Check that out. That's Stefanie Japel's (aka Glampyre) gallery of her readers' projects that are from her designs. I think that whether Cathode will make your "rolls" stand out, as you so kindly put it, is whether or not a) your bust is sizeable and larger than your waist b) the proportions of trim and body length before trim that you use. I think the ribbing is slimming, esp. since bulky yarn always adds a bit of weight to its victim when used in a sweater, but I also happen to be hourglass shaped, so I wasn't too worried about it. Anyhow, it's always helpful to have pics to help you decide! And the cool thing about knitting a sweater from the top down is that you can try it on as you go! I have!
i started this sweater about a month or a month and a half ago, and ever since i realized i was going to have to frog a good deal of that hard-won trim to make the bust part longer i've been putting off finishing it, but with a knit-a-long, i think i might be able to get it done! i do need to finish these fair isle socks, but i should be ready to start by the end of the week.
what yarn are you using? i am working from stash, so i did the calculations to substitute a worsted weight for the trim--it's a sky blue acrylic, but fairly soft, the remnants of a sweater i designed out of lion brand's pound of love. my main colour was red heart's light and lofty in cafe au lait. the contrast is really visually interesting. i've tried it on a lot, and i think it actually looks best inside out, if you can believe it! it shows the texture of the yarn more!
i agree, your top looks great, Gloriana! anybody else having trouble with the lace? it seems so simple, and then i noticed my lace going decidedly diagonal somehow and i had to rip out 6 inches! and i think i'll make the small after everyone mentioning how much ease it has i'm taking a break today and tomorrow from orangina to finish a pair of socks.
thank you for all of your help, you guys! i cast on yesterday for the size medium before i read your posts. however, i think i'm going to make the front a size medium and the back a size small, so that it's sort of in between. and besides, i can always seam it in! i really like the lace pattern a lot, it looks more complicated than it really is, and i memorized the whole thing while i was doing the gauge swatch!
I bought my yarn yesterday! three skeins Katia Mississippi! My only worry is that the waist will be too baggy on the medium but if I make a small that the bust will be too tight. All you 36-37" girls, did you opt for a small for a really fitted look or a medium for looser but still flattering?
Finished! Two weeks of fascinated and delighted knitting! Unfortunately, I can't find the cord for my digital camera, so pictures will have to wait until it surfaces. Ah well. Now, to finish the sock and start Orangina!
i've always loved that pattern! did you use worsted weight for your wool? and if so, do you recall about how many yards it took up (i doubt you will, it looks like you just used bits of stash that go well together, but i figured i'd ask)? enjoy your bag, it looks great!
An uber-clap? WOW. Actually, that sounds sort of tantalizing. In a lacy yarn, though, so it wouldn't be too heavy, but wider so that it would be more sari-sized. Well, now. And hooray for solid claps! I really want to make another one that's in a good variegate,, but the pattern is so much fun that I don't mind that I made it in a solid colour--usually I'm all about the colour-play. I've got 11 straight repeats done! One more day and I'll be on to the decreasing! This pattern has been even more soothing than my usual knitting, which I find astonishing. Even more reason to knit it again (and again?). -N*
I've been working on my Clapotis for about three days now (not including today) and I've managed to get a good deal of progress done. I'm making it in an egyptian cotton by Plymouth Yarns called Cleo. The colour isn't named on the ball, but it's the sort of shade that would get called 'natural' or 'creme'. I found the yarn for 69 cents a ball at the Goodwill across the street from our building and bought ten balls. Hoping that will be more than enough. It's really gorgeous to work with, and I love this pattern! I'm following all of your examples by purling the stitches between the KTBLs so I don't have to use the dreaded stitch markers. So far I've unzipped about five stitches, and I can't wait to do the longer stitch lines! My Clapotis will be a gift for my maman, she lives way far away and I miss her a lot. Hooray for Clapotis! Hooray! -N*