Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Traveling Knitter/ Street Urchin

 I finished this one between home and El Paso.  It's the Corona Camisol and one of those knits I've been wanting to make for a while, so I decided to just do it.  It also happens to be one of those knits that only a handful of people on Ravelry have tried; and maybe two ended up liking.  But I had the yarn (discount Naturally Caron, Spa) and it is a sort of summery knit, so I decided to knock it out. 

 This is totally wrinkled because I hadn't blocked it yet, but you get the idea. 
 I love the effect of the yarn wraps for the neckline.  And I love the detail of little silver rings attaching the I-cord straps to the body.  I also love the whole drop- waist look.   What I don't love is the overall shapelessness. ( I swear the pattern model has the back clothes- pinned together for the magazine shoot. )  

But, in a way I still like it.  Possibly I like it more as something to have experienced making than as something to have experienced wearing- I'm not sure.  It does have a vintage pinafore look.  I can see myself, hair tied up in a kerchief, bent over a row in the garden...or washing with a wash board... or hanging out on street corners like a depression-era urchin.  

 I like the gathered look of the decreases in back.  It makes me think of a girl's smocked jumper. 

 If it weren't for the neckline I know I wouldn't wear this.  As is, I might.   

If I had the desire to redo this I would slim it down more, like Krys-B did.  But I don't, so it's just another knit checked off the ever shortening list and 3 more skeins of yarn gone from the closet.
More on my Ravelry.

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