Yes, I’m still knitting, and I have a finished object to prove it! It’s wrappy top #36 from the latest Rebecca (doesn’t that sound like a Westminster Dog Show announcement? “Wrappy top #36”):
I made some changes, which completely altered the essence of the sweater. Instead of mohair, I used TLC Cotton Plus, a 50/50 cotton/acrylic blend (it took 4 balls, so the sweater cost about $10 to make!). I wanted something more practical, and the Cotton Plus can be thrown in the wash. As you can see, though, I lose that super flowy, drapey, ethereal quality that the mohair version provides. I guess it came out kind of small, too, didn’t it? Well, whatever, I think I will probably get some use out of it. I can wear it with t-shirts and tanks in the summer, and I won’t have to worry about getting sand or mustard all over it!
Tres chic! I love it! GREAT JOB:) and that necklace rocks too, looks like candy!
I think it looks great. Definitly a different beast from the original, but you will get a lot of use out of it. As for too small, definitely not! Short maybe, but that’s how it was designed, but the right size around.
I’ll be sending out bunny goodness tomorrow or Wednesday! Keep an eye out!
It’s not too small and looks great! Different from the original pattern, but absolutely wonderful. Plus it’s under $10 so what more could you want!
Ethereal is overrated anyhow. Looks cute on you. xox Kay
I think it looks really sweet.
very cool…gotta love an items that’s washable!!!
I think it fits just perfectly, and I like the cotton version much better. The ethereal one in the mag didn’t appeal to me, but now that I’ve seen yours, I might be adding to the list of projects I want to make.
What are you talking about…too small? Not too small! I made the same item in the right gauge and in the yarn directed (and size) and I swear, the sweater buckles under my armpits. Much better in cotton…good for you! Who needs mohair?!
It looks great. I agree with Amy–you’re necklace looks like it’s made from jelly beans in the photo. Not that I wouldn’t put it past you.
doesn’t look too small at all.
I am seriously thinking of making that wrappy top, but I can’t really bring myself to the mohair concept…
It looks great! The cotton is a fab. choice, much more wearable.
Looks great I have been thinking about making that too. What a wonderful choice of yarn. I don’ think that we have that here though!
Mariko, it’s cute! I love the color. (and the necklace, as others have mentioned). Interesting choice of yarn sub – I wouldn’t have thought to try it in a cotton blend.
It looks great and what a fab yarn exchange. It takes this sweater from something I’d just admire to something I may knit and wear myself! Thanks for the brilliant idea.
dude. looks great. yeah – it’s small – JUST LIKE YOU!!! 🙂
Oooh! Nice nice! I’m allergic to wool and mohair myself, so I am a huge fan of subbing yarn! Nice job – I think it looks super cute! 🙂
Nice. And a girl does have to be practical. Wash and wear is much more pratcial than mohair.
I’ve been looking for a substitute for that project because I just don’t find mohair to be a practical summer item to wear. Good idea! I don’t think that it looks small either, it’s perfect!
Cute! Green! Yay!
I am so impressed with your productivity. And creativity. Very inspring 🙂
The sweater is adorable! Very cute. You did a great job. I think it would be perfect for the beach. 😉
That’s a great $10 sweater! It looks fabulous and you’ll probably get more use out of it since it’s cotton.
IT LOOKS FAB! I don’t think it looks too small at all, and I rather like the look w/ the 50/50 yarn. (I actually find mohair to be annoying sometimes… it can shed, and sometimes is tickly, and can just get difficult in general.) And it’s totally awesome that it’s only $10. Great job Mariko!
Yup, I can hear the dog show announcer too. Would you be in the Toy group?
That is cute on you. Mohair for a summer sweater doesn’t appeal to me either.
Very cute! I like the cotton, the lacy bits are much more defined that way. I sort of like my ethereal one though (I’m wearing mine today). Mine cost $11 for the closeout mohair (from the yarn shop owner’s basement) but I tell you what, folks. Kid mohair is not your run of the mill itchy mohair. It’s very comfy. And when I get mustard and sand on it (And I will) I will just shower with it on and shampoo that puppy up like I do my head. That’s the plan, anyway… heh.
I think it’s cute! It will look great with your Peeps earrings. (But what wouldn’t?)
Beautiful! I really want to make this sweater, but seeing as though I live in a warm climate, Mohair would be only useful for a couple months out of the year. But now that I’ve seen what it looks like in non-Mohair yarn, I’m inspired.
Very cute! If I hadn’t already bought the mohair, I’d give that a whirl!
it looks great and i’m lovin’ the wash factor too. smart thinking.
Sooooooooo cute! This wrappy top look is totally for you, Mariko. And I love how you always style your knits with your own personal flair that’s inimitable. You RAWK 🙂
I think it’s great! You’ll get a lot more mileage out of it because it’s not mohair, you can throw it in the wash, and it won’t shed. It’s also the perfect size. Nice job, Mariko!
It looks really great and I don’t think it looks a bit too small. It will be interesting to see how the cotton holds up.
The close proximity of the words “sand” and “mustard” disturbed me. Cute wrappy top!