Sunday, January 06, 2008

Segue Shell is Finished


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I finished this shell last night. This is a photo of it with the Vogue jacket I made some time ago. I think the colors are perfect. After doing the neckline finish twice and finally deciding on a simple crocheted edge. The yarn stands up too much to do the specified picked-up and purled edge which is supposed to roll gently, and usually does (I've made this pattern numerous times). I also did a crocheted finish on the armscyes to make the shoulder area a bit wider at the top. I began at the side seam, just chaining/slipping the yarn along for a few stitches, then one single crochet, then the rest of the way around was half-double until I got to the same level I began, and one single to taper down, and then finish at the side seam again. I do this quite often on shells, as I like to cover those unsightly bits, and I especially don't like to have my bra peeking out. You can see the effect here.

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Anyway, I'm quite pleased with this. It took about 2 1/2 skeins, so I have some left to play with. Not sure what to do, but I'm thinking about a belt with some other yarns. Something will happen anyway, as it's too pretty (and pricey) to just let it go.

9 comments:

Vicki said...

What a lovely outfit - the colours match perfectly. You hair looks nice swept back too!

Re the previous post - you did well with the $1 yard fabric. It looks much more expensive than that.

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

Geat outfit, very pulled together and elegant. I love shell tops. It looks great.

Anonymous said...

Very nice and you are right it does go well with the jacket.

Anonymous said...

Liana, I have the first Hiaku jacket, don't know if you know or has used that one but do you think just shortening it would make it into a Hiaku II or are there other design changes to this new one?

Anonymous said...

Ooops!!! Haiku....I left my brain in bed this morning.

marisa said...

The shell looks great - I really like the colorway!

May said...

Beautiful top!! Congratulations, Liana. Don't you love it when what you sew/knit go together well?

Anonymous said...

Liana, I went to the SewingWorkshop website (which is where I should have gone in the first place)and asked the questions I had about the Haiku jacket. I received a detailed reply this morning.

D.Styles said...

The top is very nice.