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Thursday, January 17, 2008

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this day in History:
1938: First jazz concert at Carnegie Hall
1949: The first TV sitcom debuts
1820: Anne Bronte is born
1899: New land speed record is set in a automobile…

2008: BB’s Beryl hits the catwalk…

Well! No speed records were set in the knitting of this garment, but VOILA! The Selkirk Beryl is finished! And it was FAST! Beryl #3 took a little over 4 weeks to knit; 4 skeins of yarn in Forest Brown and 4 brass buttons, more from my last rendezvous with Tender Buttons.

This sweater is incredibly light; it weighs about 14 oz. which is another plus in my book for the yarn used. Yarns in this gauge group (18/24) can be very heavy and dense. If you compare what we have in hand-knitting with what is out there in the commercial world, you see a big difference in hand and weight. IMHO, the Retail Rack has access to lighter, loftier, softer yarns

22 Responses to “Thursday, January 17, 2008”

  1. Lisa says:

    Very very pretty!!

  2. bellamoden says:

    That really looks great! I love the contrast between the ultra-modern shape and the more…. old fashioned? Feel of the mottled yarn. The neutral looks great! Better than I expected, too.

  3. Kim says:

    Loooove it – even more than when I first saw this pattern. I’ll be adding this to my queue!

    And… I’m right with you on steaming. If I don’t need major shaping, I like it much better than wet blocking.

  4. Kim says:

    Loooove it – even more than when I first saw this pattern. I’ll be adding this to my queue!

    And… I’m right with you on steaming. If I don’t need major shaping, I like it much better than wet blocking.

  5. Kim says:

    Loooove it – even more than when I first saw this pattern. I’ll be adding this to my queue!

    And… I’m right with you on steaming. If I don’t need major shaping, I like it much better than wet blocking.

  6. Mary says:

    Beautiful sweater/model/photo! I especially love the sleeve length. B-R-A-V-AAA!

  7. Dana Franchi says:

    Nice job, it looks great!! I’ll have to scope out a scuncii cuz my wimpy little steamer isn’t cutting it.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Gorgeous! Another one in the success column.

  9. Emily says:

    Another great one, Bonne Marie!!

  10. Carol says:

    Fabulous! Love it, love it, love it!

  11. Tracey says:

    I have to say, seeing it done in an earthy tone, I really like this pattern more than I did at first glance. It was a bit to modern for my tastes in the blue, but brown, wowsa! OK, that ones going in the line up as well.

  12. Pam says:

    Seeing this sweater in this neutral, earthier yarn moved me from the “nice sweater” camp to the “buy the pattern now” group. Like most of your designs, it’s interesting but also wearable!

    You might even convert me to steaming before I sew ;-)

  13. Kelsey says:

    Wow. That sweater is just gorgeous.

    It looks great on you! You look like you have that finished-object glow.

  14. PJ says:

    If you can’t find a replacement steamer, try the Rowenta professional iron – love mine!

  15. Mandella says:

    Great and very flattering cardi. The colour looks really good on you.

  16. Karen B. says:

    Another beauty from the hands (and mind) of Bonne Marie, who shows us exactly how it’s done! Love it.

  17. Wanda says:

    I may have to move towards a steam iron vs. blocking. I found blocking a cardigan knit in one piece a bit difficult to block. This may be the best method for me.

    Lovely Beryl btw. A beautiful design.

  18. Laura says:

    I really like it! (But I have 5 more Ribby Cardis lined up to knit for daughters and daughters-in-law… still, it wouldn’t hurt to get a pattern for me, would it?)

  19. lisa says:

    Wow – looks awesome lady!!!!!!!!

  20. Sonya says:

    Steam all the way!!! And I love that color.

  21. claudia says:

    Such a pretty thing.

  22. Gina says:

    Your heathery Beryl looks wonderful!

 
 
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