Wednesday, December 15, 2010

burda style 09/2010-121 again and again

I REALLY love this turtleneck pattern.
So I made it a few more times!  The pattern is burdastyle 09/2010-121, a 3 piece turtleneck with a cut on collar and long sleeves (for scrunching).  This version is made of a super thin rib knit that I got at Walmart.  This stuff has zero recovery, so it really isn't good for much, but it actually works quite well in this pattern.
This version is made from a medium weight interlock given to me by a good friend.  It is super soft and cuddly, but definitely firmer and heavier than the rib knit.  Still, it works beautifully with this pattern.  I am really impressed with the breadth of fabric weights and stretch factor that really works with this.  I have so far used slinky, rib knit and interlock, but I have another cut out of ITY, and I've seen out there in blogland and on PR every kind of knit fabric imaginable.  While I have been a bit disappointed with burdastyle lately, this one is a clear winner, and worth tracking down the September issue for.

And lest you should think that I gave birth and then headed straight for my sewing machine, I made these and Myra's top last week.  Now I think that I am all caught up on posting projects, so it may be a little quiet around here for a bit.  At least until after Christmas, then I have a few fun things to show you!

8 comments:

  1. Great turtlenecks---they're such a staple for the winter wardrobe:)

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  2. Yes, I did wonder if you were holding Duncan Seth while you were stitching a turleneck or two:-)
    What a warm, cozy color for this versatile turtleneck. And many congratulations to you and all your family.

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  3. I just traced that pattern out last night after reading so many rave reviews about it on the sewing blogs. I'm so glad to see that it's quick yet produced a nice looking top.

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  4. Lovely turtlenecks - it's a great pattern and I love the fabrics you have chosen.

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  5. As soon as I saw your post yesterday I thought, "hmm, productive as you are, there is no way you made this straight after giving birth." Even you! Hope things are going well, and "wee professor" (as he will always be in my head) is sleeping and feeding well.

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  6. Ah, it's not too early for the newest addition to learn to love what comes off the sewing machine!

    Soon you'll be enjoying those wonderful new turtlenecks! I'm eagerly waiting to get that issue from the library - I let my subscription lapse in Aug.

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  7. It is so funny that you have been making these...I made another one from wool jersey just yesterday!

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  8. Quite the wardrobe basic, huh? :) I really love the color of the second one.

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