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ArtLady1981
09-07-2008, 05:15 PM
Pattern: VIVECA
Designer: Elsebeth Lavold
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino
Color: Natural, undyed (cream)
Yards used: 1,197 (554g)

This is the book:
http://www.ingenkonst.se/images/eldc12c.jpg

This is my VIVECA:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/2836811987_4b1fe36607.jpg?v=0

Next photo: this is folded up...to show you its true width on the body. It isn't a true dropped shoulder, but the shoulder-line seams do drop off the true shoulder. About 2.5 blocks sit on top of the shoulder. I'll model it when I'm feeling better. Been sick for a week...and look it. :teehee: I am making a matching cami/tank now...using the cable panel for a band around the bust. Will seam it at both ends to make a circle, pick up stitches along one edge, and work in-the-round (st st) down to the bottom edge. I'll end it at the waistline. I'll model the set later.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3161/2836819103_20fa27bcdd.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2836812265_932110e7f1.jpg?v=0

Final Photo below: This is the model sweater from the book. I like the icy grey blue...but it was knit with the Silky Cashmere...and it's EXPENSIVE!
($336 if you use Silky Cashmere... and I didn't use it.)

I love Malabrigo...and my sweater only cost me $61 to knit. And, I love the extra extra softness of undyed, natural Malabrigo! And I think cream color sweaters are more versatile. Perhaps there will be one drawback: Malabrigo Merino will pill...you have to stay on-top of clipping the pills. I don't know if Silky Cashmere pills. For the price, I hope not. I'll never know.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/2653558160_8b0e790a75.jpg?v=0

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Here is the matching cami-tank top, finished on Sept 16th. It is on the blocking board, still drying, in this photo. Yarn cost: $15!

TOTAL YARN COST for 2 pc set: $76!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/2861038768_9f6916efab.jpg

dustinac
09-07-2008, 05:18 PM
:inlove: beautiful!

mks22300
09-07-2008, 06:41 PM
Wow, very pretty! :heart:

sue in canada
09-07-2008, 07:08 PM
Looks wonderful as always. I really like the design.

GinnyG
09-07-2008, 08:44 PM
Drop dead gorgeous, as usual!

scout52
09-07-2008, 09:23 PM
Wow it looks great!!

GrandmaLori
09-07-2008, 09:47 PM
such beautiful work. All the finishing details look just PERFECT

Jan in CA
09-07-2008, 09:55 PM
When I saw the thread title I KNEW it would be yours! :teehee: It's gorgeous!!

ladyjessica
09-07-2008, 11:00 PM
Just stunning! :cheering:

tilllie
09-07-2008, 11:58 PM
WOW!!! You always do such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

Debkcs
09-08-2008, 01:09 AM
Beautiful as usual!!!:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

KnittingNat
09-08-2008, 01:11 AM
It's beautiful!!! The color is simple and yet very festive (if that's the right word?), I :heart: it! By the way, you can check out this site (http://www.colourmart.com/), they have great stuff. I recently got some of their laceweight cashmere on their ebay store and it's great value for money.

ArtLady1981
09-08-2008, 03:49 AM
It's beautiful!!! The color is simple and yet very festive (if that's the right word?), I :heart: it! By the way, you can check out this site (http://www.colourmart.com/), they have great stuff. I recently got some of their laceweight cashmere on their ebay store and it's great value for money.

I purchased some of their dk cashmere from their ebay store last year. You're right, good value for the money. Thanks!:thumbsup:

Slim
09-08-2008, 07:36 AM
What a lovely sweater! The cable detail is perfect -- so classy. I'm sorry you've been sick. Hope you're better soon. I can't wait to see you model the set.

ritaw
09-08-2008, 07:53 AM
Beautiful as always . Your work is always so nice and tidy :)

WandaT
09-08-2008, 08:10 AM
Wow! That is incredibly gorgeous!!! Love it!

MerigoldinWA
09-08-2008, 02:08 PM
ArtLady, I think all the adjectives have already been used. I second what everyone has said. Would what you did at the edges be called an i-cord? Whatever it is, it perfectly matches the other border for the cable panel. It's too bad you have to worry about pilling. I wonder what they could do to cure that?

ArtLady1981
09-08-2008, 02:54 PM
ArtLady, I think all the adjectives have already been used. I second what everyone has said. Would what you did at the edges be called an i-cord? Whatever it is, it perfectly matches the other border for the cable panel. It's too bad you have to worry about pilling. I wonder what they could do to cure that?

No, it isn't i-cord at all. It's just 2 knit stitches that travel upwards...surrounded by 2 purl stitches as neighbors. The 2 purls on either side force the 2 knits to 'pop'.

I am in love with this sweater. Elsebeth emailed me. She made herself 2 Viveca's. It is her favorite cardigan to bum around in!

Thanks everyone, for all your complimentary words about my VIVECA! :heart:

The.Knitter
09-08-2008, 03:14 PM
As usual... stunning!!!

GirlChris
09-08-2008, 03:44 PM
very nice. I like the cable detail

bambi
09-08-2008, 05:06 PM
Really beautiful!!!

Bambi

MerigoldinWA
09-08-2008, 06:04 PM
No, it isn't i-cord at all. It's just 2 knit stitches that travel upwards...surrounded by 2 purl stitches as neighbors. The 2 purls on either side force the 2 knits to 'pop'. Wow, no wonder it matches the k2 so well. LOL It looks like something fancier used this way. Knitting is amazing! Beautiful cable panels on your sweater.

Dimpledapple
09-08-2008, 11:22 PM
Gorgeous cardigan!! Thanks for posting -- I always look forward to your beautiful FOs :heart:

Abbily
09-09-2008, 10:19 AM
Wow, that's beautiful! Lovely work!

Mystery_Gyrl
09-10-2008, 07:32 AM
Its a lovely cardigan, ArtLady; quite modern looking with large blocks of stockinette and reverse stockinette. And the yarn appears so soft in your second photo.
Katrina

PurlyGyrl
09-10-2008, 04:44 PM
As always, simply stunning!:muah:

knittwitt
09-12-2008, 09:16 AM
You are truly a gifted person! Every item that you have worked on has been an a beautiful piece of art!:muah:

margz3
09-12-2008, 11:55 AM
Absolutely stunning! You must hold a record for speed knitting! I can't get through a scarf as quickly as you do a whole sweater!!

InterNette
09-13-2008, 08:43 AM
oh my I am in awe. what an awesome beauty. Amazing, truly beautiful.

Hygiene Mama
09-13-2008, 10:27 AM
Beautiful job! I:heart: it!

valentina
09-16-2008, 02:35 PM
Just beautiful! :inlove: :thumbsup:

beachwalker
09-17-2008, 01:48 PM
Beautiful work on this lovely sweater!

ArtLady1981
09-17-2008, 02:51 PM
Here is the matching cami-tank top, finished on Sept 16th. It took just a few days to knit whilst on vacation in the mountains! It is still damp, on the blocking board!
Yarn cost: $15 Malabrigo Merino!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/2861038768_9f6916efab.jpg

MerigoldinWA
09-17-2008, 03:07 PM
Lovely. That looks fun to do. Which end did you start with? Did you make the cable first and then sew it together and pick up stitches and do the rest in the round? I started that one little baby sweater (the gray one with lots of colors and orange cable and bobbles) that way and it wanted to curl on the edge. Yours looks like it is lying nicely.

ArtLady1981
09-17-2008, 03:30 PM
Lovely. That looks fun to do. Which end did you start with? Did you make the cable first and then sew it together and pick up stitches and do the rest in the round? I started that one little baby sweater (the gray one with lots of colors and orange cable and bobbles) that way and it wanted to curl on the edge. Yours looks like it is lying nicely.

I made the cabled bustband first...14 repeats...seamed it together...then picked up 4 stitches for every 5 stitches...and began knitting in-the-round from the cabled band down to the waist. For the last 1.5", I changed to 1x1 rib, as you can see...and that prevents it from rolling or bagging at the waistline. It hits me just below the waistline. It won't tuck into my skirt or slacks...it will just sit there on top of the waistband of the skirt or slacks. I didn't want this top to ride down over the hips. I wanted a shorter look. The cardigan itself is rather cropped, and boxy.

Now I feel ready for cold weather! :thumbsup: