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lprajogo
03-15-2008, 12:20 PM
Update:
This is the reason why I have to ask my mother in law posed the Empire Top for me. As you can see in the photo, although originally I designed this top when I was not pregnant, however, in the end I am able to wear it. I think it’s because I knit this top using cotton yarn, and we are all know that cotton can stretch. The good thing about cotton is, once you wash, it shrinks back to the original size.

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Finally I am able to post this FO. This is Empire Top that I sketched last year. My mother in law modeled it for me. She is 60 plus, but the top still looks OK on her.
Details about this project, can be found here (http://lilygo.blogspot.com/2008/03/fo-empire-top.html)

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Thanks for looking

mwhite
03-15-2008, 12:38 PM
Very PRETTY! Love the sleeves and tail, very slimming! You did a great job on it, too! :yay: :yay:

knitgal
03-15-2008, 12:54 PM
That is beautiful and I think the top looks lovely on her- no matter what age!

mare-nitt
03-15-2008, 12:54 PM
Beautiful sweater and I enjoyed looking at your blog, you have such talent.
Thanks for sharing.

GiddyKnitter
03-15-2008, 01:02 PM
Very nice and the detail is exquisite. Your MIL has a great figure x

ritaw
03-15-2008, 01:16 PM
Beautiful. I love it . You did a wonderful job and the fit is great :)

knit2btied
03-15-2008, 01:40 PM
That is a terrific top! Congratulations!

annikah
03-15-2008, 02:25 PM
beautiful!!! perfect color to!:inlove:

Jaxhil
03-15-2008, 03:26 PM
That is really beautiful-and your MIL looks gorgeous in it!

Babyduck87
03-15-2008, 08:37 PM
Gorgeous! I love the details!

MerigoldinWA
03-16-2008, 03:09 AM
Lovely! It is long enough to be a dress almost. The yarn looks very fine and the stitches small. Lots of work, but a nice result.

Debkcs
03-16-2008, 03:13 AM
Very pretty sweater, and yes, your MIL looks wonderful in it.

Love all the pieces on your blog also, you must keep very busy with all your handwork.

Maria2009
03-16-2008, 04:46 AM
That is so Beautiful,I want to make it for me:)But can you tell me is it hard to make the sleeves longer,I can't wear short sleeves i don't know but i just can't take it.

lprajogo
03-16-2008, 01:49 PM
That is so Beautiful,I want to make it for me:)But can you tell me is it hard to make the sleeves longer,I can't wear short sleeves i don't know but i just can't take it.
To make it longer just continue until your desired length before started the ruffles. I make it short since I live in tropical country.

Jan in CA
03-16-2008, 02:02 PM
That is gorgeous! :inlove:

ETA = Oh my..your other designs are lovely, too! That sage cardigan is beautiful. Do you have more photos of them though? It's hard to determine how a pattern looks just from the side.

Nevermind I found them! I'm going to bookmark that one!

bip
03-16-2008, 02:04 PM
Gasp! That is adorable! And what a great fit, you must be very pleased!

GinnyG
03-16-2008, 02:11 PM
Just lovely!

dustinac
03-17-2008, 09:08 AM
:inlove: so pretty!! Great job!

Maria2009
03-17-2008, 01:46 PM
To make it longer just continue until your desired length before started the ruffles. I make it short since I live in tropical country.


Thanks,I live in Iceland so it can get very cold here.

boo1
03-17-2008, 04:07 PM
I love it! :heart:

KnittingNinja
03-17-2008, 11:09 PM
That's a very nice design. Very flattering. Power to you! :cheering:

robynbird
03-18-2008, 01:51 AM
So beautiful!!!

mdog182
03-18-2008, 03:40 AM
soooo pretty!!! :inlove: :inlove:

WandaT
03-18-2008, 06:08 AM
Wow!! It's stunning!! Love the fit!

msoebel
03-18-2008, 10:31 AM
Gosh! That looks gorgeous on her! Good for her!

ah
03-22-2008, 10:43 PM
Lovely!

lprajogo
03-28-2008, 04:24 AM
Thanks for all the compliment. I add another photo. It's me 7 months pregnant wearing it!

Knit4Pie
03-28-2008, 08:08 AM
It's very beautiful!