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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

the elusive james coviello




so here i am, making a sweater that literally no one in cyberspace is, as far as i can tell. would blogsearch lie? it's like a one-woman-KAL!

this is the james coviello from the vogue knitting holiday issue. the model is a size negative small, blonde, and is wearing $200+ of WHITE blue sky alpaca bulky. (aside: someone at the editing desk of vogue knitting is clearly under the influence or getting free yarn swag.) i am clearly not any of these things, and despite that, i think it looks alright. :)

still one more side to act upon, and a good polishing all over, but overall it was a super on-your-toes but quick-knit piece. though, you know when someone's not really thinking knitterly (to borrow deborah's term) when you're instructed to knit bulky sleeves *not* in the round. i'm using embroidery thread to seam, but still, what were they thinking? however, it's no biggie, not everyone has a set of size 15 dpns lying around... except when you borrow them from a small-needle convert... heehee.

4 Comments:

  • At 1:15 PM, Blogger Rhonda said…

    Hey niccceee, christine. At this speed you'll be wearing it by Thursday? or next Wednesday (new S&B date)?

    KnitPicks' Sierra(a bulky) would be perfect for this project also. A yummy 70% Wool, 30% Superfine Alpaca, at a much better price than Blue Sky.... but I don't think I could wear those chunky sleeves, LOL.

     
  • At 2:05 PM, Blogger Jess said…

    Spiffy! I did Blackberry (which is similar in tone but much, much easier) in double-stranded Andean Silk, which was super-cheap!

     
  • At 2:06 PM, Blogger Jess said…

    Oh, but the point was: those sleeves were also done flat. I seamed them with a single strand of Andean Silk, which worked out nicely.

     
  • At 11:12 PM, Blogger Isabel said…

    i'm so glad you knit this and posted pics. I'm dying to knit it myself: but i had to see what the back looked like first! thanks for posting pics!

     

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