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Thursday KIPKIPKIP 2144 W Division Letizia’s 7-9pm


Another day. Another opp to dress the Mannequin and play in Photoshop!

The Truffle colored CeCe is joined!
It’s grown about an inch beyond that point
and is moving right along.

To tame the multitude of stitches a whole sweater at a time requires, at Chez Chic, a little trip to the needle stash. I have acquired several pairs of 24″ Inox circular needles over time (multiple hats anyone?) and am using 4 needles just like you would a set of double points.

The first needle holds the stitches of the Right Front and 1/2 of the Right Sleeve. Needle #2 holds the stitches of the other half of the Right Sleeve and all the way across the Back and through the first half of the Left Sleeve. The third needle holds the last half of the Left Sleeve and the Left Front. The 4th needle is the working needle.


During the knitting itself, the entire piece sits in my lap while I work the sections, one at a time. The non-working sections are out-of-the-way and their needle just collapses and folds under the pieces, no poking.

After the yoke has become a more manageable size, I go back to just one circular needle to the end.

[Could this mannie be whispering, “Finish me already!”]


For a delightful morning (or afternoon) treat, fix yourself a cuppa and enjoy a deliciious TRUFFLE!

Mademoiselle Fluffa! has finished her CeCe and it, like the lady herself, is delectable! Impeccable!


11 responses to “Thursday KIPKIPKIP 2144 W Division Letizia’s 7-9pm”

  1. Becky says:

    Thanks for the mention, Miss B-M. And hey…this is a good tip. I had all my stitches on one needle and even though I was able to work it easily, it was a wee tight the first few rows. I’d like to use this method in the future…

  2. Tracey says:

    Bah! bind off right there and call it the CeCe corset top. Very sexy.

  3. leslie says:

    Mademoiselle Fluffa did an awesome job on the sweater and her photos were really great! Plus she certainly has a very nice figure to show off her knitting! I have yet to start the CeCe, but will try this winter. But hope is dimming for much knitting, as I’m about to begin a huge kitchen remodel and who knows when I will have a chance…

    Love the new pattern, its very tempting. I also love the photos and the Mannie that wants the current CeCe done and looking forward to the next style you will be whipping up.

    Later, hope all is going well for you and yours.

  4. Karen B. says:

    I like the CeCe corset idea :o}

    BTW, I was playing around with PhotoShop for a similar effect the other day. Great minds?!

  5. Jennifer says:

    CeCe is looking fantastic!

  6. Karen says:

    Geez, I wish I had done that rather than working around with all the stitches squished all together. I will give that a try when I make the 3/4 sleeve version.

  7. britt says:

    An ingenious idea with the needles!! And it is lookin’ great!

  8. karen says:

    I was wondering how the Bonne Marie tames all those stitches at that point of the sweater. My solution was less pretty. Must buy more needles.

  9. erica says:

    You should steek, cut and stitch your really cool, but terrifyingly shaped sweater into a bag! Sorry, comment slightly misplaced (see entry below to make sense of what I just typed).

  10. Wanda says:

    That’s a great idea and as I am working on a bottom-up raglan currently and will soon be joining the sleeves on it, I think I will make use of this method. As always you’re the best! :-)

  11. Christine says:

    I’m adding this situation to the long list of why I love my needles – I can just add a longer cord! I’ll have to remember it when I finally knit the CeCe that I bought the yarn for this past summer.

    Is your truffle CeCe in Calmer too? Or what yarn is that?

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