Friday, August 03, 2007

Candlelight Halter

Belated, but I thought it deserved its own little FO post.

Candlelight Halter
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cathay, every inch of 3 balls- I had to cannibalize my gauge swatch to make the i-cord for the strap long enough
Needles: 4 mm Addi Turbo circulars
Pattern: my own, and now available for free download at This Is Knit

Notes: Story of the halter is here and here. My first pattern! I've designed stuff for myself before, but this is the first time I wrote it up in different sizes for a proper pattern. I'm quite proud of myself and I'm dying to know what other people think, if someone knits it. I wrote up most of the pattern after the first bamboo version, so when I made the second one, I followed my own directions to see how it worked out. It was definitely a steep learning curve between the first and second versions.

The first thing I ever made with Cathay was the cap sleeve tee, and I knit that at a much tighter gauge- I was hurting my wrists. It's much, much nicer to work with at this looser gauge. Plus, the resulting fabric is so much nicer- softer, smoother- at looser gauge.

It's been- dare I say it?- warm and not rainy the last couple of days. Maybe summer and halter weather are finally coming?!


Laura said...

It looks great - well done!

Diane said...

it is lovely, Lien