Wednesday, March 08, 2006

V for Victory-

DONE! You all must have been ringing those cowbells hard, because I raced through the v-neck version very quickly. Usually I get stuck on a project somewhere, whether it is at the finishing stage or at the gague stage....but not this time.

So for my version of the v-neck there are shaped decreases around the neck, all done 2-stiches in so you can seen them. The V is at a non-pornographic spot, meaning it comes close to the bra line without needing a cami underneath. Perfect length for some openess without risking overexposure of TheGirls. To echo the other edges of the sweater I worked the neckline with a folded hem--this way if you use a picot or a garter stich turning row on the bottom of the sweater, you can use the same at the top. The hem has a fixed center stitch at the bottom of the v (you increase and decrease around that point, its simple and decorative).

I also whipstiched the live edge of the hem to the inside of the neckline, something I have done before with other sweaters. It is very easy (the stiches match one-to-one with the hem stitches) and it makes a very un-bulky seam. Plus, you save the step of binding off.

I am so ready to make my own personal version--this one is the 32 size, which is too snug for me (no laughing please, I am trying to be nice to myself). Fantastic pattern! Thanks Ann and Kay!

8 Comments:

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Debi said...

I LOVE it Suzanne!! It looks GREAT! Well done!

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger Melanie said...

Tee hee, it's so cute with just the neckline! :-) I'm excited to check out the pattern when it becomes available.

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger Mary said...

Wow -- nice job! No wonder you got hired to do the v-neck version of the perfect sweater! Kudos!

 
At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Vicki said...

Good job girl!

 
At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Suzanne! I think it looks perfect ~ excellent knitting and designing!

Maggi
http://maggi.typepad.com/maggistitches

 
At 12:45 AM, Blogger Diana said...

Gorgeous v-neck!

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger emmy said...

All Right Suzanne!!!
Looks just about
P-E-R-F-E-C-T to me. Yep. It is Perfect.

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger Cathy said...

The v Neck is fantastic! Great job!

 

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