Sunday, July 29, 2007

Traveling Vines Camisole

Pattern: Traveling Vines Camisole, VK Sp/Su '04
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport (cream) 6 skeins
Needles: Addi Turbos US 3 and US 2

This yarn didn't really work with the cowl design, so I ripped it out and BO at the top.

When I tried it on, the neckline was too high, and I felt like I was being strangled, so I reworked the neck line again. When the pattern instructed BO for shoulders, I BO center stitches for neck and started short rows.

I used a US2 to do the finishing on the armholes.

I would have liked the body to armhole length to be longer. Instead of 11", maybe more like 13".
As you can see in the picture below, I'm wearing a tank top underneath...


KnitXcorE said...

it still looks good. i don't think i would have the patience to knit such a fancy stitch pattern into a garment. good job!

Laura said...

wow that's really cute! I like the lace pattern. I don't think I ever saw the original version, so I can't compare it to what you did, but I think your tank looks good on you!

Anonymous said...

Hi - I am trying to do the same modification of the neckline. What do you mean by short rows? did you bind off the center and keep knitting the shoulder stitches?

Obsessed with knitting said...

Yes. I bound off the center stitches. And then continued knitting the shoulder stitches (probably one side at a time) with short rows (wrapping and then turning) in order to get the gradual decrease. If you look closely at the picture it looks like I wrapped and turned after about 10-12 stitches - probably the number of stitches in the pattern repeat. Hope that helps.