Saturday, July 19, 2008

Free at last, free at last!

It took me all day, but it's done. Not washed or blocked, due to incompatible weather, but it's seamed, neckline done, all ends woven in... I mean this puppy is DONE!

Pattern: Spring Vines by DaoBot
Yarn: 5 skeins (710 yds) of Rowan Cashsoft Baby DK in "imp"
Needles: US5 and US3

If you've read my previous posts on this, or my notes on Ravelry, you'll know that this pattern was... challenging. It's in a pretty raw form, IMHO, but the design is just lovely.
  • Where I deviated: I added a proper hem at the bottom and a kitchener bindoff for the neckline. The waist decreases were cut in half. I also had to sort of wing the whole neckline and raglan decreasing to maintain the pattern the way I wanted it and also to give me a little more... coverage..., but I think it came out well.
  • What I learned: kitchener bindoff, hem (I'd done that on Rogue but got a chance to do it again here with more confidence), and that you can't always trust the pattern. :-(
I'm madly in love with this top. It's sexy and beautiful and very flattering. I adore it. And with this super soft yarn it is just incredible. I love the color, I love the fit, I love the cabling, I mean I just LOVE this little top!

I apologize for the less than perfect fit on My Girl, but she's a 1902 dress form, so she's completely the wrong shape and size for a modern female. But I love her and she looks smashing wearing my collection of Japanese kimonos so she'll just have to do until The Mister gets home and I can get a picture of it on the intended, properly shaped, wearer. ;-)

Now... what's next?


See Kay said...

That is gorgeous! I want to make one but after all your problems I figured I would wait a while for the bugs to get worked out and for myself to get some more skills to deal with possible problems. I can't wait to see it on you.

Annie said...

oh man.. AWESOME. i can't wait to see it on you.

Happyplace. said...

That's not fair....we need to see it on YOU!
It does look lovely, just the same. Nice work!!