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Old 09-07-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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FO: VIVECA 2 pc set!
Pattern: VIVECA
Designer: Elsebeth Lavold
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino
Color: Natural, undyed (cream)
Yards used: 1,197 (554g)

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This is my VIVECA:


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. 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.





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.


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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!

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Old 09-07-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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Looks wonderful as always. I really like the design.
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such beautiful work. All the finishing details look just PERFECT
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When I saw the thread title I KNEW it would be yours! It's gorgeous!!
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