Monday, April 17, 2006

Bias Corset: My first published knit!

Remember when I was working on a secret project? I later admitted that I knit it for Annie Modesitt. You can finally see the whole piece now (sorry for the small photo):

I love it, but I'm biased

Pattern: Bias Corset by Annie Modesitt, Summer 2006 Interweave Knits, smallest size, A-cup
Yarn: Filatura di Crosa Zarina (100% Merino) and Filatura di Crosa Luxury (100% silk)
Needles: US size 2 (or did I use 3s? I can't remember anymore)
Comments:
* The first version of the pattern produced a much longer top. Annie shortened it after she saw it.
* The top is easily knit in one piece. (Except for the straps. So I guess it isn't technically one piece, but there is no real seaming involved.)
* The pattern has instructions for different sizes AND instructions for different cup sizes (A, B, C, and D cups)--you can mix and match to get the perfect fit. I personally think that this will be flattering to many body shapes.
* I'm surprised at how high the model is wearing the top. I though that it would be worn lower so that the diagonal row of eyelets would go below the breasts.

16 comments:

Rachel said...

You are a ROCK STAR! I can't wait to get my magazine -- I bet it's a month or so away, right? I will then inspect the photo very closely and return to tell you what a fabulous job you did.

So can you tell me -- do you actually LIKE the top? Is it something you'd make for yourself? Did you get any say in what you got to test knit, and picked this because you liked it, or were you randomly assigned? (That question is not meant to suggest whether I like it or not, it was more a question about the test knitting process.)

I'm very impressed. I bow to your general superiority.

Jennifer said...

Yay for you! It looks great. What a cute pattern Annie has created.

Ingrid said...

wow...I will also be looking closely at the corset.

I thought you might like the colour flirty :) I will hold your 1/2 ball in reserve and happily search for 1 ball...

amylovie said...

Woohoo! My friend is famous! Congrats Laura!

Amy

Meredith said...

Yay, I thought that was yours! Looks lovely.

grumperina said...

Agreed! When I saw it on the dressform at Annie's house, it was "worn" much lower. Therefore, it appeared a lot longer (it was already shortened at that point). It is quite fabulous, of course, both the design and your knitting!

goodkarma said...

It's too bad the knitter's name isn't in the credits with the designer's! :) Looks like a fun knit; congratulations!

Sheryl said...

Way to go! Amy had shared you were working on something for Annie. That is beautiful - how exciting for you!

Pyewacket said...

Sexayyyy! That's a gorgeous top -- looks very functional for summer. I'm intrigued.

Elizabeth said...

Ooooooh, purty. Nice job. I love the summer tanks in this issue.

Dipsy said...

Hi from Austria! Congrats! This top is absolutely beautiful - perfect for summer that's hopefully soon to come!

Bear Knits said...

Congrats! It looks perfect for summer.

Rebekah said...

Wow, congratulations, what a great pattern.

I'm really looking forward to the upcoming magazine, it seems to have a bunch of great patterns which for me is a rarity for summer.

Terby said...

That's cool! Congratulations.

I'm looking forward to seeing this issue, despite not being generally super excited about summer issues.

Angel said...

My mommy was just looking through her IK and noticed that, commenting on how pretty it looked - now she knows it's made by a fellow Knittyhead! Wow! Makes me want to curl up in it the first chance someone lays it down on the bed. Can Scout or Elly come out to play?

Me-Ow!

http://angelspookyhouse.blogspot.com

Alison said...

Wow, I had just seen the IK preview and that was one of my favorite designs. I was even looking at the yarn for it already. Great job!