View Full Version : WIP: Samus from Knitty

04-01-2006, 09:53 AM
I honestly cannot remember the last time I posted a WIP...or an FO for that matter...

Anyway, here's Samus (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTsamus.html)! It's a treat to knit and only looks complicated. Sorry the pics aren't better, but a cloudy day and a crapola camera really don't add up to good photos.

I still can't decide whether I want to add the zipper or just leave the sweater open...

04-01-2006, 10:13 AM
That braid is just gorgeous!

04-01-2006, 11:01 AM
Very nice - love the color. What kind of yarn are you using?

04-01-2006, 11:07 AM
Love, love the color & your braid is stunning :happydance: :cheering: :happydance:

04-01-2006, 11:14 AM
Thanks all! :heart: :heart:

The yarn is Plymouth's Encore Worsted--easy care and soft! I think the color is called cranberry.

Jan in CA
04-01-2006, 02:34 PM
It's gorgeous, Angelia!

04-01-2006, 05:13 PM
Very pretty!!

04-02-2006, 11:51 AM
Ooh, very pretty! That's a gorgeous color.

04-02-2006, 11:57 AM
It looks really great! I love that braided cable and the colour is fantastic.

I think you'll have to do the zipper otherwise you'll have lots of troubles with the stockinette curling. Zippers aren't that bad though!

04-02-2006, 01:56 PM
Great job - the braid is fantastic! :heart: that color!

04-04-2006, 10:08 AM
Thanks, all! :heart:

I think you'll have to do the zipper otherwise you'll have lots of troubles with the stockinette curling. Zippers aren't that bad though!

They are relatively easy to sew in, but what I'm hoping is that the attached i-cord will solve the curling problem. I'm just not big on zippered sweaters b/c the zipper usually gets some sort of wave in it, causing the sweater to pooch a bit in odd places.

04-04-2006, 10:25 AM
Ahh, I didn't realize there was a cord edging. Hopefully that solves the curling. :thumbsup:

04-04-2006, 02:37 PM
love that cable!

04-04-2006, 02:56 PM
It's what drew me to the pattern!

04-08-2006, 04:10 PM
Looks great Angelia--I like the color. I think I'd leave it open like in the pic...

04-10-2006, 04:54 AM
Beautiful color!
Reminds me that I still haven't sewed in the zipper on the Samus I gave my mum for christmas! But I can confirm that the i-cord edge helps with the rolling a lot!

04-10-2006, 07:36 AM
Ooh, I didn't know you'd knit Samus already, Javede! Photo?

Glad to know the i-cord stops the rolling! :thumbsup:

04-13-2006, 02:51 AM
I just realized I never took a photo of it. Well, it's not finished anyway, but I'm taking one later today and post it.

04-13-2006, 08:03 AM
Ooh, fantastic! :thumbsup:

I'm about halfway done with the second sleeve, so the end is near!

Javede, did you have a tough time with the attached i-cord or am I just really uncoordinated? I did a swatch of the braid and tried to attach an i-cord and it just looked awful. Any tips before I start the real thing?

04-13-2006, 05:24 PM
You have inspired me, I was looking for a nice pattern to use on a poncho and after I saw your page I was like, YES! there it is. So here is my, not super visable, poncho start

04-13-2006, 06:58 PM
Oooh, lovely!!

Isn't that a really fun cable?!

04-18-2006, 02:01 AM
Sorry, it took me so long, but I spend the better part of the last few days in bed cause I caught a cold :(
The I-cord thing wasn't that easy at the beginning for me either. The first time I tried it out on a swatch I attached it the wrong way(sorry, but forget which one it was :rollseyes: ). Plus instead of Dpns I used a circular needle, cause I didn't had the money to buy any.
The I-cord was really the least part I like about Samus, even less than the sewing! Did you just tried it out for an inch or so? If yes, than try to work around the whole swatch. It looks kind of funny at first, but pulls in more when you work more of it.