Thursday, May 04, 2006

Tempting II




Jenna Adorno designs simple classic yet hip chic knitwear. I have picked several of her patterns for my "To Do List", but this is the first to hit the needles. Jenna was a dear and emailed me quickly about adding short rows and after some swatching I decided to skip the wrap, but add short rows. In hind sight, I should have added more or added them differently. Next time I will. For now, here it is. Tempting II knit in KnitPicks Shine Sport on size 6 (US) needles. It's a very easy knit, a great summer top and I highly recommend it for anyone. The bra (for my Ample Knits sisters) is Jeunique style 73193. No underwire, no padding, just me and a lot of support.

11 comments:

celia said...

Very Nice

I like how it's not sliding off teh shoulders. Did you fold in the neckline or pick up and knit on smaller needles?

celia

Diane Thornton said...

instead of following the directions, which I did the 1st time (yes, I knit the entire band then frogged it!). I K3tog, 2 of the sweater with the last of the ribbed band.

Janine said...

Very nice - this one is on my list too Just got to get a few other things off the needles :-)

AmyP said...

I came here from the AK list and I just have to say "Wow!" Really inspirational work.

patti said...

Fantastic and tempting, too! (pun intended!) heehee!
I've got to do one of these, it's just on the 'roun-to-it list, as in,"I'll have to get around to it sooner or later." That's a beautiful shade of blue. Good choice for you, you look lovely.

LornaJay said...

WOW! That's all I can say. I had no idea that pattern could look that good!

debsnm said...

You have done a BEAUTIFUL job! That sweater is just gorgeous! :D
VERY well done!

Wanda said...

It's beautiful. I love it.

knittingnurse said...

OOOh, so glad to hear that knitpicks shine works well with this pattern. I have some and NOW I know what I am going to make with it.

It looks GREAT on you.

Minerva Zee said...

How did you modify the pattern to add the short rows? I was thinking of doing the same thing.

Diane Thornton said...

The short rows were added using measurments from my body. I CO 160 (the size for my hips/waist/ribcage and gauge with Shine) and added the short rows to increase the bust 10 inches. I am not happy with the wraps, but that's my knitting problem, not the pattern. I ended up adding short rows at 12 inches from the bottom, 2 short rows, one of 10 wrapped stitches and one of 6 wrapped stitches. I used in the information from Knitty and White Lies Designs Shapely Tank for basic instructions, but modified them to fit my body. hope this helps.