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Tuesday, April 5, 2005

ChicKnits New Threads Tuesday

Ribby’s got the FUNK!
Me & Bootsy singing “Hollywood Squares”

Ribby Cardi
Design: ChicKnits
Yarn: I Kettle Dyed Barn Yarn
Color: Cordovan & Blackberry
Gauge: 19sts/24 rows over 4″
Needles: #6 & #7
Type: Hand Knit

I have no idea when and where I got the CD but it’s called “Back in the DAY: the Best of Bootsy”

Hey, who’s Bootsy? The premier FunkoPhonic Bassist in the 70’s for James Brown, Parliment & the Funkadelics and then his own RUBBER BAND…

NOTES: becasue I wanted this as a *Work Jacket* instead of a regular cardi, I lengthened the body by 2 inches (taking approximately 75 extra yds of yarn) and I lengthened the sleeves by 1 inch (which takes about 20 extra yds). Translated to patterneese, that would mean an extra ball of 110yds/skein yarn! As a rule of thumb, it’s always a good idea to *get more* as in that extra ball as added insurance for the project…

I also *tipped* the collar with a little COLOR! I used about 6 yds of CHARTRUESE (but of course!) to edge the collar for a tonal LIFT!


You can see the kettle goodness of the dyejob here, too… the color is striated throughout – it isn’t nice and even but is nicer and uneven!

read the Ribby Notes HERE

20 responses to “Tuesday, April 5, 2005”

  1. Oozaroo says:

    Oh my goodness, gimme some Bootsy! I used to love Bootsy! I must have that CD!!


  2. froggy says:

    looks fantastic! love those colors together!

  3. Jackie says:

    Love it! The colors look great – the iPod is a nice touch ;o)

  4. Gina says:

    Excellent! I love those little touches on your patterns that make them very ChicKnits!

  5. carolyn says:

    amazing as always. :)

  6. claudia says:

    Owners of green iPod minis UNITE! The pop of color on the edges gives it that ever so slightly spring-like feel.

  7. Bonne Marie says:

    But of course! The Green Mini ROCKS! You know where you have to name your unit in iTunes? I almost named it Kermit but I opted for KEANU because I like to have my boyfriend with me at all times (am also green with envy over whoEVER is hanging out with the K, who is in Chicago making a movie…)

  8. Kristy says:

    Love it! That yarn is gorgeous!

  9. jackie says:

    Beautiful! Those colors look great together.

  10. margene says:

    Looooovve the green on the edge! Very hot!

  11. Beth S. says:

    That little touch of green really makes the sweater. And it looks fabulous on you! I really admire your color sense.

  12. Jennifer says:

    I love the way that yarn turned out it’s got such life. And that green is just the little unexpected little POP! that we’ve come to expect from our designing diva Bonne!

  13. Elizabeth says:

    It looks absolutely gorgeous… love the colors, and it looks so perfectly knitted. Just out of curiosity, where do you get your two-way zippers? I looked around for one when I made my Ribby but couldn’t find any…

  14. Donna says:

    Great ribbi!

  15. lynette says:

    i absolutely love it! the green-tipped color makes it pop!

  16. Silvia says:

    Glad to see you sneak some green into that loverly sweater! Fabulous.

  17. indigirl says:

    Bonne Marie, I think this is my all time favorite of your many incarnations of Ribby. I love the colors, the yarn, and of course the brilliant green on the collar. Gorgeous!

  18. grannyanny says:

    This is beautiful! That touch of green edging really makes it great.

  19. greta says:

    Wowzers…rockin’ sweater there Mizz B…the touch of spring green just MAKES it! Off to search for Bootsy….my ipod is jealous (perhaps it’ll turn GREEEEEEN and then I’ll be a kewl girl like you and Claudia ;)
    Thanks for including the yardage for the mods…love the longer look!

  20. Karen says:

    Gorgeous. I LOVE the green-tipped collar.

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