Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Eiffel Complete

Here it be: my completed Eiffel. I love this pattern! Despite the couple of mistakes I made in its construction, I'm entirely satisfied with it. Here's a close-up of the lovely neckline, that I didn't even realize would be lacy! (I really should read ahead in patterns.)

exactly 4 skeins of Alchemy "Silk Purse" yarn, colour 93a - Ruby
pattern: Eiffel, free from Knitty
ribbon: plain ol' black ribbon from Michael's
Things I'd change: I was far too lazy to rip this one out when I should have, about 1.5 inches in, when I realized the size Small I was making was going to be far too big, and xs was the way to go.
Also, I should have made the body part about 2 inches longer. I tried to lightly block it out, and it didn't make too much of a difference. I can live with it, though.
New skills: Knit with 100% silk yarn. Very beautiful finish, nice and soft and smooth. One thing to keep in mind - it's very stretchy. Also, frogging and reusing isn't the best, as it gets a bit fuzzy and unhappy.

I apologize for the fuzzy pic. It's the best I could do on my own!


Anonymous said...

That look great! I love the black ribbon. Looks good with jeans, will look good with black pants. Excellent job, hot stuff!

Anonymous said...

That turned out beautifully!! I really like the color and the silk yarn is a great idea. I didn't realize the neckline was lacy too. It looks like the fit worked out in the end - I assume you switched to XS instead of frogging the first part. How did you tell that it was going to be too big originally? I think it's so hard to tell b/c the ribbing is so crunched up, at least with the hemp yarn. I'm hoping my Eiffel isn't too big on me (keeping fingers crossed.) I made the S.

Teresa said...

Thanks! I can't wait to wear it out. (Considering the weather, I may have to wait a while.)

robin, I did switch to the xs in the midst of the bottom 1.5 inches. I saw that it was too big because I held it up against me and stretched it to my sides. It wrapped a bit around to my back!

I was reading the pattern, and it says that the hemp is really durable! I like experimenting with different fibres, and I think that might be my next one! Hope yours works out well, can wait to see it done :)

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Melanie said...

I knew it was going to be beautiful when I saw the yarn..it's absolutely stunning. I love it!
I said before that I was not sure if I like this pattern..seeing yours has sold me on it.
In fact.. when I am done posting this I'm going to do a search for the yarn. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Oh its beautiful. I love it. Very flattering. ~knifty

Teresa said...

Thank you! I'm so glad it was an inspiration :)

DonnaC said...

Your Eiffel looks fantastic! If I had seen yours instead of the original I would have cast on ASAP - the color is terrific, and it looks so perfect! I'm working on Wicked but it just isn't calling to me lately (not sure if I'm making it too small).