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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Finished Phildar #448 Bustier Top

Project Details
Pattern: Phildar #448 Special Twenty 2006 Pattern 10 Bustier

Yarn: No label Rowan Handknit Cotton sub for Coton 4

Quick summer project.Fitted corset type tank/shell.Rib pattern with eyelet details.
Difficult to do a FBA and lower the empire line without spoiling the dewsign lines .If knitted as specified the horizontal portion of design will start bang on the bustpoint area for me .
I knitted a smaller size for the back to the front to give some shimmy , extended the horizontal design to four pattern repeat.I kept the lower rib section the same as I wasnt going for the belly baring look.
One may need to shorten the rib area accordingly to keep full length unchanged if desired.
Squared out the scooped neckline and made the straps wider by charting on graph paper
Finished with crochet edge with picot trim.This may be tricky in the original yarn which is quite robust.
Great French Phildar instructions with charts , stitch pattern definition and schematics.

Worn already but will need to dye to muted colour to get more use out of it
I wont be making again , too many fabby Phildar patterns to try.