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Posted on:5/15/12 0:17 AM
Last Updated:5/23/12 3:18 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 6 people   
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moushka said... (6/16/12 8:28 PM) Reply
Fabulous! Love the colour. Your hard work was worth it.
FreyaStark said... (6/15/12 7:19 AM) Reply
An impressive achievement and a lovely garment.
Aroura said... (6/5/12 6:55 PM) Reply
Wow, what a great review and amazing sweater! Very impressed!
Mufffet said... (6/4/12 12:31 PM) Reply
That is so lovely!
wendyrb said... (6/2/12 1:49 PM) Reply
I think this is one of the most beautiful things I've seen on PR! And there have been plenty of greats. Thanks for the well detailed review. I look forward to seeing more variations and wish I could locate that pattern.
meggipeg said... (5/27/12 6:37 PM) Reply
I just scrolled through the contest entries and this was the one that caught my eye. Absolutely stylish and gorgeous. Love it.
Dilliander said... (5/23/12 7:11 PM) Reply
Thanks again for the kind comments. fuzzygalore your explanation of the different types of dyes is very helpful and I have added a note to your comment in the review. The Dylon packet says it can be used with any natural fibre and explains that wool will be a lighter colour, but in reality there was a big variation in tone.
fuzzygalore said... (5/23/12 12:21 PM) Reply
Your sweater came out lighter than expected because if you used Dylon it's "fiber reactive" dye, which is for cellulose fibers. For wool, a protein fiber, you need to use acid dyes, which are actually less fussy to use. Next time :-)..
DaisyA said... (5/23/12 6:28 AM) Reply
Ohh La La! C'est magnifique!
rivergum said... (5/22/12 1:42 AM) Reply
Very elegant top. I love the pattern you made and the way it is finished.
sfshaza said... (5/19/12 3:07 AM) Reply
What a great job you did with this!!! It looks fabulous!
VivianZ said... (5/16/12 8:56 AM) Reply
very nice sweater. I like the design very much.
cleverkitty said... (5/16/12 7:44 AM) Reply
very very nice, this would rival any designer :)
mmcp said... (5/16/12 6:24 AM) Reply
Lovely sweater. Someone in France needs to dig up all the leftover Bonheur patterns (they must exist, right?) and throw them on e-bay!
Dilliander said... (5/16/12 2:47 AM) Reply
Thanks everyone. Velosewer, I have a striped wool rib that I am considering for this top. I agree the stripes would be quite effective, so may give it a go.
mm said... (5/16/12 0:35 AM) Reply
Well done. It looks great.
jenleeC said... (5/15/12 9:42 PM) Reply
Nice top! The collar detail adds a nice interest.
margk said... (5/15/12 7:18 PM) Reply
Great work!
CCQ said... (5/15/12 10:19 AM) Reply
Nice job; looks very RTW.
Mel.J said... (5/15/12 2:24 AM) Reply
QuiltSewSewSue said... (5/15/12 2:13 AM) Reply
Great job - I am very impressed with all your drafted tops!
Sharonspils said... (5/15/12 2:07 AM) Reply
Lovely top and you did a beautiful job on the dying of the wool.
velosewer said... (5/15/12 1:24 AM) Reply
I see what you mean about the dye. The colour still makes this top effective. I can see this pattern being useful for two sided stripe or print.
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