View Full Version : FO: Cabled Lacy Bamboo Top

09-28-2008, 04:24 PM
You learn SO much when you knit the same top twice! I made this a size smaller in red and it fit my daughter, so she got it, but I loved how it turned out and so made one for me in pink.

I started this using Drops 101-23 (http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=101&d_id=23&lang=en) (M), but it really only uses the bottom edge and the neck and sleeves.
Pattern changes: I donít want open stitches on the bodice of this, so used a Mock Cable Right stitch pattern for the bodice. I skipped the open work across the bust. I also used stockinette instead of reverse stockinette for the top and made the neckline slightly more scooped by doing the neck shaping earlier in the pattern and then picking up more stitches than called for (around the neck) with a US 2 circular and purled from that onto my size 7. I did a 3-needle BO for the shoulder seams and also picked up with the size 2 and purled from that to give a nice distinct purled edge.

I used Madil Eden (http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/4680/) 100% bamboo yarn--8 balls in Color 624 that I got on clearance at Webs.
While the yarn is somewhat splitty, it has lovely drape and was perfect for this!

If you want to see detailed pics, you can go to my Ravelry page (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/GinaKnits/101-23-top-with-lace-pattern-in-muskat-2).

Jan in CA
09-28-2008, 07:10 PM
Oh my goodness! I love that!!:inlove:

09-28-2008, 07:15 PM
Great job! I really love the color on you.


09-28-2008, 08:53 PM
Wow I think that is such a wonderful color. I think the top looks great. Nice job.

09-29-2008, 07:24 AM
Beautiful! Love the color. Your mods turned out great.

sue in canada
09-29-2008, 08:05 AM
That is beautiful. Great work.

09-29-2008, 08:08 AM
Very pretty!!! :muah:

09-29-2008, 08:40 AM
:inlove: Soo pretty, you did a great job!

09-29-2008, 08:41 AM
Wow, it's gorgeous!! I love the detail!! Great job!

09-29-2008, 06:08 PM
Beautiful knitting!! Fabulous fit and a lovely color.

09-29-2008, 07:23 PM
Ooooh, beautiful job! :)

09-30-2008, 02:36 AM
Your work just gets better and better, that is so pretty!

09-30-2008, 08:36 AM
Stunning! It is so pretty on you. I love the changes you made.:inlove:

09-30-2008, 02:56 PM
that is so pretty

10-02-2008, 08:53 PM
Oooooh I love this little tank! Very very figure flattering on the model I must say! Love the color, too!!!

10-07-2008, 07:41 PM
Wow, another beautiful top. You have done great things with this pattern. I love it!