawn 2 ply. 10 balls in brown. I knit the 36 1/2" giving me 1" negative ease (the pattern does recommend positive ease...but you know how that usually doesn't work out for me;) I did use the lengths in the 39" size.


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I love this tunic! It is just what I was going for. The yarn is absolutely fabulous to work with and feels so nice against the skin. Silky and soft. I decided to knit negative ease on this one. Once wet, the pattern could really be stretched out. I did no pulling to show the lace pattern. I just layed it out wet and pinned it down. I could have really stretched it out if I needed to. After knitting the cowl neck and arm holes I gently steamed them with an iron so that they would drape nicely.

I know you are loving my green bracelet...another one of Heathers creations from friday night knit and chat. You request green...and she makes it....I just love her bracelets! Wait to you see the other one I got...but I need to knit the matching sweater first;)

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I ended up using 5 buttons because mine were a little small. I like the odd number.

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The pattern is well written. This is not the first Melissa Wehrle pattern I have knit...there was the kimono I test knit for Sundara a few years ago. I really love her patterns, they suit my style.
This knit will be on disply at Shall We Knit for a while...then it will come back home for some serious wearing;)

24 comments:

Virtuous said...

SQUEE!!! I freakin' love it too!!!!

I looks FAB and you cranked it out so fast!!

Great knit garment added to the closet!

yeah but not really said...

Wow, this is a really great piece! Love the yarn color too and the buttons down the side are tres chic!

Gosia said...

You look wonderful!! great!!! Love the yarn color too...

Stephanie said...

Wow. You knit at the speed of light! Gorgeous and I love the brown.

sue said...

It does look fantastic on you, perfect color and style. You must be wanting to wear it all the time.

Anonymous said...

Very nice ! Love the color

Brenda said...

That is one outstanding piece. It looks fabulous on you.

grumperina said...

I love, love, love the way this sweater looks on you! I hope it comes back in time to get some serious spring/early summer showing off!

emileeknits said...

That's adorable! I'm not usually one for sleeveless knits, but I'll have to give that pattern another look.

peacockchic said...

oh man that is FANTASTIC!!! I love it!! If I didn't have so much of a pooch I would totally knit that. GORGEOUS!!

Karen said...

Oh, I love how that turned out! And I really like the 5 buttons.

tentenknits said...

so beautiful!! i really do love it!

Kathy said...

Beautiful!!

Melissa said...

It looks wonderful on you! And thanks for the compliment :)

R a i n said...

WOW that's breathtakingly gorgeous! I'm so glad to have come across your blog today - it's lovely!

WandaWoman said...

Cute, cute, cute! This knit really works for you. I adore it on you!

Rebekah said...

this looks absolutely fabulous on you! Love the color, the pattern, the fit...everything!

mle said...

soooo gorgeous on you!

emy said...

Very inspiring!

Denise said...

I LOVE this, looks so good on you and I love the brown. I wanted to knit this when I saw it too but our summers are so hot I would probably wait til Fall before I really got serious about it.

passingdowncrazy said...

Fabulous! It looks amazing on you too. I hope it doesn't have to stay on display for long. Can you borrow it on weekends???

Thea said...

perfect. This is so gorgeous. Hope you get it back from the LYS soon to wear....

Anonymous said...

This sweater is gorgeous and has inspired me to make the same one for myself! I am ordering the pattern now. Thanks for sharing!

Maryse said...

Wow! Great choice of color! It's gorgeous!