Thursday, February 14, 2008

Done: Finally! After much crying and steeking

The Tilted duster is finally done! After blocking, a small turn in the dryer (it stretched after washing), and application of buttons and a snap, it is finally complete! I like how the side seam steeks turned out. I guess it was worth the time out!
Pattern: Tilted Duster by Norah Gaughan from Fall 07 Interweave Knits
Needle: #10 Circulars: Used the Denise set.
Yarn: Plymouth Galway Highland Heather in Teal, purchased in Hilo, here on the Big Island!
Began: September 6, 2007
Completed: February 8th 2008
Modifications: Did the 44" chest, but should have maybe done a smaller size back? Knit the sleeves in the round to sleeve caps, and when I re-knit them, I added about an inch to the length, then made the sleeve cap less extreme. Other than that... Oh yes: Sewed, steeked, cut the side seams to fit. Heh.

Some before and after armpit photos:

Now that it is done: I like the yarn, the color, and the design (except, of course, the bat wing underarms that needed trimming). I think the wool is soft and warm. I was unsure if the empire waist would fall from my bust and make me look preggers. And it does. But it is still nice, I just need to be careful about what I wear under it.
(crossposted on
Thanks, everybody, for all the advice and encouragement when I sent this into the corner for a time-out!


owl knits said...

I think you did a great job! I'm keeping your underarm corrections in mind, since I'm putting mine together as if it were a sewn garment - I've joined the shoulders, and when I finish the sleeves, will sew them in. Then I will sew the side seams and sleeve seams in one long effort, and add the skirt last. I'm almost finished with the sleeves. I hope mine turns out as nicely as yours.

Lori said...

I love your Duster, after seeing it this morning i decided to give the duster a try. Honestly it is going to be my 1st sweater project so i am nervous, hopefully mine comes out as nice as yours

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