by Kampfzwerg 01 Mar 2018

Knitting

Chanel-inspired twin-set. Hand knitted jacked and top in turquiose-glitz. The buttons are from Joe-Anne`s in Fort Meyers (Florida-vacation). When I saw the buttons, I remembered the yarn in my stash and the design instantly appeared in my head. Tree years later I discovered this turquoise poly-stretch fabric. The seams appear a little bit crooked but stretch out nicely, when the skirt is worn.

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by mops Moderator 05 Mar 2018

A beautiful ensemble! I love the colour, it is my favorite one. I hope your hands fully recovered after the move! We really need nimble fingers and healthy wrist for our crafts.

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Kampfzwerg by Kampfzwerg 06 Mar 2018

Mine also. I have an other twin-set in turquoise in Ajour, It looks really grat with navy-blue or white.
Hugs

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by basketkase 03 Mar 2018

Stunning work....beautiful colors...

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Kampfzwerg by Kampfzwerg 03 Mar 2018

Thank You, Dear,
hugs

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by pennyhal2 03 Mar 2018

You made a fabulous outfit! That "useless pile of paper" turned out to be a treasure trove! You certainly have mastered the techniques needed to make such a gorgeous creation! What else have you knitted? I want to see more!

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Kampfzwerg by Kampfzwerg 03 Mar 2018

Will come up later. When I started knitting sweaters the right and purl stitches were uneven. I was so frustrated that I started a sweater in rounds, but from the left side. The whole thing in purl-stitches. That took care of that. I didn`t do much in garter-stitch, because it was too boring. I started out with Fair-Isle knitting, sitting at the table with my crayons and quad paper and drawing patterns for my next object. I have knitted socks, woolen chemisoles for children with 2mm needles, big Islandic sweaters for my SIL and her husband, an Aaran-sweater for my hubby with 3mm needles in 56E-46US, lace, Guernseys, lots of cable, Ajour, mittens, hats an so much more. In the moment I`m recovering from our last move. My hands were so overworked, I couldn`t even open a milk package. So I started a hand-recovering-programm with a crochet-hook.I really didn`t have the strength for knitting. When I started the first shawl in Mini-Virus-pattern, I had a Déjà-vu-experience. My hand instantly knew, they have donne this pattern before. It nagged at me. Two weeks later, while unpacking my sewing and knitting magazines, one slipped and fell open. I just could not belive what I saw: the Mini-Virus pattern and the glued in bandage of the yarn from 1977. And I remebered. I`ve made a cream and beige-ombree shawl for my fiances grandma, for his sister`s wedding. "There are more things between the sky and earth than school wisdom will let you imagine".
Well, well.

mops by mops 05 Mar 2018

When I started knitting I had to use a 0.5 mm smaller needle for purling than for the knit stitches not to get a tell-tale stripy effect.

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by RodnickBiljon 02 Mar 2018

Beautiful set

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by liliana1 01 Mar 2018

Fabulous set

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by dragonflyer 01 Mar 2018

Lovely set...

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by babash 01 Mar 2018

Gosh you are so clever I love the complete outfit you have made.
Well done.

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by Kampfzwerg 01 Mar 2018

Thank You Cuties for looking and comments. I somehow have inherited a color memory.
I never sew the pieces together. Instead I use a crochethook. When I was 15 and started knitting seriously (my first socks), I scrached together my pocketmoney to buy a Burda knitting instruction book. My mama called me insane to spend 7.50 DM for a pale of useless paper. In this book they showed different kinds of seams to use on knitted items. I discovered that a sewn daisy stitch is the same as a croched slipstitch and use it cince then. I love it. If I make a mistake, I simply pull the thread and unravel it and try again. All the edges are finished with a croched slipstitch to hold them in form. Cotton isn`t really stretchy, pitty.

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Kampfzwerg by Kampfzwerg 01 Mar 2018

Sorry, the pile slipped to pale.

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by clintonmiss22 01 Mar 2018

Lovely! I love buttons!! Amazing how everything matches so well, when they were all purchased at different times. Beautifully done.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 01 Mar 2018

A wonderful set. Amazing how one item can motivate us to create around it. You did a great job.

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by sewdeb 01 Mar 2018

What a gorgeous set! and to think it was all inspired by some buttons! Amazing!

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by kustomkuddle 01 Mar 2018

A beautiful outfit. Love the color!

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by jrob Moderator 01 Mar 2018

Your plan came together really well! It's a beautiful set.

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by jenne 01 Mar 2018

Looks very nice to you plan to wear it a Easter. the color would be perfect.

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by lilylady 01 Mar 2018

Sew Beautiful!

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by gerryvb 01 Mar 2018

reading your story I just had to take a closer look at the buttons. The whole set is beautiful, excellent job, and lovely colour.

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graceandham by graceandham 01 Mar 2018

Gerry is correct!

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by pennifold 01 Mar 2018

Wow! This is outstanding and I LOVE the colour! Well done it must look gorgeous on you. Love Chris

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by spendlove Moderator 01 Mar 2018

Lovely outfit! I'm impressed that you started with the buttons and worked outwards!

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Kampfzwerg by Kampfzwerg 01 Mar 2018

Thank You!

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