Thursday, April 19, 2007

Wren Is Starting To Sing

Like many knitters out there in blogland, I am working on Berroco's Wren Cardi. Like many knitters out there in blogland, I am finding Wren to be something of a (boring) knit. If you object to the word boring, you can insert: dull, tedious, mindless, unmotivating, repetetive. Whichever.



In an effort to motivate myself to finish, I put together what I have so far. I steam blocked the pieces, did a three-needle bind off on the left shoulder, and sewed up the left side and sleeve. Then I tried her on.

Oh my! She's a lovely top and she's going to fit like a charm. The top photo is inside the house; the next one is outdoors. The outdoor shot shows the colour better.



I love the shaping and fitting details of this top, and I really love the way it's turning out in the Filatura Di Crosa Adhoc Sandalo.



I particularly love the little ribbed sleeves. Stole that idea from Blue Sky Cropped Cardi. The ribbing makes the sleeves fit snug without any pooching.



The only other mod I've made so far is that I did the sleeves/front in the smallest size, and the back in the the next smallest size, but with a few more decreases through the waist. This was in an effort to get a 34" bust.

I also do not plan to knit the shawl collar. I love the neckline just the way it is. I'm planning to do a very minimal finish on the opening edge.

Now I just have to knit the right front, and she will be nearly done! Can't wait!!!

7 comments:

Grace Yaskovic said...

very very pretty!

benne said...

Jayne, Wren is singing! It looks great. My poor little Wren is wearing me out. I wish I'd chosen another color and yarn, but maybe after seeing your Wren, I can persevere.

LibbyKnitKins said...

Jayne,

Your Wren is looking good baby, looking good!!! I think that is gonna fit you perfectly!

Your husbands blog was way to advanced for my feble mind to comprehend. But I did like the dryer!

Libby

jayne said...

Libs, that's about how I feel about his blog. I got to see the dryer while he was working on it, and thought it was cool. Then I went off to his blog and found it confusing (and boring). But my totally-tech-geek friend thought the whole thing was cool.

CatBookMom said...

I'm still trying to choose a yarn, let alone figuring gauge. How would you feel about overdying cotton? Sigh.

Svetlana said...

Oh, Jayne, she is lovely! I wasn't particularly wild about the colar on Wren, that's why I have never considered making it. Can't wait to see how your modified version will turn out! I like all the shaping.

jayne said...

Thanks, Svetlana, I didn't want the collar for a spring/summer top. It would suit a fall version, done in wool though.

Hoping to finish Wren this weekend.