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Boob Framer

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January 3 2012
February 26 2012
Project info
Boob Framer
Abalone by Beata Jezek
my boobs, I suppose...who else?
Medium/Large? (which is what I generally wear)
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted

Ok, somewhere in the pattern, it says that the sweater/vest really isn’t designed to close in front, but to think of it as a frame for your boobs…that’s why I call it a boob framer.

Specs/Mods -
Cast on 79,
Inc to 147, as indicated on pattern (34 rows)
Straight st st to 99 rows (between 16-17”)
Divide into sections of 31 - 85 - 31 sts, and knit sections st st, kitchener shoulders (23 sts left at back neck)

I-cord bind off officially failed! Too tight… and there are puckers at the inside of the border on the lower front curves of the sweater…looking at my options before I FROG and redo. sigh!

02.22.12 - So, I frogged the bind off, and tried another bind off…no good, still puckers…Brenda was right. Sooo, I frogged almost the entire border, then picked up the stitches again (with extras at the corners on the pick-up AND on the next three knit rows), and I think it’s better. Won’t know for sure until I bind off again - sigh!
By the way, the I-cord bind off looks waaayyyyy better than anything else, so I think I am gonna work it on fewer stitches (2 or 3) with giant needles to increase the elasticity.

02.24.12 - Well, on bigger needles, the i-cord bind off looks RIDICULOUS!!!, so I ripped it back and did the bind off on the 8s, with just two stitches. I finished one of the “sleeves” this morning, and the border around the sweater is a little wavy (I may have added too many stitches at the corners?)…I am going to do that second sleeve and give it all a good soak and block…we will just have to wait and see what happens, I suppose…

02.27.12 - logging the finish…after soaking and laying flat to dry, looks great! Wearing it today to work, and I really love it! I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but I do…it’s a shame I don’t take my own photo very well, because this is one that really needs to be seen ON…maybe someone can take a photo for me on Thursday?!?

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85% Wool, 15% Mohair
190 yards / 113 grams
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  • Originally queued: July 12, 2011
  • Project created: January 3, 2012
  • Finished: February 27, 2012
  • Updated: October 18, 2012
  • Progress updates: 5 updates