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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…

12 responses to “Tuesday, November 8, 2005”

  1. Scout says:

    Ooooooh I likey!

  2. Kirsten says:

    It’s beautiful!!! Simply breathtaking! But then, I love all things green. And zippers. I adore sweaters with zippers.

  3. margene says:

    I wore my Ribby yesterday and decided I need to make a second one in a different color because it is so comfy and stylish.

  4. Barb C says:

    Really cute sweater!

  5. Becky says:

    Very, very nice! And why am I not surprised that it’s green? :-)

  6. Jennifer says:

    Lovely! I really need to get cracking on mine.

  7. claudia says:

    That knit is not only bossed around, it is beaten into submission.

    You are my hero.

  8. S.Kate says:

    Very “Half-Blood Prince cover” color – limaliciously green!

  9. Jamie says:

    Hi Bonne Marie,
    Just wanted to let you know that it was me waving hello to you at the B event at MF, I was wearing a turquoise top. It was cooling seeing you there amidst all the chaos, but not wearing anything knitted?…

  10. Allison SuperCrafty says:

    Beautiful! Thanks so much for posting pics of the finished work.

  11. Debbi says:

    Are these modifications included in the Ribby Cardi pattern you are selling? This version is *much* more appealing! I’m at that stage where cling *definitely* don’t mean a thing!

  12. Bonne Marie says:

    Hi Debbi! The only mod I made was I didn’t rib the sides…

    Otherwise, I followed the pattern exactly as written.

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