Designer: Elsebeth Lavold
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino
Color: Natural, undyed (cream)
Yards used: 1,197 (554g)
This is the book:
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. :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.
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.
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![B]
TOTAL YARN COST for 2 pc set: $76![/B]