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MerigoldinWA
07-24-2008, 03:56 PM
I finally finished the Lace Cross Tank by Norah Gaughan from the S/S 2008 Vogue Knitting Magazine. :woot: It is project #32, shown on page 90. I used the yarn called for, Berroco Seduce. It is rayon, linen silk and nylon. It has a dark inner strand wrapped with a lighter one that creates small (sometimes not so small) slubs. I loved it for this project.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Other%20Items/CLTfrontclose.jpg

The pattern had some errors. Some had been corrected before I started, some not and at least one not yet (minor). I liked the pattern very much. Very interesting construction. Front and back are made exactly alike but sewn together differently. You make the triangle first then pick up stitches along the sides and add odd shaped side panels. The lace inserts are extended to form the straps.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Other%20Items/closeup2clt.jpg

And here is the back.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Other%20Items/CLTback.jpg

I had my very common problem of getting gauge to start with, and started over several times (yes, I know about swatching and do it :lol: ). But I finally got started right on a size 3 needle (called for a 5)

My daughter loves this top and it fits nicely. I made a size 34 bust.
Here she is in it, head included. :)

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Other%20Items/LCTMandybyshrub.jpg

margz3
07-24-2008, 04:24 PM
I love it! Very nice job!

mare-nitt
07-24-2008, 04:38 PM
Looks very nice, good color choice.

scout52
07-24-2008, 04:39 PM
It looks great!! the color is so pretty on her!!

bambi
07-24-2008, 05:14 PM
Beautiful, daughter and top! Great job and I bet she loves it.

Bambi

Jan in CA
07-24-2008, 05:47 PM
Nice top! Your daughter is really pretty and looks great in it!!

ArtLady1981
07-24-2008, 06:38 PM
First of all, let me say this! Your DD is so pretty, and I swear, she has the most beautiful skin! Peaches 'n' Cream! Milky! Wonderful!

On the tank: it is GORGEOUS! And so well done, Judy! So well done! I just LOVE IT! I admire your knitting so much, and it is admirable that you keep re-starting til the gauge is RIGHT! It was so critical for this tank top! You acheived a perfect fit!!! And anything less than perfect would have been a disaster for this darling top!

WAY TO GO!!! :cheering:

mks22300
07-24-2008, 07:08 PM
Very cute!

Wanda Witch
07-24-2008, 08:04 PM
What a darling top for a DD that is also beautiful with a figure to die for. Love the color(s) of the top and the work looks so involved. I hope one day I can reach, well almost, this type of perfection. A job very well done.

The.Knitter
07-24-2008, 08:26 PM
Fantastic!!!!

suzeeq
07-24-2008, 09:40 PM
Very very nice! Good job.

DeAnzaJig
07-24-2008, 09:43 PM
Wow!:cheering:

Great job and a great fit!

What does slub mean?

Debkcs
07-24-2008, 10:34 PM
Like everyone said, it's beautiful, and it does look really great on your daughter.

So, what is next on your needles?

MerigoldinWA
07-25-2008, 10:42 AM
What does slub mean? After I used the word and you asked, I wasn't sure I knew for sure or used it correctly. :ick: Here is a short article about slubs (http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-slub-yarn.htm). The definition as given here fits pretty well with this yarn. It has spots along the yarn that are thicker than the rest. One of the hanks had some real big ones in places. I actually decided to cut some of them out and rejoin the yarn to avoid them. Some seemed to go to the back of the fabric and not be a problem but some were in bad places and made the fabric look very different from the rest. Maybe I should have cut all of those big ones out, but it was a pain in the neck. :)

So, what is next on your needles? I've been thinking of making my DH a gansey sweater. I want to design it myself (if I can figure it out), but it has been so long since I messed with ganseys that I have forgotten what I knew. :oops: So I decided to make a small one first to remind myself. I have the book Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Reinsel. I love it. It is like going to a workshop. She has several patterns in the back and I was going to make one of them to get my mind going. But the one I wanted wouldn't work with the yarn in my stash that I wanted to use so I am cobbling one together from that one and another and throwing in a few other things. I don't know how successful it will be, but it won't be a horrible loss if it doesn't work out. :lol:

I appreciate the folks who have taken time to look at my tank top and for the kind comments.

Spinderella
07-25-2008, 11:19 AM
That tank top is mahhvellous, dahhling! Seriously, it's beautiful. I bet it was hard.

Puddinpop
07-25-2008, 09:58 PM
What a great design. It is beautiful. Wish my daughter wanted to wear something I made.

WandaT
07-26-2008, 08:40 AM
Fabulous job!! It fits like a glove! All your frogging and starting over sure paid off. Beautiful!

dreamsherl
07-26-2008, 10:49 AM
Fantastic! :muah:

mhansen
07-26-2008, 12:58 PM
Very cute and love the color.

wholycow
07-27-2008, 12:46 AM
may be in my next life i can knit like that, AND wear the top...:inlove: In the mean time,I'll just praise those that can,and do. BTW I love seduce,and I've purchased enough for a scarf..it's gorgeous yarn. May I ask what color this is?..Good job!:inlove:

Karina
07-27-2008, 04:24 AM
Your daughter is beautiful and so it that fantastic top. Love the colour as well.
I keep looking for the vogue mag. so far I have only been able to get hold of one a year or two ago. Hard to come by where I live. Would love to make that top for my daughter. Think I will look on EBay for the mag.

Knitting_Guy
07-27-2008, 10:58 AM
Looks great! :thumbsup:

MerigoldinWA
07-27-2008, 11:06 AM
wholycow, the color was called Muscari. I like it a lot. I would also like the green color Seduce comes in. Green. My favorite. :-)

KnittingNat
07-27-2008, 03:51 PM
Lookin' gooood :thumbsup:!The colour is just perfect for your daughter's skin and the fit is just wonderful :inlove:

cam90066
07-27-2008, 06:34 PM
You found the perfect 'marriage' (as Righetti would say) of design and fiber. Love the uniqueness of the construction... and the slight flare in the silhouette is fab. Very flattering. (Oh, to have such amazing skin like your pretty daughter!)

cam

MerigoldinWA
07-27-2008, 08:15 PM
Cam, the yarn I used was the yarn Norah Gaughan used for the design and it is perfect for it. I have seen some other Lace Cross Tanks and none used the Seduce and I think they lost something by not using it. Yes, the construction is really neat. On the side panels you have to BO 3 at the beginning of half the rows and I used your method, (or what I understood it to be) on part of it and it worked really slick. (I didn't think to try it first thing) I slipped the last stitch of the row before the BO and then worked that first slip stitch together with the next stitch (either as a knit or purl, as needed) at the beginning of the BO row,and then bound off two. That was better than EZs method, and I thank you for it.

cam90066
07-27-2008, 09:11 PM
That was better than EZs method, and I thank you for it.

So happy to hear that worked so well for you. It does afford a nice angle/slope in those areas where you need them.

I had a book from the lib with Gaughan designs but none grabbed me. This tank top is very attractive and would be something I'd definitely make were I about 30 yrs young and MANY lbs thinner.

cam

GirlChris
07-27-2008, 09:53 PM
beautiful tank. I love the color and the detail in the back. great job, I am glad your DD appreciated it.