Sunday, January 21, 2007

It fits!! It fits!!!

All I have for you right now are some crappy mirror shots, but look!!


It fits!! Here are the stats.

Cast On: 7 July 2006
Completed: 15 January 2007
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine - Cherry
Needles: Addi Natura 24" size 4 (3.5 mm)

This pattern was very easy to follow, and I would definitely knit it again. I should have made the body a little bit longer and I'm not crazy about how the picots roll, even after a thorough blocking. When I knit my next one, I'm going to do the a straight neck instead, perhaps with a little ribbing. These little cotton tops are great for me to wear year-round when we go to ballroom dance classes and practices.

This is only the second adult-sized garment I have knit. I feel sure that I still have a lot to learn, but I guess I'll get there eventually. After all, practice makes perfect. (At least, I hope so!!!)

34 comments:

Wannabe said...

It looks AWESOME Karen! Oh and BTW, I love the color of the room you are standing in!

Sourire11 said...

It fits great!!! Isn't that a good feeling - knowing all the work was totally worth it?

you take ballroom dancing? That's so cool!

Jenn said...

Looks great! Congrats on a beautiful FO!j

Chrissy said...

Picovoli looks fabulous! That really is a good color on you!

Olga said...

Oooh, hot momma! Slow down, because there are some CURVES ahead!!!! :-)

Jennifer said...

It looks fantastic! Nicely knit.

Stitchen for Kids said...

I love it! Isn't it nice to finally get something done that you started when you were wearing shorts (July)! Great Job and I love the color!

trek said...

Congratulations.

Kym said...

Hot shirt!! I love the color- it looks great. How long have you been ballroom dancing?

Melissa said...

Wow! It looks so pretty on you! I hate when picot rolls-why does it do this?!?!?!

Elizabeth said...

The color looks great on you - good for livening up a dreary winter day too. Are you going to be able to wear it anytime soon? My arms got cold looking at the pictures!

heide said...

Karen your shirt is gorgeous! I read that if you use one size smaller needles for the edges that it helps to prevent rolling. Part of my problem with knitting Picovoli may have been that I don't have the "attributes" displayed by you. Damn girl, you look good. Someday I do want to try this again though.

heide said...

PS, aren't all of the socks you knit adult sized garments? They count too. You rock the knitting.

Kelly said...

It looks great!

Lynda said...

GREAT fit!

ttbookjunkie said...

Looks fantastic!! Great Work.

Amanda :)

Katt said...

Oh wow that looks great! You have done a fantastic job!

You are doing better then me. The only 'adult' knitwear I have done is SOCKS!!!

I do plan on knitting Hubs a jumper but just have to get free time!!

Katt

KeanaLee said...

NICE! I love it - looks good. I can see you now in your ballroom dance class in a flirty knee-length black skirt, spinning round & round looking all sassy! Go Pea, go!

Nathalie said...

you look just gorgeous and the pattern fits you beautifully! great job - I think you'll have adult sized garments all sorted out in no time flat - you are so competant! great job (as always)

Mintyfresh said...

Looks great, Karen!

And PS: we have the same camera! (or at least, they are VERY similar.)

Noeysmommy said...

Looks great on you! Good Job! and you finished it on my birthday!

Zonda said...

Yay! It looks great on you! Heh! You started it on my birthday! ;)

Alisha said...

It looks so awesome!!! I need to try something like that for summer. Great job!!!

Anonymous said...

It looks awesome! Great color on you too! Way to go! :)

Jessica
http://zarzuelaknitsandcrochets.com/blog

Nancy said...

Lovely!!

Kathy said...

Oh how CUTE. It looks great on you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy off the needles day!

miss88keys said...

YEAH! Now you'll have something PERFECT to wear when the weather warms up! It's a beautiful color on you & the shaping on it looks absolutely perfect! BRAVO!!

Sonya said...

It fits you beautifully! The color looks great on you too. I think flat-laying picots are a myth.

flutter said...

You look fab! Lovely, lovely work.

ps..to answer your question, I am diabetic, too.

Ragan said...

OMG!!! It fits great! I am sooooo impressed!!! I can't wait to see what else you make! Was the edging hard? It is cute. I have yet to make something for myself to wear. :( Hmmm...I will have to add that to my "to-do" list.

Dipsy said...

Wow! I mean, really: WOW!!! It turned out so absolutely beautiful, and it's got the perfect fit! Awesome work indeed - congratulations on a great accomplishment!

Kirsten said...

Congats! It looks great on you!

JessaLu said...

It fits beautifully! Congrats :o)

Kimberly said...

Great job!! I just love it and it looks really good on you. I always make my sweaters longer than called for-they are always too short for me. :)

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