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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

New Threads WEDNESDAY!

knitted vest pattern

Ribby Shell
Designer: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces *Sheperd Worsted* – 2.3 skeins
Color: Irving Park #205
Gauge: 20 sts/28rows over 4″
Needles: #7

Ok, I admit it. Even though one of the biggest parties in Chicago is coming up Sunday and I really don’t need an excuse, I’ll admit it.

I need a new outfit!

[i’ll admit it – I LOVE NEW CLOTHES!]

And even though I can’t Make it in I can make it quite alright in the Big Windy.

Tropical Colors? No problem…

I have no Fear!

This is my favorite-favorite-shirt, a chiffon, chartruese, semi-sheer tailored number. It has made appearances in many a Captial City, busted a move in many a night spot, dressed UP, Dressed down.

It wants to go to the Game.

Who am I to say No?

This is a size 38. I made the ribbing longer, the shell 1″ shorter and the neck decreases at the same time I started the armhole decreases. I am in the process of adding these options and more sizes to this pattern – sign up HERE to be notified of Chic Knits UpDates…

23 responses to “Wednesday, January 31, 2007”

  1. Tracey says:

    That is very generous of you, letting your shirt go to the game. Again, love the new ribby shell.
    I am thinking I may need a couple of those hats in MY team’s colors…baseball team that is. And I definitely need at least 4 ribby shells.

  2. AnnDS says:

    Bonne Marie,

    Beautiful!!! I have some Mountain Colors in a similar colorway that is burning a whole in its storage box. Perhaps this is the pattern it has been waiting for!

  3. Michelle says:

    Really nice, I love seeing Lorna’s laces made into a garment! And your ribby vest is terrific.

  4. Beth S. says:

    I LOVE the vest and the shirt together–that’s a great color combo!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful! And a shirt that has been through so much with you? Should definitely get to go to the game!!!

  6. Angie says:

    You make a vest look soooo feminine. Great project. I’ll be waiting for size update.

  7. amisha says:

    i love it!! beautiful colors and it is just vibrant and gorgeous against that green. lovely work chica!

  8. Wanda says:

    OMG, absolutely adore that Ribby Shell! That reminds me that I should make another one for winter in wool. Great idea. I’ll be sure to sign up for your updates, but I think I might already be on the list.

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  10. Lorette says:

    Oooh, I need a ribby vest, too. I have NO vests in my closet. Great color choice!

  11. wanda says:

    Please make your patterns in smaller sizes starting with 32″.

    Thank you.

  12. Carol says:

    Love Ribby Shell! And the shirt should definitely add a game party to its life experiences!

  13. Juliet says:

    I love those colours together, they are perfect. Totally fab (as always).

  14. Juliet says:

    I love those colours together, they are perfect. Totally fab (as always).

  15. Terby says:

    Ooh! Great vest. I have your pattern, and I’ve been grousing about needing a vest – thanks for reminding me I already have the pattern I need!

    GO BEARS!!!

  16. beverly says:

    I keep seeing these awesome vests from you…I suddenly find myself lusting after one for myself! The Ribby Shell vest is just fabu!

  17. scout says:

    Fantastic as always!

  18. Karen says:

    That looks awesome!

    Have fun on Sunday!

  19. Sonya says:

    Ah chartreuse, a lady after my own heart. I don’t think I have ever seen your mannequin quite as dressed before!

  20. CatBookMom says:

    Love the look of the vest from the Ribbi Shell. You have so many great patterns, and I want to knit a lot of them; me and umpteen hundred other knitters. Thanks for the compliment on my Highland Triangle Shawl.

  21. Michele says:

    Go Bears! Keeping my fingers crossed for a VICTORY!

  22. stinkerbell says:

    will you dress me?? Pretty please :)

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