gigi complete!

After waiting a couple of weeks for the trim color of Cotton Fleece to arrive, I finally managed to finish Gigi!
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I am quite pleased with how this turned out. I realize the ribbon is too long, but I was too lazy to shorten it before the photo shoot (photo shoot. Heh). When I first finished the sweater, the neckline was melon-head sized. The off-the-shoulder look may work for The OC characters or Paris Hilton, but trust me when I say it wasn’t doing anything for me. SO, I frogged and added several more decreases, including two sets of decreases on the tops of the shoulders (which helped “flatten” the shoulders so they sat more nicely).
Yarn info: Cotton Fleece in color Rue for main color, Cherry Moon for contrasting trim. I used size 3.75 mm needles because I am a slightly loose knitter. I can’t remember how many skeins I used, because I am terrible at keeping track of details. Sorry. I also tried to crochet a flower to use in place of the bow, but I ended up crocheting little things that resembled rocks.

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37 Responses to gigi complete!

  1. Brenda says:

    I’m a long time reader of your blog, but have never commented before. So I figured it was about time. Anyhow, your Gigi looks absolutely fabulous! I love the colour, and it looks perfect on you.

  2. Erica says:

    So lovely! Gorgeous colours together.

  3. alison says:

    Wah!! Your Gigi is superb, Mariko! Whatever you did to the neckline, it looks perfect on you, and I *love* the colours together. Brava!! Encore! 🙂

  4. claudia says:

    That Gigi is so delightfully Mariko.

  5. Amy says:

    Wow – your Gigi is super fab! It looks great on you.

  6. monica says:

    It’s very purty! I love the color combination you chose.

  7. shobhana says:

    that is super cute!

  8. Adrian says:

    Your color choice is killer!
    Crocheted rocks. Hee!

  9. Lizzi says:

    Very nice. I never would have thought to put those two colors together myself, but it works beautifully. (I’m such a color coward!)

  10. Silvia says:

    How pretty! I like the colors you chose, will you make a coordinating flirty skirt? Aw go ahead…

  11. MJ says:

    Very chic! Like everyone else, I like that color combination. Welcome back from Reno!

  12. Em/Michelle says:

    Oh, it looks fantastic! I’m with Silvia, you definitely need to make a funky skirt to go with it.

  13. Cindy says:

    Wow! Now I might want to make one! Great job! I think the skirt is a MUST ; )

  14. melanie says:

    Looks Beautiful!!!

  15. greta says:

    crocheted rocks. of course. they are, no doubt, the most adorable rocks anywhere….
    Gigi is wonderful, and I agree that your neckline *revision* fits you perfectly. Great Job!

  16. stella says:

    oh my! Gigi is really gorgeous on you! I’m still plugging away on the first sleeve and you have definitely inspired me to get myself in gear to work on it! 🙂

  17. melissa says:

    woohoo! your gigi turned out beautifully. a perfect fit adn great colors!

  18. Carrie says:

    Oh, it looks so adorable! Those colors are fabulous together, and the neckline revision looks perfect. Excellent sweater.

  19. kathi says:

    very nice. i have been wanting to use cotton fleece for a tank and the colors you used are great. i’ll have to get me a few skeins.

  20. Mindy says:

    Would those be crocheted Pop Rocks?
    Gigi is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Excellent colors.
    And his hair looks like that ALL the time. At least, it did; he just buzzed it off for the summer, so now it just looks like velcro.

  21. elizabeth says:

    sooo pretty & the neckline fits you wonderfully. Your pattern alterations are perfect!

  22. Jenn says:

    Your Gigi looks so good! The colors look great together and I like the long ribbon. Congratulations!!

  23. Sharlene says:

    Wow, your looks great. I loved this sweater when I first saw it but I tend to be hesitant until I can actually see it on a real body rather than a mannequin. Yours looks great! The fit looks great. Might have to try this one after all.

  24. Eklectika says:

    Ha – it wouldn’t be a Super Eggplant sweater without a touch of hot pink! 😉 Looks faboo-lous!

  25. Emma says:

    Really delightful.

  26. Annie says:

    It looks great on you, Mariko. I much prefer your neckline~ much more wearable.
    Great colors.

  27. carrie m says:

    maybe it’s just from reading your blog so much, but that sweater seems rather candy-like to me. like a box of nerds or something, where one side would be berry blue and the other red raspberry. think i need a mid-afternoon snack.

  28. cari says:

    Looks great!

  29. Stella says:

    Supercute! You are a little doll! Excellent job on the shoulders.
    Thanks for the birthday wishes. :)))

  30. sharlyn says:

    That is a hot number Mariko! Love it.

  31. Theresa says:

    Neat. I love the colors you picked — makes me think of cotton candy. It looks perfect!

  32. froggy says:

    Love it. Really like the colors! I have to order that pattern. Great job! I may do the same with the neckline. Great idea.

  33. Janet says:

    That does it. I’m ordering the pattern! I love the adventurous colors!

  34. Terri says:

    What a great sweater! The colours look fabUlous on you!

  35. carolyn says:

    lady this looks GREAT!! i hope you are happy with it!!!

  36. athena says:

    looks fantastic! 🙂

  37. Bonne Marie says:

    I’m a day or so late, but let me join in the HOOOORAHs for your Gigi – wonderful solution to the neckline dilemma, as well.
    I adore your color choice – just a hint of that HOT PINK!

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