Monday, January 4, 2010

Shopping Tunic


I was a little unsure while knitting this knit. I started it Christmas Day in the afternoon, and after about 7 hours of on and off knitting finished it up. Bulky yarn is not always very flattering if you aren't built like a twig. And I am not a fan of very fitted knits. I don't like having to always suck in my stomach.



I knit the large, as I was afraid anything else would have been to small for my average sized self.



I should have knit the Medium. It was HUGE when I tried it on when it was finished. Like 4 or 5" too big around my waist and chest huge.


I blocked it in lukewarm water, and it grew something like 10" in length. So I popped it in the dryer and checked on it every 3 minutes. After 15 min., it's a little fuzzy (like it was starting to felt) but it is so soft, warm and cozy. And it fits perfectly.



I love it when this happens!


Details:
Pattern - shopping tunic from twinkle big city knits
Yarn - Rowan big wool - 3.5 skiens
Needles - U.S. size 19
Size - Large, shrunk down to probably a medium
Mods - None. I may sew the collar down in the back - it seems to want to stand up. But....other than that I love it.

10 comments:

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, Kris,,,you did a beautiful job on this one!! and it is VERY flattering! (you're flat little tummy looks great!)and I love the color...great piece of work for only 7 hours! I'm impressed

Nancy M. said...

Very cool! You always do such a great job!

Vintage Girl said...

I LOVE it! Kris, you did a wonderful job. I'm always in awe of how you start a project and finish it so quickly...around here..ummm....alot of in progress projects, maybe that could be a New Years 'goal'. Great Job!! Heather

Michaela said...

It looks great.. Now, I wish I had a patience for knitting...

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I got Big City Knits from the library on loan and wanted to knit the shopping tunic, but didn't because I had the same concern about bulky knits. Now I wish I had knit it because I love yours! It looks great! Maybe I'll go back to the library to get the book again!

PS: I hate having to suck in my stomach with fitted knits, too!! ;)

Lib said...

Looks Beautiful! You did a great job as always!
Blessins',Lib

Gill - That British Woman said...

that looks great, wish I could knit....

Gill in Canada

Patty said...

You sure are fast when it comes to knitting!

sugarcreekfarm said...

You people that can make actual clothing! from yarn! And cute clothing at that...it's amazing :)

Michelle J said...

You did this IN A DAY?!? It's gorgeous! :)