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Mon Petit Chou: FO

Posted on 2007.04.10 at 18:39
Current Mood: delighted
Current Music: "Devil in Jersey City" by Coheed & Cambria
At long last I have completed my first real lace pattern (I don't count the Clapotis). It is beautiful and I love it. Specs and photos

Pattern: Knitty's Mon Petit Chou
Yarn: Cascade Fixation in Lavender (color 6656)
needles: US size 3 both Addi Turbo 40" circ and Knitpick's Options 36" circ
Notes: This project took a long time to complete, mostly because I spent weeks upon weeks at a time not working on it. I am rather happy with the finished project. I made some errors here and there because the pattern is a little hard to follow if extreme care is not taken. However they aren't that noticeable, and I'm not bothered by them. My only real complaint is that the bra cups are a bit on the small side because it was one size fits all. It still fits okay,but more snug that I am used to. Not that it matters that much because I don't think I will be wearing this underwear on a day to day basis! Also, I'm not a big fan of halter bras, so I will probably be changing the straps to the regular over-shoulder style once I pick up some lavender thread (my sewing supplies are dreadfully understocked). Overall, I thought this was a challenging, rewarding project with a magnificently beautiful (if impractical) final product. Yay for my masterpiece thus far!


The entire finished product:
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Just the hipsters:

blocking (pen for scale)
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closeup on the lace pattern on the edge
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closeup on the lace pattern in the middle
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finished hipster
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Just the bra:

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one cup blocking:
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finished bra:
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I'm still finishing up the Corazon mittens (Knitty), but once that is finished I expect to cast on Knitty's Thermal, my first sweater. I also still have that yarn lurking around for Knitty's Hush-Hush, and now that I have the right needles I could makde it, but could I handle all that stockinette? I'm not sure. I don't know what else to do with that yarn though.

Last month I cast on Hello Yarn's Irish Hiking Scarf but realized that I wouldn't have enough yarn to finish. I frogged the project and have to find another scarf project for that yarn. The Irish Hiking Scarf would have been my first cable project, but having tried it out, I think I'm capable of a much more complicated cable pattern.

I've been thinking about it recently, and I'm pretty confident that I can execute any pattern I'm given. I think the next step is to design my own patterns. Someday!


twingomatic at 2007-04-11 02:35 (UTC) (Link)
SO CUTE!! You have really out done yourself! I want some... but somehow I don't think the bra would quite work on me...
madame_defarge at 2007-04-11 11:33 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I'm very pleased with the result. And, yes, considering the bra almost doesn't work for me, I'm pretty sure it would be completely pointless for you, alas!

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