Saturday, August 26, 2006

Bias Corset

Bias Corset

Bias Corset, Interweave Knits summer 2006
Started July 28, 2006; finished August 24, 2006
Yarn: Knitpicks Dye-Your-Own fingering weight
Needles: US 3
Changes to pattern: I didn't switch to another yarn for the I-cord bindoff and straps.

The eyelet rows that cut across the chest? Well, they hit a bit too close to *exactly* the wrong spot, so I won't be wearing this without something else under it or over it. However, I liked working on this, enough so that I finished it in under a month. For me, that's record time, especially for something using sock yarn. And yay for my dyed yarn not doing much weird pooling!

To anyone thinking about making this: the pattern says that there is only 1" of ease. Considering that the entire back is k2p2 ribbing, there is considerably more than 1" of ease. I made a size 3" smaller than I am, and there's still plenty of give.


Anonymous said...

Your corset looks great!! Despite my not caring for the designer. :)

As for low tech spinning, no worries. I am still a spindle only girl.


Molly Morrison said...

That looks GREAT! Great knitting, great dyeing, great fit! And in less than a month.. I'm so impressed! :-D (Don't you hate it when the eyelets are in all the wrong places, though? :-( )

Lolly said...

Jen, this looks great! I love all of the shaping on the front. It is so cool that you dyed the yarn yourself too - makes it all the more spectacular, and something to be very proud of! Great work ;)

Batty said...

So pretty! The colors came out great, and I can't believe you finished it so quickly! It fits you like a glove.

Deb said...

It looks good and so do you. I am SO jealous of folks with waists.

Anna said...

oh, it looks BEAUTIFUL on you! Congrats for finishing it so quickly! :-D