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Jackie F.
05-06-2006, 05:27 PM
Finally, I finished my Picovoli (http://www.magknits.com/Aug05/picovoli.htm) tee! :happydance: I'd never made anything for myself in cotton until now. Since I finished the hemming and steam blocking in the afternoon, I was able to wear it out to dinner last night. The yarn used was KnitPicks Shine (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420122/yarn_display.aspx) (sport weight) in Grass color, needle size 4. The steam blocking seemed to tame the picot edging (I was worried that it wouldn't). I had more trouble with the back neck picot hem than the front, but that's OK because then people can see that there's no tag and that I knit it -- hee hee!

One more thing, the yarn is so soft that when I was adjusting the tails of the bottom hem to secure them, the edging got a little fuzzy. One of my next projects is Green Gable (http://www.zephyrstyle.com/catalog/item.cfm/2367447/2628822). Originally, I was going to do it in Shine Worsted, but thought I should keep my options open. I ended up buying Tahki Cotton Classic (http://www.tahkistacycharles.com/Yarns/yarns_detail.asp?CatID=1&ID=10&New=False&pg=11) #3331 (brownish red) which is 100% mercerized cotton. I already CO, joined, and finished the first time through Parts A and B. I can tell this is gonna be a fun, fun knit. :inlove: However, I'm going to set it aside and focus on finishing some other projects first. :XX:

Virtuella
05-06-2006, 05:34 PM
I love it!!!
Beautiful knitted! :heart:
And it looks beautiful on you!! :thumbsup:

rebecca
05-06-2006, 05:45 PM
:D GORGEOUS!!! I love, love the color :D

Ellen Edwards
05-06-2006, 05:57 PM
Great Job, Jackie!!! I love it--want to knit one for my dil now! :D

knitqueen
05-06-2006, 06:38 PM
It looks really lovely! Are you happy with the fit?? I made one a few months back and haven't worn it yet due to the weather not being warm enough yet, but I'm worried that mine turned out a tad too big and I hope I'm able to shrink it a bit. The waist part is good, but the sleeves are loose.

At any rate, yours looks fantastic and I love the picot edging!! :cheering:

gardenmommy
05-06-2006, 06:39 PM
Looks awesome, perfect for summertime!

Jackie F.
05-06-2006, 06:51 PM
Are you happy with the fit?? I made one a few months back and haven't worn it yet due to the weather not being warm enough yet, but I'm worried that mine turned out a tad too big and I hope I'm able to shrink it a bit. The waist part is good, but the sleeves are loose.

I chose to make the 38" size, but used thinner yarn than the pattern calls for. Also: after CO for the underarms to join the front and back, I had to do short rows (only 2 though). It turned out slightly bigger than expected and "grew" a little while wearing. But then again, I haven't washed it yet. So, it could shrink a little. I'm curious to see how it wears in the washer and dryer. I probably will only put it in the dryer for 10 minutes, then lay it flat.

loveswildflowers
05-06-2006, 07:04 PM
That is one beautiful tank. I love the color and the shaping. It looks fantastic on you! :D

Jan in CA
05-06-2006, 07:19 PM
That's beautiful! I love the picot edging!

Ingrid
05-06-2006, 07:31 PM
You did a fabulous job on that! It looks fantastic and fits perfectly, too! :cheering: :cheering:

jamadian75
05-06-2006, 07:48 PM
Wow-za!!

What a perfect fit - color style and all!

:inlove:

Totalele
05-06-2006, 09:10 PM
WOW!! :inlove:

Never, in a million years I'll be able to make something like this! Gorgeous! And so well fitting!!

bjc1050
05-06-2006, 09:15 PM
What everyone else has said! So Pretty! :cheering:

sara_jayne
05-06-2006, 09:31 PM
Beautiful!!

Gina
05-06-2006, 11:43 PM
I love eveything about it!! It fits perfectly on you too! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

knitqueen
05-06-2006, 11:58 PM
WOW!! :inlove:

Never, in a million years I'll be able to make something like this! Gorgeous! And so well fitting!!

Never say never!! ;) I made this top, as I said, and I found it to be a really nice, easy to follow pattern. It looks gorgeous (and complicated) but really it's not that difficult if you know the basics. And the fit comes from the cleverly placed full fashioning decreases. It's just a great design! :D

AnreeAce
05-07-2006, 12:11 AM
I know I'm climbing on the bandwagon a little late here, but that's SO pretty! Great job!

:cheering:

Danielle
05-07-2006, 12:16 AM
Great job! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I love the color!!

Amber
05-07-2006, 10:30 AM
Beautiful work -- your knitting looks absolutely perfect and it looks great on you!

kemp
05-07-2006, 10:39 AM
Your stitches are so even and perfect. It looks fantastic on you...the color goes perfect with your skin.

cecile77
05-07-2006, 11:38 AM
It looks great on you. The shaping is really good and the yarn has a nice shine to it. :)

butterflymama
05-07-2006, 04:58 PM
It looks great on you! What a nice color! :cheering:

nicolethegeek
05-07-2006, 07:17 PM
Great job! It looks fabulous!