Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Coquette Lace Tube Top

So after some trials and tribulations of running out of yarn just as I reached the bottom ribbing. After reaching out to the yarn store I bought the yarn from about 2 months ago to see if they had the dye lot. After them emailing me and telling me no. After ordering a skein anyway because I had no choice. After receiving the yarn and it being the dye lot I needed. After still not having enough yarn to do the 6 inches of bottom ribbing and settling for 4 inches. I have FINISHED!!!

I don't think the book correctly calculated the yarn needed for the project (I was on gauge too). I should have been able to do the whole thing with four and needed five, but really needed six to get it done all the way the pattern was designed.

I have abosolutely no yarn left. I used the little trickle of yarn that was leftover to complete a single chain cord to run through the top eyelets to secure the top to my body while wearing. I am happy to report the top fits and that makes me very happy after reading everyone's comments about how big it knits and some going down at least three sizes. So the fact that it fits me, does that mean I really need to lose some weight? LOL

I would definitely knit this again but with different yarn. This yarn sheds like there is no tomorrow. I had a hard time knitting with it in front of my fan at nice because the little sheds blew up in my face and made it itch. I didn't stop though.

Coquette Lace Tube Top from Fitted Knits
Yarn: Cascade Pima Tencel; Black (5 balls)
Needles: Knit Pick Options Sizes 5 and 7
Started: June 1, 2008
Finished: June 11, 2008

P.S. Coquette is indeed being propped up by my Tilted Duster. Believe it or not that baby is almost done. Hopefully it will make a debut soon, even though it is to dang hot to wear.


  1. LOL! Maybe everyone else just knit it off gauge & that's why theirs was too big. Very pretty FO. It's hotter than the bejeebers here too. Bring an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini...cause it's too hot for clothes, hah ha.

  2. Too bad the yarn is crummy because the color is fantastic. I wish I had the nerve to wear and tube top. You finished just in time for summer.

  3. What a yarn saga! It looks great! So glad it fits too.

  4. I hated this yarn for the exact same reason and this knit had MAJOR negative ease! Does yours fit you?!?

    Found you thru Shameka! :o)

  5. Virtuous - Sorry it took me so long to respond to ya. It would have been sooner if I could of emailed ya. Anyway, I hate the yarn. I wore this on the plane to visit my sis and after 3 hours of wearing, it stretched out and the top cuff turned over. Nevermind the black fuzzy armpits I had from it. LOL My top actually fit but I have yet to wear it again! I would like to make it again in a smaller size but also with a differnt yarn. We shall see. thanks for reading.