View Full Version : Cable-8 top FO
08-20-2006, 08:29 PM
Just successfully finished a top, for the first time ever! Got the pattern from Interweave Knits, Spring 2005, Cable-Eight Top by Joyce Wu. Yarn is Filatura Lanarota Royal Linen, color #7 (malt, I think). I had a little bit of trouble with the sizing, finding that the front and back panels (identical) were long enough but not wide enough for me (and my gauge was correct). Since I had already started over several times, I didn't feel up to doing it again. So, I sewed the shoulder seams, then picked up stitches along the sides and added horizontal 2x2 ribbing. Then I mattress-stitched the side seams together. Thanks to knittinghelp, I finally felt like I knew what I was doing! Yea for me![/img]
I think its BEAUTIFUL! :cheering: I love how it looks on you, and the slight peach tone to the yarn makes you look like you have a beautiful tan. And your cabling is awesome. Well done!
08-20-2006, 09:41 PM
That's beautiful. The yarn shows the cables nicely!
08-20-2006, 09:46 PM
Very ingenius ribbing panel solution :cheering: :cheering:
08-20-2006, 10:27 PM
Lovely! I think the ribbing looks great - it gives the finished project a very polished look.
08-20-2006, 10:35 PM
Very nice cables! It turned out wonderfully!
08-20-2006, 11:11 PM
Beautiful! Your cables look perfect, and I love your solution to the size issue -- very clever!
08-21-2006, 10:08 AM
Your fixes sure gave you a great fit!
08-21-2006, 10:12 AM
Really pretty and I agree, great job on those cables!
08-21-2006, 10:21 AM
08-21-2006, 10:25 AM
ditto. Those cables look so nice and even!
Jan in CA
08-21-2006, 10:34 AM
What a pretty sweater! You did a nice job on the cables!
08-22-2006, 03:38 AM
That is fantastic! It looks so flattering on you!! :cheering:
08-22-2006, 10:09 PM
I like it a lot--beautiful cables, and it looks nice on you!!
08-23-2006, 08:02 AM
Looks lovely on you -- your solution to the sizing is clever! Worked really well. :)
It's gorgeous and fits you so well! Great job.
08-26-2006, 09:12 AM
Terrfic work!! Love your alterations!! :cheering:
08-26-2006, 08:05 PM
That is fantastic and looks so good on you!
I loved reading that you didn't let the sizing issue discourage you - what a clever solution! :notworthy:
08-27-2006, 11:23 AM
I loooooooooove that color!! You did a great job!
Beautiful! I've always wanted to make that top but never got around to it. I think the addition of the ribbing looks great!
08-27-2006, 05:33 PM