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critti
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]

Chel
08-20-2006, 08:57 PM
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!

Vendie
08-20-2006, 09:41 PM
That's beautiful. The yarn shows the cables nicely!

rebecca
08-20-2006, 09:46 PM
Gorgeous!!!
Very ingenius ribbing panel solution :cheering: :cheering:

psammeadred
08-20-2006, 10:27 PM
Lovely! I think the ribbing looks great - it gives the finished project a very polished look.

gardenmommy
08-20-2006, 10:35 PM
Very nice cables! It turned out wonderfully!

Amber
08-20-2006, 11:11 PM
Beautiful! Your cables look perfect, and I love your solution to the size issue -- very clever!

Mama Bear
08-21-2006, 10:08 AM
Your fixes sure gave you a great fit!

Very nice.

Mama Bear

maxmom
08-21-2006, 10:12 AM
Really pretty and I agree, great job on those cables!

KnittyKitty
08-21-2006, 10:21 AM
Beautiful! :inlove:

Pink Dandelion
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!

melinphx
08-22-2006, 03:38 AM
That is fantastic! It looks so flattering on you!! :cheering:
-Melanie

callmesusan
08-22-2006, 10:09 PM
I like it a lot--beautiful cables, and it looks nice on you!!

knit-errant
08-23-2006, 08:02 AM
Looks lovely on you -- your solution to the sizing is clever! Worked really well. :)

kemp
08-23-2006, 11:55 AM
It's gorgeous and fits you so well! Great job.

nanonette
08-26-2006, 09:12 AM
Terrfic work!! Love your alterations!! :cheering:

jamadian75
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:

Andrea
08-27-2006, 11:23 AM
:inlove: :inlove:

I loooooooooove that color!! You did a great job!

Mer
08-27-2006, 03:18 PM
Beautiful! I've always wanted to make that top but never got around to it. I think the addition of the ribbing looks great!

DreamWeaver
08-27-2006, 05:33 PM
beautiful :cheering: