Friday, October 28, 2005

Past the Half Point

I'm over half done with my Tivoli, yea!!! I can't wait to finish so I can proudly wear it like those of you who have finished:) Julia, I love the color you chose for your Tivoli and I look forward to see what it looks like completed!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

ATivoli (or Picovoli?) in Knitpicks Shine

Hello fellow Tivo-Pico-voli knitters! This is my first knitted garment, I'm so excited! I've made things like hats, bags, toys, and scarves before, but this is a first. Yay. I ordered 5 skeins of Knitpicks Shine in "Sky".
And I knit my little gauge swatch (this is new too, of course I never gauge for things like hats and bags!) I tossed it in the washing machine, and the cotton fibres did "bloom" a bit, but not too much. I'm impressed with this yarn. It's got a lovely feel and sheen, and it held up well through the washing, no pilling or stretching. My gauge was right on the dot, so I ordered my size 4 circ's in the 24" and 16", and I'll get going as soon as they arrive! (I knit the swatch on straights). I haven't decided yet whether I'll do the Tivoli or Picovoli version, right now I'm leaning towards the Picovoli.
I have a question: I've been reading about the need for negative ease with this pattern and the cotton, but the pattern Gumperina recommends for a size 34 already takes this into account, right? I don't need to knit the size 32, because that would actually come out to a size 30. It's a tad confusing, thanks for any help!

Friday, October 14, 2005

tips on blocking?

my tivolio is coming along. just a few more inches to go. any good tips for blocking this? i want to flatten the rolled edges as much as possible.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Another one?!

Greetings! I have recently joined the KAL to create a Tivoli for myself. I made one for my daughter back in August as you can see here.

I really liked the pattern a lot and I'm looking foward to making this one for me:) Looks like I've got some catching up to do!

Monday, October 10, 2005


i have been planning on knitting tivoli since summer, and finally started last week, and i found this site. i had printed out the old pattern and started on that before i found the Picovoli pattern at magknits. i love the picots edging, so if this turns out well i may have to knit another with the new pattern. i think that it is a really versatile pattern that can be worn a lot. i am up to the decreases, and so far it is a really great to knit. you can't beat the top down all in one piece construction.

I am using brown sheep company cotton fleece. the yarn store didn't have three skins the same in any of the colors that i liked so i got two skins of a dark teal, and one of bright green. i plan on knitting the top with the teal and then the bottom green. we well see how that works out. .

i also used yarn-overs in place of the knit to front and back increases so that there is a lacy bit at the shoulders.

here is a picture of my progress. sorry for the b ad night photography. hopefully i will have better pictures next time.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

FINISHED! I actually finished the sweater over a week ago, minutes before I had to meet my parents at the airport before we embarked on a trip through New Mexico into Arizona to Phoenix. In this shot, I am proudly wearing Tivoli for the first time. As I mentioned earlier, this yarn had no name or other information because I bought it in a yarn shop in Portugal (and I don't speak Portuguese). My guage was fairly far off, so I knit the smallest size and it came out with the measurements of the next size up. This was definitely a fun, quick knit and I'd love to make another one some time. There are more images on my blog-- click the "Emily" link on the right to visit.  Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 07, 2005

Finished too!

I finished my Tivoli yesterday, except for the weaving of ends and blocking. (Any suggestions on blocking cotton?) It took almost 5 balls of Endless Summer Lara from Elann on 3s. It isn't obvious in the picture (luckily) and probably won't be noticed by the general public (no close up pictures here!) but with all my stitch marker problems I ended up making the decreases at the wrong place (not front left and right, more off center). Oops! I just wanted to finish so I did, but in finishing the armholes I decided I really enjoy this pattern and will probably make another. I saw on Heidi's blog her Tivoli with tiny ribs on the neck, armholes and waist to keep from rolling, so I decided to do the same and I like it. Without further ado, here is the very overexposed photo:

Thursday, October 06, 2005


Details on my blog!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

On Hold

I've officially put my picovoli on hold. Here's what I have done so far and the fit seems to be nice. The colors are a little washed out from the flash. I didn't have enough of the lime green to make a whole shirt so I'm supplementing with random stripes with a purple/yellow/green mix.

I really like how it is turning out so far but I have some sweaters that I'm making for my brothers that need to be done ASAP. They needed the needles from my picovoli. I guess it's okay since I won't be wearing this much until next year anyway. It's going to start getting cold here in Nebraska soon.