Friday, June 29, 2007

Interweave Knits Lace Nightie-modified

You can't go wrong with cashmere! After I bound off the back stitches I decided to slip this on to see how it was going to fit. I realized there was no way this was going to fit over my hips like a nightie should. I also realized there was no way I was going to frog and reknit it in a larger size. So I decided it would make a very cute tank. I really did not take note of my mods but if I remember correctly I added an extra pattern repeat before the waist shaping. I also added a few more waist decreases. I am thinking there is a problem with the measurement in the schematic, because there is no way with a gauge of 6 sts per inch that you can decrease 8 sts and lose 3.75 inches...so beware if you are planning to knit this. On the Upper Back and Front portion I put the pattern aside, instead of following the pattern I BO 1 at the beginning of each row until I had 68 sts on the needle then BO all sts. As soon as I read the pattern I knew there was no way in hell I was knitting all that i-cord for the straps. Instead I bought some lace and backed it with satin ribbon then sewed them on making sure to place them where they would cover my bra straps.
All the pictures were taken by The Boy Wonder- against his will...





Pattern: Interweave Knits Lace Nightie

Size: Small (29")

Yarn: 4 ply cashmere from PlumKnits, 2 skeins, 200 yds per skein. I did have a little egg sized ball of yarn leftover.

Needles: US5 circs

Add this to my list of favorite knits! The pattern was easy to follow and the cashmere was a dream to knit with.

11 comments:

kerstin said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for the warning about the waist decreases...this is on my list to make next.

Necia said...

Very nice Amanda. I like it alot! A scant 400y ain't so bad either!

Necia

strangelittlemama said...

That is freaking beautiful!!! I like it better than the nightie.

Maryse said...

Wow! This tank looks really good! The modifications turned out perfectly!

Cass said...

It makes a beautiful tank!! and fits you perfectly. :)

Yarn It said...

It is gorgeous! I love the idea of making it tank. You did a fabulous job.

Andrea said...

I love your tank, and the modifications you did to it. It's beautiful. I still haven't finished mine yet, but I'm working on it. I know I owe you an email. =)

del said...

How beautiful! I love the mods you made--it's lovely as a top.

Persnickety said...

I love your modified nightie-tank. It looks great on you.

Mary said...

I love your mod - it's so cute. I definitely like your straps better. They're more practical too.

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