Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Tempting II, done

Yes, it's a warm weather garment that I finished before the warm weather was done for the year! Exciting stuff!

I made some changes, at least one of which is really obvious if you're familiar with this pattern. First off, the original pattern is a fairly low scoopneck, which isn't a look that I feel all that comfortable with. I added some extra decreases to bring the neckline up higher, and I'm very happy with where the neckline ended up. I did a slipstitch edge around the neckband (because I love slipstitch edges and will work them in as often as possible).

The really obvious change is the fact that there's a knot on the neckband instead of a buckle. Nothing against buckles, but I was never excited about that aspect of the sweater, so I decided not to do it. Instead of binding off when I got to the end of the band, I knitted a couple more inches, folded that over and tacked it down to make a loop, and then pulled the front part of the neckband through.

Tempting II, from knitty.com (size: 30")
Yarn: TLC Cotton Plus, hot pink (3 balls)
Needles: Size 7 for body, size 6 for neckband
Started July 14, 2006; Finished August 16, 2006

14 comments:

Valerie said...

That looks fantastic on you! I love the pattern modifications you made!

Coleen said...

You did a great job on that. It fits you perfectly and the color is awesome!

Molly Morrison said...

That looks SO good on you, not to mention the knitting looks *perfect*.. Also, it must be so nice not to have to do much finishing!

Nina said...

It looks really great on you! And you have done what I am planning, norrowing down the neckline a bit.

Lolly said...

Jen, I just LOVE it, and ever moreso, I love that you made it your own! It looks great, and it is a perfect fit!

Zonda said...

Gorgeous! You did an awesome job and it looks great on you! Yay!

Theresa said...

Looks great on you! And I like the modifications you did: now it's work approbriate! It is very flattering style for you.

sgeddes said...

Looks great on you! Very creative adjustment for the buckle!

yarn_nut said...

Nice job. I also like the knot!

twig said...

Looks great and looks great on you.

Hmmm... I have some TLC Cotton Plus and have been wondering what to do with it.

Penny Karma said...

I love the knot! I'm not much of a buckler either. You did a great job!

PuppyMomma said...

That's gorgeous! And I prefer your mods. Great job. Bring it to knit night on Monday!

Ducktastic said...

Your Tempting II is lovely! I, too, prefer the modifications you made. I wish my sweaters turned out that well. :)

Diane D. said...

Wow, great job on TemptingII! I love the mods you made to the neckline.