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G J
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:

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

Bambi

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

Slim
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.

Knit4Fun
09-29-2008, 08:08 AM
Very pretty!!! :muah:

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

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

Doublereeder2
09-29-2008, 06:08 PM
Beautiful knitting!! Fabulous fit and a lovely color.

mks22300
09-29-2008, 07:23 PM
Ooooh, beautiful job! :)

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

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

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

ArtLady1981
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!!!

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