Molly Ringwald

Pattern:  Molly Ringwald – Knitting daily, or Knitscene Fall 2006

Yarn:  2.5 skeins of Gloss, Knitpicks.com

Needles:  #4 US Knitpick Options Circulars

Modifications:  I did some research before jumping into this project and had read several people’s notes about the loosenss of the top with all the ruffling.  I took that into consideration when choosing the yarn on top of which, the smallest size is a 34″ bust.  Gloss is a fingering weight yarn and I took the chance that by using a thinner yarn and smaller needles I would be able to knit a top that fit my bust size and without doing a swatch beforehand, I think I did a pretty good job.  It is a 3×1 rib, so I cast on 92 stitches and ommitted all selvedge stitches because once again, I knit this top in the round.  The decreasing and increasing was a little tricky and I’m not entirely convinced it looks that fantastic but I thinkit works. Because of my modifications, I didn’t have to add the single crochet along the edge to keep it tight.

Notes:  Of all the tops I’ve knit, this is definitely my favorite.  I went outside my comfort zone and went with a bluish-grey color.  I love everything about it, the color, the style, the design, the fit.  It is absolutely PERFECT!  I have some Gloss in Cabernet and I think I’m going to knit another.

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13 Responses to “Molly Ringwald”

  1. soknitpicky Says:

    Love, love, love it! (Hot jeans, too, BTW!) Some people have mentioned that the Gloss blooms out after washing–did you have that experience?

  2. peacockchic Says:

    it looks awesome!!! Molly R. would be proud!

  3. Elizabeth Says:

    I haven’t washed mine yet. I hope it doesn’t, I’ll be super upset.

    Thank you!

  4. crimsonpurl Says:

    You are just cranking out the F.O.s!! :o)

    Your Molly looks great and so glad you went ahead with the original strap!

    BTW – Love your black stack sandals too! Haha!

  5. Julie Says:

    SO pretty! I’m glad you went with the thicker straps, I think it looks perfect.

  6. Lindsay Says:

    Looks like it fits really well, love the color.

    Also like the shirt you’re wearing under it, the collar has nice detail.

  7. Catherine Says:

    Love! What a cute sweater.

  8. Rain Says:

    SO darn cute!!!

  9. Luni Says:

    Big <3 for this one!

  10. Amy K Says:

    It’s so beautiful I just went straight to the site and bought the pattern!!!

  11. Monique Says:

    Looks great on you! I really like this!

  12. Monique Says:

    This looks great on you. Great pics also!

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