Posts Tagged ‘vest’

Before and After

March 25, 2011

Before and After

Slow knitting with the Ultimate Bond Machine

White Knit Vest, originally uploaded by fmirela.

This used to be the white pullover from Burda Magazine that turned too small after washing.

It was unraveled and re-knit based on a Romanian pattern from Lucru de Mana magazine.

This is the first time for me to knit lace patterns by hand, and I struggled with my combination knitting skills…with right and left decreases. of course.

I got it now and hope to never forget, is it like riding the bicycle?

Overtop in Broomstick Lace

March 28, 2008

Ribbon Bow, originally uploaded by fmirela.

Yarn: DMC Senso Metallics black
Needle: 19 knitting
Hook: 3.50mm crochet
Motif: Broomstick Lace
Pattern: own

Overtop

Shirt: La Mia Boutique
Fabric: lightweight cotton

Pants: La Mia Boutique
Fabric: Stretch Corduroy

I’m thinking of learning Adobe Illustrator and try to create my own line of patterns for knitting and/or crochet. I need to try experimenting with drawing quality schema’s to represent the patterns as sometimes they are easier to follow then the written descriptions. I’ve searched online forever and ever to find a cool modern software especially for this but all pattern oriented softs out there seem so out of fashion and poorly made. I guess Illustrator would be a more flexible tool, only I have to start watching all those Youtube tutorials first :)

This was a very quick crochet indeed, one could finish it in a day or a weekend.
I really enjoyed crocheting this, especially because of the speed, you get to see the airy fabric forming in no time.

While making this everyone laughed at my huge orange knitting needle and asked what is the purpose of such a lacy transparent item.

My aim was to create a sexier version of a vest, something that suggests a corset style, with a baby doll bottom, close fitted waist. A narrow ribbon passes through a row of double crochet stitches, under the bust to emphasize the empire waist.

The shirt and pants I sewed a long long time ago from La Mia Boutique magazine and I plan on reusing those patterns someday.

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