Its always strange to refer to a project by a color name when, typically, you are knitting it in a different color that the designer did. This is my Prosperous Plum Tank, which I'm clearly not making out of Prosperous Plum yarn. The yarn is Valeria di Roma Topacio 60% cotton/40% acrylic yarn and it is discontinued.
I really like the yarn, especially the way that the color isn't truly solid. It looks more kettle-dyed, at least in this shade. However, it really does hurt my hands in a way that Cotton-Ease doesn't, even though they have a really similar composition. I think that's why I'm not further along on this that I am. I have to take frequent breaks to rest my hands.
Here's a closeup of the cable pattern:
It obviously needs a good blocking. At least I hope that will make it look better. I'm making it with 4 inches of negative ease, so it will be stretching on my body, too. I have about 13 rows to go until it is the length I want before the armholes (of course, I had to add 3 inches to it!). Here's hoping I don't run out of yarn.
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