Monday, October 8, 2012

Red, red, red..

Yep.  I'm playing house-model again, poncing about the studio in another knitty viscose dress (and slightly weirdy half-sticky-up hair).

I think I'm getting to grips with this viscose yarn on the knitting machine.  Yesterday, I made this dress as one long rectangle, with a hole in the middle for the neckline.  It's very fluid and RED and feels a bit like a siren dress... even though it's just a rectangle with a few holes in it.

For the knitting machine geeks: It was knit in a fake rib, with every second needle out of work, 90 working stitches, 3 balls of yarn per side (I didn't count rows), with 25 stitches for each shoulder and a quick cast-off-cast-on for the neckline.  Made on Sunday afternoon.  I'll eventually get around to Ravelry with it.

I'm a bit happier with my side seams than I was on the blue version (and would close up the armhole a smidge more if I had a scrap of the yarn left).


 I just have to find a smoother bra and slip arrangement than the one I have right now before I can wear it outside the studio (....she says, posting it up on the internet... ?!).   I kind of figure that I can share it here.  I mean, apart from the psycho-axe-murderers amongst us here in internet-land, we're all girlfriends, non..?  (And I'd actually like some pointers from local girlfriends, if you can recommend a suitable undergarment).

I'm a bit tempted to try a similar thing in different yarns, to get a feel for what the shape (or lack of) can do.... but how many rectangles can a girl ponce about in?

13 comments:

Jessica said...

That red is delicious, and what a fabulous rectangle with holes in it! I like to take a rectangle of stretchy fabric and cut a hole in the middle then call it a skirt. Sometimes I get fancy and make a waistband out of another long skinny rectangle.

Katy Cameron said...

Ooh, very cool, and it does look nice and slinky. As for the undies, I'm sorry, mine only come in industrial sizes with enough hardware to support a small army, you seem to be blessed with something that might be smaller and cheaper to find a solution for!

Tania said...

WORK THAT RECTANGLE, LADY! (you look positively snazzy).

Kelley said...

I don't know. You seem to make the rectangle look good, every single time you wear it. I say, add as many rectangles to your wardrobe as you can!

poppykettle said...

wait... what? You KNITTED this? It's incredible! And i love it.

Chiara Z said...

The drape and fit are fantastic. Now why is it that a rectangle never looks as good as that on me!

Chiara Z said...

Ummmm, don't answer that question:)

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Its a little Va va voom! And that's a good thing!
I have a waist that resembles a rectangle so anything like that on me generally looks like a pillow case with boobs - not so va va voomy.

Annie said...

LOVE IT! I want to make a top . . . how much yarn do you think I'd need?

Lisa M said...

Very siren like - wish I could make a rectangle look so good. On me, it would look like a triangle with the widest part on my butt. Now let's all imagine a bright red pear....not a good image.

Now as for the underwear:
Target have a great range of shape wear that do not show lines ALSO,
Nancy Gancy shape wear is unbeatable for that flawless look, but a lot more pricey than Target. I think Big W also have a range. You could also try your local lingerie shop or Intimo (intimo.com.au) beautiful, well made underwear and shapewear.

Good luck with the search, but if you have trouble, full boy legged panties and a seam free T-shirt bra, both in nude.

Juddie said...

Just a rectangle eh?! Girl, you know how to transform that thang!
Gor-geous!

Nettie said...

That is so cooooollll!!! The fit and color are amazing! I don't really need much incentive to buy more crafting tools, but this might make me reconsider getting a knitting machine!

Fer said...

Ponce away!! I've never seen a rectangle look so good before.