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xiaoyi
09-02-2007, 07:07 AM
:woohoo:

my first knitted wearables!
these are from the summer 2007 knit1 magazine.
i used South West Trading Company's phoenix soysilk yarn for the tunic and Plymouth's Royal Bamboo for the cami.

QUESTION: should i block them? and if so, how? i knit both pretty loosely.

the tunic
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1400/1302604164_a20dd78e25_o.jpg

the cami
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1174/1301727009_4b72b33991_o.jpg

all folded up :-)
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1282/1301731023_7872246858_o.jpg

Newfygirl
09-02-2007, 11:19 AM
I love them both. I can't believe they are your first knitted wearables! Super job.

Suziblues
09-02-2007, 11:35 AM
NICE JOB! :yay:
I'm working on my first wearable. A red hoodie for my 8 yr. old grand son. So far, so good. I will post a pic when I am done.

Jan in CA
09-02-2007, 11:37 AM
Those are both so cute! Great job on them!

It's my understanding that block makes pieces look nicer and much more finished, but I haven't done it yet. Here's a few articles to read.

http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter02/FEATdiyknitter.html
http://knitting.about.com/od/learntoknit/a/blocking_knits.htm
http://www.purlbee.com/blocking-tutorial/

ah
09-02-2007, 02:28 PM
They look wonderful!

Nakia
09-02-2007, 04:09 PM
You did a beautiful job. It doesn't look like you need to block them the fit your perfectly.

Slim
09-03-2007, 10:16 AM
So pretty! I love them both. Beautiful colors, too.

Ingrid
09-03-2007, 10:35 AM
Gorgeous!!

ritaw
09-03-2007, 11:16 AM
Wow ! they are lovely and fit you perfectly.

I do not think that they need blocking.

Great work!

Rita :)

mwedzi
09-03-2007, 12:34 PM
They're both beautiful. I especially love the yellow, it reminds me of crochet. Yes, you should block them. Just pin them into the shape and size you want on carpet or a styrofoam board or something and spray wet until thoroughly wet and leave to dry. Actually, I sometimes spray first because it's hard to get the bottom wet when it's already pinned down.

xiaoyi
09-03-2007, 01:07 PM
thanks so much for the blocking advice and lovely comments :-D
i will try to block them. fingers crossed.

took me two whole months to knit 'em up and scour the internet to figure out what the heck i was supposed to be doing. hoorah for knitting and (almost) finished objects!

MerigoldinWA
09-03-2007, 03:26 PM
You did a great job. Nice projects. Blocking can make things look more "finished", but it is not always necessary, especially with some yarns. I don't have any experience with either of the yarns you used.

ekgheiy
09-04-2007, 11:00 AM
You've done some nice work there!!! :thumbsup: I'm totally drooling over the cami. :drool:

veronikaj
09-04-2007, 01:43 PM
Both of your finished pieces look excellent. I really like the way the yarn you chose for the tunic. Good luck with the blocking. -Ve