Pink lady knits

5.07.2007

Monica


Pattern:
Monica from Knitty

Yarn:
Knitpicks Shine Sport in Apple and Grass

Needles:
My trusty #6 Addi Turbos

Notes:
I really liked the look of this pattern, and knew that Grace, as a "girly-girl" would take to it immediately. My main modification was to knit it in the round. I decreased one stitch on each side of the front and the back as I wouldn't be needing them to seam. I got a smaller gauge than the pattern suggested, which ended up being fine because I wanted a 3T and the pattern only provided a 2T and 4T...so I went for something in the middle. It knit up very fast and I had great fun attaching the ruffle to the body. The smaller modification I made was to leave the straps unattached in the back, but with button holes in them so that they are adjustable. I will attach buttons to the inside of the top (I can't find my button stash right now) and there are two slots on each strap for adjustable sizing.
I wish that I had two more skeins of each color of yarn so that I could have made the whole tank longer, the ruffle longer and the straps longer. Alas, it will have to do as is. I promise to have a better image once the little princess tries it on...this is just a placeholder photo...
Oh, and it's a Project Spectrum project!

1 comment:

Jen said...

I remember seeing this blocked in your WC! It turned out great. I can't wait to see it properly modeled.