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FO: Camisa

Pattern: Camisa, from KnitScene Fall 2006, designed by Kat Coyle

Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Candy Apple, less than 3 skeins for the x-small size

Needles: US 6 and a size F Crochet hook

Notes and mods: I followed the pattern for the 32.5″ size nearly exactly, with the only change being fewer repeats on the basketweave section to compensate for my row gauge.   Blocking made all the difference here – preblocking it was all weird and lumpy, with the basketweave pattern actually standing out from my body.  I blocked it a bit longer, and now it fits perfectly!  I love the sleeves, which are kind of like tiny wings on me, and this sweater adds curves where I don’t actually have them… it’s very nice!  I don’t usually knit with red, because it’s hard for me to find the correct shade not to clash with my hair, but this red is very nice, and I actually have another red sweater planned soon.  I had issues with the crochet edging.  I don’t care for crochet edgings as a rule, and it took  me forever to get the slip stitch to behave (to be fair, I needed a smaller hook but couldn’t find one, so I made do.)

This sweater took longer than it should have, but I’m just glad to finish anything with all the craziness going on right now!  I’m not sure what I’ll make next… I may swatch for awhile this afternoon between services.

13 thoughts on “FO: Camisa

  1. Oh, pretty, and very, very flattering. Red is my favorite color, but I didn’t wear it for years because of my red hair. Finally, I decided I didn’t care if it clashed and started wearing red. And people invariably compliment my outfit when I’m wearing red. I find, paradoxically, that orange-y reds are better with red hair than blue-y reds.

  2. What an attractive sweater! It looks wonderful on you. This is one of those patterns I wouldn’t have given very serious consideration on its own, but yours makes me re-think that.

  3. That looks really great on you. 🙂 So flattering! I envy you; you seem to be spitting out FO’s at a fast rate at the moment! I can’t even seem to finish the one sock that’s sitting here, glaring at me from my desk… 😉
    Well done!

  4. Wow, that’s gorgeous! I love how the pattern pulls in around the waist, and that color is perfect for you. Not to mention that you knit it up incredibly fast. It’s amazing how you just keep cranking ’em out!

  5. I have to say, you are a knitting machine. I have never seen anyone knit so many nice tops so fast! I read your blog often and every top is beautiful. Great job! I just wish I could knit as quickly as you. I am so jealous.

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