Posted by on Dec 12, 2008 in fiber | 3 comments

Empire perfect

Pattern: Chocolate Creme Square-Neck Top by Joan McGowan-Michael from Knitting Lingerie Style Raveled Here
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy  – 3 Skeins in Pomegranate & Nashua Handknits Cilantro – 1 skein in white
Needles:  US 6 (4.0mm) & 7 (4.5mm) Knitpicks Harmony Interchangeable Needles

Mods: I moved the waist up higher and added one more bust increase before the underbust finished.  I knit this is pieces to see if I could knit a shaped fitted garment in pieces.  I think it worked out well.

Facts to Remember:  That I like my hems to be a bit longer by 1-2″.  I should also remember to trust the designer when she says that this number of short rows gives you a _____ cup difference.  I made the cup size smaller than I am.  I should have done the right size because it rides up just a tiny bit and bugs me.  I love this top but with the length and wrong cup size, it won’t get as much wear as I would like out of it.

Plus I need to remember to post my FOs sooner.  This is from the Sexy Knitters Club 3rd Quarter and we are just about ready to wrap up our 4th Quarter KAL.

Things I loved:  The color and the feel of the yarn.  The yarn is super comfy.  Plus I’m in love with the Cilantro, I can imagine it in some really cool designs.

Empire perfect