Monday, September 21, 2009

Peek-A-Boo Chevron Tunic

Yep, I am still here. I have been very busy finishing up a book I am writing with Jill Write for Leisure Arts and various other patterns for magazines.

Here is my newest published pattern. It is in the newest issue of Inside Crochet. You want the Ravelry links? The Peek-A-Boo Chevron Tunic is what I called it but in the magazine it is the Chevron Tunic I hear (I don't have the magazine yet) but you can find it in Inside Crochet, Issue #4 October/November

Here are some pictures on flickr I took of it before I sent it to the UK.

To tell the truth, I am not totally happy with the color choices that we used over the left boob. It would have been cuter with a blue instead of the green but the color cards we used to choose the colors made it look like the green would be perfect. The hard part is that the yarn is kettledyed and each skein is a little different from the next so even though one skein of the multy looked great with the green the others didn't. Does that make sense?
Here, I took pictures with a blue held up to it so you can see what it would look like in a different color.

So, I know some of you will be wondering, "why make one side different than the other?" Well, you don't have to do that at all but I thought it was a cool way to make an everyday chevron piece different. Actually, that is how I got the Peek-A-Boo idea. To me, the idea that only one boob has a striped chevron is like a game of peek a boo.

What do you think? You can be honest with me. I know that some of you will just LOVE it and some will HATE it. I am prepared for that as I too am in a love/hate relationship with it.

Here is a close up of the stitch pattern on the body. What took so long for me to make this was that the second row was pretty much worked into the holes of the first row so in essence, every two rows really counted as one for the body. Combine that with sock yarn and it.takes.a.long.time!

The only other thing that I might change when I publish this pattern myself is the way I did my decreases. I think they are a little too drastic and I think that I will do a little more math to make them a little more subtle in future patterns.

Other than that...I hope you will go to RAVELRY and favorite it right away :-)

I will try to update you all more soon with all the other things I have been up to lately!



Annette said...

I absolutely love it.

I see what you mean about the colour, but it's a great design. Very versatile for wearing, and gives lots of ideas for customizing in colour (personally, I'd prefer solid or semi-solid yarn, but this doesn't make me write off the design).

And, it's sooooo hard to find good greens! Do you know why?

Susan said...

I like it, it's very cute! I like the pink chevron, but not the other color which looks like baby poop green on my monitor this morning.

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

the stitch detail is fascinating

Sara said...

I really like it. Though I prefer a more solid color, the chevron does pop more with the color changes. I favorited! :D

chococat78 said...

Very cute :) Will definitely be making this once I get the magazine.

Karen said...

Boy-howdy but that is a nice piece.

Soyun Park said...

This is so pretty. I adore the design as well as colors. What a wonderful work!

Kimi said...

Love at first sight! I live in the U.S. is there any way for me to get my hands on this pattern?