Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lovely Lace

It's done!


Pattern: Surplice Lace by Gayle Bunn from Nashua North American Collection Book 4.
Yarn: Nashua Natural Focus Ecologie Cotton in Curcuma (green). I used every inch (minus about 1 yd) of 7 balls for the 36" size.
Needles: Sz US 4 Susan Bates and US 6 Clover bamboo.
Dates: Early April to May 26 (on and off - it would have gone much faster if I didn't have a slew of gifts to knit in early May)
Mods: none!

Thoughts: The yarn is delightful, if terribly splitty. I especially had to pay attention on my purling rows. However, I love the colors, and the subtle varigation. It is very soft for 100% cotton, and I would use it again. It also drapes beautifully. If I knit this again, I would probably knit a 38" - the 36" is a little low cut for me, but it's not too racy.


I'll be sure not to wear a blue bra under it next time too!

Final answer? One of my most favorite knits ever. I will wear the heck out of this, and I can't wait to knit up some more short sleeved sweaters!

30 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous....nice job....

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  2. this is SO BEAUTIFUL!! good work!

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  3. I love it!! It looks great on you.

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  4. Very pretty sweater and it looks great on you! Way to go.

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  5. WOW Jenn - that is a beautiful lace top!!

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  6. SO cute!
    See, I'm commenting :)

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  7. very pretty! and i can't tell you're wearing a blue bra, in the photos--you're safe!

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  8. Oh my gosh, it is gorgeous!! It looks like it fits you perfectly (NO, it isn't too low cut!!). You must want to wear it all the time. :)

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  9. That's just simply beautiful - and it's NOT to low cut or racy. Simply lovely!

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  10. That's really, really lovely. The yarn, the pattern, the knitting. Perfect!

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  11. That's beautiful! You did such a nice job.

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  12. STUNNING! Great job!

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  13. Fabulous! Nice done and it fits you well.

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  14. Very pretty, great job!

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  15. Lovely. Now I want one...

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  16. Oh la la la... I like!

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  17. That looks fantastic! I can't wait to see what you choose next. Congratulations on being done with school!

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  18. Oh, oh, oh, GORGEOUS!!!!!!! And it makes you look even taller and thinner, too! ;) Seriously, it's stunning, Jenn, and kudos.

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  19. Wow, Wow, Wow! I have GOT to get that book! That's definitely on my "I want to knit that for myself" list! Thanks for showing it off!

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  20. Magnificent! Your stitches are so even too--quite an accomplishment when working with cotton

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  21. It looks fabulous, and definitely not too low cut. Yeah for you!

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  22. The sister6:03 PM

    You know your sister LOVES short sleeved sweaters! You are super talented! It's looks amazing!

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  23. It's beautiful! Nicely done.

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  24. How funny! I just blogged today about that sweater. I've been in love with it for a couple of months. You look fantastic in it too.

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  25. It's fabulous!! Really flattering, too.

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  26. Oh my goodness, it's divine! And you can really carry it off well! Simply perfect!!

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  27. Looks fantastic! Congratulations on finishing it just in time for summer!

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  28. I love it! I need it. Hmmm . . .

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  29. I'm just about to block and seam this top myself, and I was wondering... in the pattern it doesn't tell you whether to use the smaller needles to pick up the neck sts or the larger ones. Which ones did you use? TIA! Your top is beautiful! I probably should have done an extra repeat or two myself, but I think it will be just right once I wash and block.

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  30. veronica12:33 PM

    Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! I think the fit is fabuluous on you. I'm wondering what was your ease on the finished project?

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