9.08.2006

bonnie faye underwaye


after a barrage of swatching and smocking and frogging, i've finally started bonnie. i'm using the tahki pattern with a few mods. for example, i definitely want to do the embroidered smocking rather than the mock-knitter version the pattern calls for. i'm positive this was the method on the original bonnie. it's a fairly tedious process, but definitely worth the extra effort. you actually don't do the smocking until after the piece is done. not as much fun as the mock smock knit stitch, but it will produce a cool cinched effect on the waist that i don't think will happen with mock. i'm thinking about making the sleeves slightly longer to hit at the elbow. what do you think?


i love gloves dept. these marc opera gloves are so cute. i also spotted a fantastic pair of long missoni gloves while in saratoga last month. i've since scoured the web to find a pic to post, but can't find them anywhere. trust me, though. they were fab. and would be so fun to try knitting in a wild self-striping sock yarn and that classic missoni chevron stitch.

7 comments:

jenna said...

I really can't wait to see the Bonnie sweater! It seems like it should be a great fit when you're done.

Stacey said...

Those gloves look nice and toasty!

I'm working on a smocked sweater right now, and I love doing the knitted in smocks - they look great and "cinch" in the stitches, but I can't wait to see yours - I always like to see a different version of the same thing to compare!

moirae said...

Just as long as real smocking doesn't make it any smaller!

Erin said...

LOVE those gloves. Simply fab.

Leslie said...

I like the idea of longer sleeves. It seems to be a more modern classic look.

BLACK DOG KNITS said...

I have an imagine in mind - cute, short, vintage sleeves.

Carson said...

i'd be inclined to make the sleeves elbow length too.

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