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Tuesday, November 8, 2005

ChicKnits New Threads Tuesday


Ribby Cardi
Pattern: Chic Knits
Designer: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: GGH *Samoa* from SuperCrafty
Color: Sage Green overdyed with Procion MX Bright Green
Gauge: 19sts/24rows over 4″
Needles: #5 & #6

Just in time for the flirtatious atmosphere of (tickle me WARM tickle me COLD) November – the Green Cotton Ribby finally hits the Runway!

Ribbing just in the middle of both the arms and body sections makes a more relaxed shape – really cool if the cling don’t mean a thing in your world… I think I’m going to run some more brown stripes up the ribs closest to the zipper for a little sporting amusement…

ZIPPER? My original plan was for a button band – I made a vertical one and didn’t do the right size buttonholes for the buttons I was planning on using so Off with Its Thread! and on with a Zipper – which I prefer – I am wearing this to work in and it behaves much better for my purposes with that closure’s flexibility. To get the button bands off, I also had to frog the collar I had on it – which I wasn’t totally in love with… I AM in Love with this mock turtle tipped in Brown – which I then added to the edges of the sleeves in a wider band. They are now quite long, but I think I’ll get over it :)

And because I just can’t seem to leave a pattern or yarn in its original state (yes! even my own designs), I overdyed the entire thing (pre-brown yarn & zipper) in a frenzy during the World Series Playoff with a load of Procion MX dye in Bright Green. NOW it’s exactly the shade of my very favorite T-shirt and Heaven Help the Mister that sits between me and my Ribster on the #66 – shades not included…

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