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.