ahhh...summertime

Friday, June 22, 2007

Summertime tunic. Such a quick, mindless, knit. Honestly, this could be made in a few days. I figured, about 14 hours of knitting. I did frog it once, only because of my gauge. I substituted yarn, and never did a gauge, because I never do. I used bias tape for the ribbon and stitched it together with the same color thread. The wooden beads were found in my daughters bead box. (added bonus)

Do I like it? Yes. Will I wear it? Probably not. I am going to try though.
The skinny: Summertime tunic, Interweave Knits, Summer 2007
Yarn: Debbie Bliss, Cathay, color 12005, 6 balls
Needles: Size 4 and size 6
Notes: Knit in the round. Very little finishing. Finished size 33 inches.
My summertime days are spent running in circles. Hoping for a little insomnia so I can catch up on everything you all are up to.
I can't believe it is Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!

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64 comments

  1. It's beautiful and I love the buttery color and the yarn you chose. I've had the page in Interweave marked because I really like it.

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  2. Anonymous6/22/2007

    I love this! I'm copying you! I just ordered my yarn from Webs. Thank you for the inspiration. I won't hold you accountable, however, if I'm unable to duplicate your fabulous result.

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  3. Not wear it? Are you kidding?! It's beautiful. I love the color and the beads just make it.

    PS> I never guage either. Never have, never will.

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  4. Spectacular! You definitely should wear it. I had not noticed this pattern until you mentioned it. Now I am actually considering it...

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  5. So glad to see your recent post. I love your project...it's darling! Hope the party went well. I missed you while you were away from your blog.

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  6. Oh I love it on you! It really looks fantastic.

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  7. It looks great on you, if that's you modelling it. I don't know why you wouldn't wear it, it looks super cute! I love your finishing touches!

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  8. Oh, I hope you wear it...It looks amazing on you. Great color choice and the beads are just so fun. Yay, summer knits!

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  9. I think this looks incredible and you should most definitely wear it! Great job! I can't wait to start mine :)

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  10. Why won't you wear it? :( Is it too heavy for summer? It looks lovely on you!

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  11. Wow, I really like how you did the ribbon. I would never have thought of that. It looks great too! I hope you'll get a chance to wear it somewhere!

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  12. Now THAT I will knit. I wasn't sold just from the magazine photos...but after seeing yours...

    It's a beautiful color and it looks great on you!

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  13. It looks great on you! A really cute top, I love the neckline!

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  14. Oh it looks so good on you, you HAVE TO wear it. The yarn worked out great! LOVE IT!

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  15. You should most definitely wear it! It is fabulous! The top is beautiful and it fits you perfectly.

    I rarely ever knit a guage swatch either.

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  16. This is on my must knit list. I was also thinking a yellow. It looks really good on you. I hope you do wear it.

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  17. This isn't an original question, but why won't you wear it? It looks beautiful on you! You did a great job.

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  18. you have to wear it, leslie! it looks fabulous on you. really, it does!

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  19. It looks fantastic on you, nice work!

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  20. Too awesome not to wear! It looks great on you.

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  21. www.knittingnutter.com6/22/2007

    It's gorgeous - you should definitely wear it, it looks really good.

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  22. i think that tunic is so beautiful...i hope you do wear it and enjoy wearing it! it is too pretty a sweater to stay in the closet!

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  23. That looks great -- did the size you make have negative ease?

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  24. It looks amazing!! Hopefully, I'll have more knitting time soon, and I can copy ya!

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  25. It's beautiful!!
    And the colour is great you have to wear it. Have a great weekend :)

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  26. I don't gauge either. I hope you DO wear it...

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  27. Very pretty! It has a fantastic feminine touch with the ribbons and beads. Congrats on such a fine piece of work.

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  28. it looks amazing on you. you absolutely have to wear it. you've also convinced me to knit it. now will 'I' wear it, that's another story. ;)

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  29. You HAVE to wear it - love it! Enjoy the weekend.

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  30. That looks incredible! I'm blown away by how good it looks on you.

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  31. Did you say . . 14 hours? Your fingers must be a blur!! This is so pretty, I hope you do try to wear it. It fits you perfectly. And I can't believe you never do a guage test!!!

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  32. Oh, you must wear this pretty thing! When I first opened at this post, I thought I was looking at a picture from a magazine. It's that good!

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  33. You MUST wear it!! It looks stunning, hot, perfect, beautiful. What more can you ask for?

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  34. I'm new to your blog, but you absolutely should wear it. It's fabulous.

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  35. Why wouldn't you wear this? It looks great!

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  36. barbara6/22/2007

    i will be #35 to encourage you to stretch your comfort zone and wear that terrific garment.....it looks like summer personified. great job.

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  37. Fabulous! Your version is top notch. Now I want to knit this too!

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  38. Anonymous6/22/2007

    it looks beautiful on you...i love the beads! you did a great job..
    :) laura

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  39. That is one beautiful knit! Just great! You need to wear it!! I tlooks so good on you!

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  40. That is just beautiful Leslie! It looks fantastic on you and should be worn!

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  41. It's lovely, simple yet so stylish. I hope you'll wear it a lot!

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  42. I think it came out gorgeous. You should wear it . . a lot!!

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  43. just trying to see if the photo comes up with my comments. . . let's see

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  44. I love the color and beads.Its so match.

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  45. I've seen a few of these, but I must say that yours is the one that makes me want to knit one. I love the color you used and the brown bias ribbon with the beads. The fact that it is such a quick knit is an added bonus. I hope you do wear it, it looks great on you.

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  46. I think it's adorable. Looks perfect on you. =) Happy Summertime Knitting!

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  47. This is lovely - I may have to copy you! Quick knit and minimal finishing might just tempt out my knitting mojo! :)

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  48. I love this top. I was not impressed by the mag pics, but this one is amazing. I too would like to know if this was knit with negative ease.

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  49. My gosh, this is amazingly beautiful! What a great color/yarn you chose, and it sure seems to have the perfect fit! You should really wear it and be proud of it! Fantastic work!

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  50. Really you don't gauge? I'm impressed! If I didn't gauge it would have ended up fitting around a refrigerator. It's gorgeous. I can't believe you've had three kids. Amazing.

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  51. why wouldn't you wear it!! it's gorgeous! love the yarn and contrast ribbon color!

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  52. No way! I just discovered your blog and to see you just knit the Summertime Tunic must be fate because I just cased on for this yesterday! HA!

    I hope mine turns out as nice as yours. It looks great on you! I don't know why you wouldn't wear it? It's pretty cool! Love your choice of yarn and the brown bias tape and wooden beads are great!

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  53. that is beautiful! the summery yellow color is just right. the beads are a great touch!

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  54. That looks gorgeous on you. I cant believe you aren't gonna wear it!? I can say I understand though. Its one of those things.
    I am jealous of your ability to not gauge.
    Don't forget to breathe this summer!

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  55. The tunic looks great on you - I hope you do end up wearing it a lot. The beads on the bias tape are a really nice touch.

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  56. Love this butter yellow yummy! It's gorgeous and the ties finish it off perfectly! You sure have an eye for style/color.

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  57. How could you not wear something that looks this fabulous. And how neat and even is your knitting - just beautiful!

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  58. Boy you get a ton of comments for someone who has been blogging for about a year! :) Congrats! That tank is gorgeous - it does NOT look hand-knit (and I mean that as the highest possible compliment!). Way to go - SK

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  59. You would be insane not to wear this. It looks gorgeous on you! I only WISH I had used a color as pretty as yours!

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  60. Totally a winner! This is fabulous!

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  61. Anonymous6/28/2007

    this is so beautiful, you should definitely wear it -- it looks terrific on you in the photo! show it off! janetd

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  62. I can't believe you wouldn't wear it... it came out so nice... love the color choice. I'm new to knitting and started the summertime tunic... but slowly realizing it may just become a tunic...lol

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  63. Beautiful knit. Love the color and style.

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  64. Very pretty! I love the color... but now the color I chose for my STT looks really boring ;=)

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