Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Lace Wrap & Inside Zipper Pant Photo


I finished the Vogue Knitting Lace Wrap #24 from the 2005 Holiday edition. I think it turned out pretty well, and it's lovely and warm to wear. The colors are not nearly so clashing as you might suspect from the photos. It's longer than I think it really needs to be, and it isn't even as long as they say to make it. There are a few corrections to the pattern which are outlined on the Vogue Knitting website. I think it will be nice to wear over jackets. I used a cable needle for a shawl pin, and with a few stitches on the curve, it doesn't show or shine at all when it's holding the Wrap. You can see Catso here guarding it while I took the photo. It was a challenge to get the photo taken before he made another swipe at the shawl pin. Those feet are just very handy. It was fun to knit, and I'm almost sorry to be done with it, although I'm anxious to get started on a new project. There will be gauge swatches tonight if I have time!


I also took a photo of the inside of the latest side-zip Hollywood-waist pants showing the hook & eye, as requested. The inside is not as gorgeous as I could wish. I wasn't really planning it to be seen, and the lining has a "unique" application, which actually works well. Anyway, here is the inside photo. You can see a larger version at myPants Gallery at Pbase. I have the hems re-pinned and all ready to sew, but won't get to it tonight.

8 comments:

Beth H said...

That wrap is *gorgeous*! The pants are nice too. I've been tempted by wool this year, although I've yet to succumb. Part of it is that I don't want to line them--I'm afraid I'll get too hot. What do you line your pants with, Liana? --Beth

Liana said...

Hi Beth, Thank you! I line pants with lining fabric that I used to get at the Pendleton outlet. I really think it's probably a polyester, but it's a very nice lining. I don't line every pair of wool pants I make, but I like the lined ones better. They just feel so luxurious. Sometimes I underline with the lining fabric, and that's nice too.

Gidget said...

The lace wrap is just beautiful! You are right, it will look so grand around a jacket. I think it would also be just as beautiful over the shoulders of a simple princess neckline too. Wonderful job Liana.

Linda said...

Liana, thanks for the photo of the inside of the side zipped pants. Looks like what I thought it should, as a visual person, pictures are worth a thousand words.

sarah jane said...

I could not find the corrections for this wrap on the VK web site (they are in the index on their corrections page but do not appear in the link) - what corrections did you find (other than the incorrect yardage amount given)? I'm stuck on the roses and cannot get them to work!

any tips would be very helpful!

thanks!

Liana said...

sarah jane,

That's really weird, as they were there before, although not the first time I looked. They were added later. It looks like about half of that corrections page is missing.

The directions for the roses were to roll them and flare out the lace edge until they look like roses, and tack them down. Not the greatest instructions, and I can't believe there isn't a better way, but it worked. Hope this helps!

Meg said...

Beautiful wrap! Do you remember how many balls of Highland Wool you used?

Liana said...

Hi Meg,

I'm sorry, I don't remember, and I can't find anywhere that I wrote it down. I usually keep good notes on everything, and I don't even have a page for this, which is strange in itself. I don't think it took too many. Can you guess from the recommended yarn's yardage, etc.? Sorry not to be more help.