Sunday, November 21, 2010

FO: Night cityscape

Yay! It's finished!

It's a night-time version of Cityscape. I couldn't find the exact buttons I wanted, but I think these work pretty. After a lot of manipulating and blocking, the cityscape portion looks a whole lot better. Still, it does not photograph particularly well and I have to loiter in bright light to appreciate the pattern. Lesson learned!
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The yarn is Dream in Color, the purple part is Smooshy and the gray sparkly part is Starry--both are heavy sock weight except the Starry has little bits of sparkly metal spun in. As with another Dream in Color cardi, the yarn has really bad skein-to-skein color differences, even in the same dye lot. The sleeves and yoke are a lot lighter and stripe-ier than the main torso, grrr. As gauge wasn't possible with this yarn (pattern is written for DK weight yarn), I just went up a size and it seems to have turned out fine. The only mods I made were making the torso and sleeves a bit shorter, and knitting back-and-forth instead of in the round, since this is a (non-steekable) superwash yarn. Oh, and I did more waist shaping, and moved half the shaping stitches to the back, instead of having them on the sides.
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Sorry for the rumpliness, it is hard to take pictures with the self timer.

All in all, this is a super-cute pattern, and I love it! I just wish the colors had been more different so that other people could appreciate the cityscape too...

7 comments:

Gidgetknits said...

It looks amazing! I love the night-look and the buttons are kind of starry.

mooncalf said...

Very nice. And I really like the mods you did with the shaping. It looks very well fitted and professional.

Julie said...

Love your night-time cityscape!! It turned out beautifully.

Mommab@sbcglobal.net said...

Wow you are AWSOME (but then I knew that) I adore it you amaze me every time you make something!

knitwonpurltoo said...

Actually it will make people get closer to you to check it out;-P It's gorgeous!!!!!

Rachel said...

That's so beautiful on you!

Sereknitty said...

Wow, that's a work of art! Love the colours/combination and it fits you beautifully!