Pattern: Fifi by French Girl Knits, featured on the Sexy Knitters Club for Summer 2007

Started July 3rd and finished September 4th, 2007

Yarn: Rowan Calmer in Lucky (color # 484) Used just over 3 skeins for size 29.5.

Needles: Size 7 Addi Turbo 24" and Takumi Bamboo dpns in sizes 6 and 7.

Modifications: Added extra ribbing at sides to accommodate "apex" of my bosom. Picked up 11 sts under each arm for sleeve instead of 3 and only knit two together once to even out for ribbing. When switching to smaller needles, I worked in K2, P2 rib for 1 round instead of K1, P1.
Comments: I had a devil of a time with the cable cast on - for some reason I kept twisting my stitches but only discovering it on the 5th or 6th round. I also had some difficulty with the part of the pattern where I was to separate the sleeves from the body. Twice I followed the pattern exactly as written, but my gut told me that it wasn't coming out right, so I went with my instincts and worked it the way I thought it should be done (with more stitches for the body than for the sleeves). I think that part of the pattern has been corrected since. I made the smallest size because I didn't want a baggy sweater and was afraid that the 33.5 was too close to my actual measurement (34). I don't think that the size I made was too small (even with the added ribbing for the bust and extra stitches picked up at the underarm), but I think I could have made it an inch or two longer. It's a lovely pattern, but I don't know if I will ever wear this sweater. I feel like a hoochie mama in it.


Robin said...

I don't think it looks too revealing or hoochie-mama-ish. I am the same size (34) and I made mine the same size you did, and I love it. One thing I like to do is wear it with a thin cami underneath it. It seems to make it look better and less clingy. Try that! But I really like it.

Michelle said...

OHH I like it! the color is awesome! Looks great on you!

donnac368 said...

Oh my gosh its gorgeous! you are a fantastic knitter. I really enjoyed your blog.