View Full Version : She once was Rose, now...she's Soleil

06-09-2006, 11:27 AM
:D I had every intention of making Rose (Soleil with sleeves, can be found @ artisokka.com.) for my sister...but, I did something wrong with the sleeves and they were a bit too large. I looked back over the pattern I saw my mistake, but, I just didn't want to knit another set of sleeves :oops: (yeah, hanging my head). So, I turned her into Soleil (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTsoleil.html). Soleil is my first adult garment. I've been too busy with socks to knit grown up clothing ;) It was fun, I was a bit askeeered about the crocheted edge, but it was easy and fun after I practiced :D All details are on my baby blog (http://whimsicalknitting.blogspot.com/).
Now...I'm off to begin knitting the "summer ensemble" for my granddaughter for the World Knitting Cup (http://yarn-monkey.blogspot.com/2006/05/knitting-world-cup-announced.html)...fyi, sign ups end Monday if anyone is interested in joining ;)

Jackie F.
06-09-2006, 11:30 AM
Beautiful color and pattern! I might have to put that on my project wishlist!! :inlove:

Jan in CA
06-09-2006, 11:41 AM
That is gorgeous! I've been looking for tank pattern and I think I want to do that one! :inlove: :inlove:

06-09-2006, 11:46 AM
Stunning job Rebecca!!!

06-09-2006, 11:47 AM
:inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

06-09-2006, 12:02 PM
Very Pretty, you did a great job!

06-09-2006, 12:07 PM
That is gorgeous! I just casted on for that today. I love that pattern. I am using the recommended yarn in tapestry blue. Once again, great job ;)


06-09-2006, 12:25 PM
:heart: hehe, oh my! first, it looks beautiful, so mistake or not... great job! secondly, we have all done it and sleeves are a stinker to begin with so taking on the challenge of making them again would make anyone cringe!

hail warm weather!

06-09-2006, 01:17 PM
It looks great! I'm about 10 inches into my Soleil in Rosetta and am now wishing I'd ordered that blue. :) This gives me an excuse to try my hand at Rose when I'm done.

:cheering: Great work! :cheering:

06-09-2006, 01:37 PM
:inlove: :heart: :inlove:
Sooooo preeeety!

06-09-2006, 01:46 PM
So so Soleil pretty! :inlove: Have I mentioned I LOVE blue? :inlove: What yarn did you use for it?

06-09-2006, 01:52 PM
:D Thanks, everyone!! It was fun to do & now that I've finally begun knitting grown-up garments...I am going to have to continue...it was fun!
gardenmommy, I used the same yarn that was used in the pattern, my sister picked the color Elann's Sonata #2608 (http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Collection+Sonata&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=1). Although, when I do the next one (hopefully with the sleeves :rollseyes: ) I want to use Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece (I love this yarn, a very nice cotton blend). I'm off to cast on for the World Knitting Cup.........

06-09-2006, 01:58 PM
Oh, that's beautiful! I love that color!

06-09-2006, 04:32 PM
It's so pretty! You'll have to make your sister model it :)

06-09-2006, 05:00 PM
Very pretty.

06-10-2006, 02:01 PM
:D Thanks, you guys! I will give it to her tomorrow @ church! I'm now working on the Kidlet Tank (http://thekingspottery.com/boogie_kidlet.htm) for my granddaughter...I am going to add an xoxox band around the upper portion of it, though!

06-10-2006, 11:52 PM
Beautiful work! :thumbsup:

06-11-2006, 06:04 AM
Sooooo pretty and I also love the blue! I made that pattern also and liked doing it because I had to pay attention for the bottom, then got a break with the easy stockinette. I especially like that it is a circular pattern, so no seaming other than the shoulders!!


06-11-2006, 10:45 AM
:D Thanks!
No kidding...gotta love circular knitting :heart: :inlove: :heart: