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Friday, August 14, 2009


I'm super behind posting about my Summer Twist project, Uhura.

For this camisole, I got to use SWTC's Terra yarn. I had used it for Broderie and I loved it. I find Bamboo too drapey and heavy to use on its own, but paired with cotton (and at a finer gauge), it makes a beautiful fabric; and somehow the blend influences the way the yarn takes up dye, resulting in a delightful tweedy color.

The wonderfully funny Julia named it Uhura (I had rather unimaginatively called it Lace Camisole) and I think it's so appropriate. There's something about the bodice band, the keyhole, the notched hem, and of course the color, that is reminiscent of Starfleet uniforms to me.

Here's a shot of the back:

I made it a modified racerback because I love tanks that cut in a bit more at the armholes at the back. I just find them more flattering and comfortable.

As usual, the folks at Twist photographed and styled the garment perfectly -- with a sense of fun and yet showing the details of the garment. It's obvious that they love knits and have put a lot of thought into how to showcase them. I'm enjoying seeing the first FOs of Uhura crop up on Ravelry.

A new issue of Twist will be out on Sunday. The creative forces behind Twist have put up some great teaser videos here and here. Sunday can't get here quickly enough!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the shaping of the back, looks beautiful!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Team Knit ! said...

so pretty! I love that little tab across the bust, it's a great detail.

- Julie

4:55 PM  
Blogger j.kaori said...

Beautiful --- love the stitch pattern and the color, but especially the name! Congrats!

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My love of all things Star Trek demands that I knit this top. Well that and the fact that it's gorgeous!! Thanks again for wowing me ^.^

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that is CUTE! Where do all these ideas come from?!?!?!?

6:46 AM  

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