Pattern: Cleo, from Knitty
Yarn: Some "Peaches and Creme" yarn that I overdyed red (it used to be blue) - note; when overdying, don't tie a full pound of yarn into a skein, especially if you don't know how to tie and/or skien yarn. It will tangle very, very badly, and you will spend upwards of 15 hours untangling it (that's what I did during final exams last year, since I was exempt. It was a labor of love and stupidity.)
Needles: Size 9 DPNs, because both of my 9 circs were being used by UFOs that I should really finish. Apparently, despite my tightning the first stitch on every needle, I still managed to make ladders. I'm very talented.
Modifications: I used a bigger cup size than I am, because the instructions for my particular cup only required 30 stitches. To avoid any wardrobe malfunctions, I opted to use 40 stitches, and it turned out beautifully. The body was made as a small. Also, instead of using two strands of DK weight held together, I used worsted weight yarn (and got gauge! Yes!), because I didn't bother reading the pattern before I started swatching.
Things I Learned: This is a *very* quick knit. It took me about 15 hours, tops. And it's perfect to practice seaming, because you only seam the boobie bits to the waistband, so it's all horizontal. Also, icord is not nearly as scary as I used to think it was.( Collapse )
And a UFO bonus: The Swallowtail Shawl, from the latest Interweave Knits!( Collapse )