Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Hi, fellow knitalongers. Just wanted to pop over, and let you know what I found out about my Silver Belle. I finished mine, and I really love it. The absolute one thing I did that I think made a big difference was in the collar. I knit for a probably 3 inches (instead of 2) and I bound off with a size 10 needle. You know, hold the size 10 in your right hand, knit the stitches onto the 10, from the 8, and bind off.
Also, instead of two buttons, I made buttonholes for three. That was something I got from others that have made it. The model appears to have NO chest. Therefore, it works on her. For those that have something there, I recommend three buttons.
I am leaving on a trip tomorrow and didn't have time for photos. However, I will post some when I return.
Have fun!


Liz said...

I'm glad you said that. I have, let's just say, a substantially larger boobage going on than that (thin and young, call me bitter if you like) model, and I think 3 buttons will look better on my SB. Now I'm wondering about 5 or 6 buttons. Hmmmm!

Virtuous said...

OOh no fair! You are such a tease! :op Haha! Can't wait for the full photo shoot! And thanks so much for the collor and button hole tips!

Do the other knitters that did the 3 buttonholes on their SB know about the KAL??

Hope you have a good trip and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Park Bench Knitter said...

Thanks so much for the info!! I've been thinking about making this one myself. I especially appreciate you letting us know that the underweight model has no breasts! That is what really keeps me from knitting things --- the fact that the models are so abnormal.

Sheila said...

The sneak peak looks cabley gorgeous. I have yet to select a yarn and need to get a stepping on it. Have a beautiful trip.