Wednesday, September 1, 2010

When Sizing Goes Wrong

I picked up Nicky Epstein's "Knitting on the Edge" from the library [GoogleBooks,B&N,Amazon], and I really wanted to try out some of the stitch patterns from the book. So I decided to knit a bedspread from one of the cable patterns, Diamond With Chain, in the book:
Cable stitch bedspread
After I finished the top, I started on two 'bedskirt' side pieces using the Arbor Lace pattern. Well, the first two edgings I knit came out vastly different sizes, so the larger of the two became a skirt for a Sylvanian Family member, and I knit myself a new second bedskirt edging to match. Here's the bedskirt edgings with a veil stitch to go across the bed (I was running out of thread, so I didn't want a dense stitch pattern):

Prissy is wearing the first bedskirt edging which was too loose and large compared to the second piece:
Prissy in a bedskirt.

Since Prissy now had skirt I decided she needed a complete outfit to go with the skirt. So I decided to make a knitted shirt, which came out as a vest. Unfortunately I didn't check my gauge, so the purple vest came out too small. Luckily it fits a baby almost perfectly. I also tatted a small edging for the collar.
Sandy in a sweater vest.Sandy in a sweater vest.

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