Sunday, August 26, 2007

Finally Finished Fifi!

I felt like this project took forever when in reality it only took a few weeks! This is my first FO posted to this KAL. There were a few tribulations as I got started - I kept losing my spot for the increases and ripped back 3 times. I guess third time is the charm! Specs: 7 balls Elann Esprit (cotton/elastic) in color Peacock Green on #7 circulars. Mods: Worked the cables in the top section all the way down alternated with the plain k4 sections. I moved the plain ribbing down so it began under my bust line (this also made it more 'fitted' for me) and knit the center cable/diagonal ribbing on the front only. I also made the body and sleeves several inches longer so it's more of a regular t-shirt size. This was a fun knit as I had never done cables before and was ecstatic to see how easy and satisfying they are. I want to add them to everything now!

8 comments:

Virtuous said...

VERY cute on you!! :oD

mary_me_a_little said...

lovely!

Lystessa said...

That is gorgeous on you, and great color too!

robin said...

That looks great! I am glad to see that it turned out so well in Elann Esprit - I may need to make another one in that yarn now!

Erin said...

Thanks, everyone! I was a little worried knitting this up as it didn't seem like the cables were as defined as other Fifis but once I tried it on the elastic in the yarn stretched and the cables showed themselves loud and clear. I really like this yarn and it comes in TONS colors. (cheap at 2.49 a skein!)

Molly said...

Okay, NOW I want to make the Fifi! I have always liked knitting cables but the way the pattern hits around the bust didn't do it for me. I like your mods a lot.

Hmmm, now which color...

Sarah said...

Great job on this! Looks amazing on you! Hmm...maybe this should be added to my WIPs...

Susan said...

Very Cute!
The color is gorgeous on you too.
Fantastic job ;)