The Ogee Tunic is my first 2007 FO. But before showing you the clear pictures, how about some whacky dance pics? I haven't done that for quite some time ... My favourite is the Tweety dance ... hahaha ...
Pattern: Ogee Tunic designed by Norah Gaughan from Knitting Nature
I love this pattern, even more than the Shell Tank from the same book. I made absolutely no modification at all since my gauges, both stitch and row, are spot on. As you can see, the size (Small - 36") fits me perfectly ... even the sleeve length is perfect! I particularly like the shoulder/armhole part of the tunic ... it makes me look like having a beautiful straight shoulder line, which in reality is a bit slanting!
The model in the book wears the tunic as is ... but you see, this is really out of the question for me. First, the alpaca feels a bit itchy on my skin; second, the front slit is just too deep. ;)
Yarn: Alana (50% Alpaca / 25% Wool / 25% Acrylic) in Maroon
I used 7 balls to make the 36" size. I got this yarn in this colour on eBay which was not available at the online store then. Now, a lot more colours are available. This yarn feels really soft in the ball and the colour is really lovely. However, I am afraid I'm not so lucky with the alpaca this time ... because the sweater feels a bit itchy on my skin. I guess I really have to stay away from this lovely fiber! :(
Gauge and Needles: 23 sts and 32 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch using Aero Circular 3.25mm
Start date: 12-25-2006
Finish date: 01-09-2007
Now I am off to work on my Sashiko jacket again.