Knit and Crochet

January 7, 2008
Knit and Crochet, originally uploaded by fmirela.

Knit and Crochet
Yarn: Schachenmayr nomotta Catania
Pattern: Modische Maschen 06/1991 Vichy Top
Needles: Lower part knit with the Bond using No.1 plate.
3.25 and 3.5 Crochet Hook

This is a quick project thanks to the Bond! My mom knitted the front and I did the back on the Bond USM.

I have shortened the length and started with 70 stitches cast on instead of 100 like the pattern said. Did 80 stitches in the back so it would not end up too tight…
The bust panels are hand crochet and it took me about 8 hours to finish them, while we were driving to Busch Gardens, Tampa and back just before New Years.

Gosh I love those roller coasters!
Gwazi, Kumba and last but not least, Montu on which I have been 3 times in a row and would have gone again if they wouldn’t have closed the park…Good thing I have a 2008 pass and can’t wait to go back.

The lower crochet part is done after the front and back have been sewn together, using a 3.5 crochet hook.

These little Lories from Butterfly World loved the crochet top!

6 Lories 1 Me

5 Responses to “Knit and Crochet”

  1. Adrienne Says:

    It looks wonderful! Love that color.

  2. LauraLo Says:

    wow, another great top! Lovely colour too

  3. mom2fur Says:

    That’s really beautiful! I love the nice, springy color–it looks great on you!

  4. zulma diaz Says:

    Hi! im in NY and work for fashion, you are amazing knitter/designer
    Im looking to work with someone as yourself for initial prototypes, would you be interested?

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    B. Rgds,
    Zulma


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