Sunday, April 03, 2005

Sitcom Chic is finished!

And I'm not sure if I like it.

Here it is:

Pattern: Bonne-Marie Burns' Sitcom Chic, from knitty.com
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Orangeade
Needles: size 8 straights (straights??? what was I thinking?)

First of all, I need to redo the crocheted button loop, as mine is about twice as big as it should be. No one ever said I could crochet though. And I need to steam the frount loop to try to get it to lie flat. Someday, I'll actually finish a sweater before I photograph it.

And even though it's safety orange, I'm okay with the color. It's the actual fabric I'm not so wowed by. It seems a bit rustic. I think it's just that I don't really care for the way cotton ease works up. It's easy to split--and well, I think as a result of that, this one looks "homemade."

It's a good pattern though, and I'll probably at the very least wear this with jeans and t-shirts and such.


Anonymous heather said...

So I have a question about the sizing of sitcom. I just bought yarn to knit it and am trying to figure out what size to do. I've noticed that all the pics I've looked at, it has been very "open" in the front, it buttons over the boobs and then pulls open at the bottom and the top. (I'm good at stating the obvious) I'm assuming this is how you wear it? I think I would like mine to stay a little more closed, should I knit a larger size up, does it fit small? Any help would be great! :) Heather

9:47 AM  
Blogger Tipper said...

Yours is the first negative review of Cotton-Ease that I've seen. It's certainly one I'll keep in mind, since I don't like rustic-looking yarn for more tailored sorts of projects. The cardigan I just finished looks very rustic, and it detracts from my pleasure of the thing, no matter how soft or pretty it is - it just wasn't what I wanted!

1:25 AM  
Blogger Tipper said...

P.S. I like that color! And the whole thing looks good.

P.P.S. I've heard that one way to fix the curling on that sweater is to sew ribbon on the wrong side of the edge.

1:26 AM  

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