Just successfully finished a top, for the first time ever! Got the pattern from Interweave Knits, Spring 2005, Cable-Eight Top by Joyce Wu. Yarn is Filatura Lanarota Royal Linen, color #7 (malt, I think). I had a little bit of trouble with the sizing, finding that the front and back panels (identical) were long enough but not wide enough for me (and my gauge was correct). Since I had already started over several times, I didn’t feel up to doing it again. So, I sewed the shoulder seams, then picked up stitches along the sides and added horizontal 2x2 ribbing. Then I mattress-stitched the side seams together. Thanks to knittinghelp, I finally felt like I knew what I was doing! Yea for me![/img]
I think its BEAUTIFUL! :cheering: I love how it looks on you, and the slight peach tone to the yarn makes you look like you have a beautiful tan. And your cabling is awesome. Well done!
That’s beautiful. The yarn shows the cables nicely!
Very ingenius ribbing panel solution :cheering: :cheering:
Lovely! I think the ribbing looks great - it gives the finished project a very polished look.
Very nice cables! It turned out wonderfully!
Beautiful! Your cables look perfect, and I love your solution to the size issue – very clever!
Your fixes sure gave you a great fit!
Really pretty and I agree, great job on those cables!
ditto. Those cables look so nice and even!
What a pretty sweater! You did a nice job on the cables!
That is fantastic! It looks so flattering on you!! :cheering:
I like it a lot–beautiful cables, and it looks nice on you!!
Looks lovely on you – your solution to the sizing is clever! Worked really well.
It’s gorgeous and fits you so well! Great job.
Terrfic work!! Love your alterations!! :cheering:
That is fantastic and looks so good on you!
I loved reading that you didn’t let the sizing issue discourage you - what a clever solution! :notworthy:
I loooooooooove that color!! You did a great job!
Beautiful! I’ve always wanted to make that top but never got around to it. I think the addition of the ribbing looks great!