April 26th, 2011

Valley Yarns Show & Tell: Manta Top-Down Tee

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In our final Valley Yarns Show & Tell, we’re taking a look at #355 Manta Top-Down Pullover. It is knit in Valley Yarns Longmeadow. Unlike many popular top down sweaters, this one has set-in sleeves. The lower body has subtle A-line shaping.

We tried on the 36″ cardigan.

First up, we have Kirsten:


Height: 5’3″

Bust: 37″

Waist: 30″

Hips: 42″

Kirsten said: “It’s super comfy, but I think I’d prefer hourglass waist shaping instead of A-line.”

Grace -


Height: 5’0″

Bust: 38″

Waist: 30″

Hips: 38″

Grace said: “This was nice and comfortable, but way too big. The A-line shaping isn’t the most flattering for me, but I love the scoop neck and short sleeves.”

Dena -


Height: 5’4¾”

Bust: 35½”

Waist: 29½”

Hips: 40″

Dena said: “Love the neckline. But this was the biggest of the sweaters on me. I’d go down a size or two. The Longmeadow felt great, soft and cozy, but not hot feeling. I’d put on this sweater on a sunny day and let my arms thaw out from the long, cold winter we had. ”

Mary -


Height: 5’4″

Bust: 41½”

Waist: 34½”

Hips: 44½”

Mary said: “Super comfortable! If I were to knit this, I think I’d add a bit of shaping so it goes in at my narrowest point, but I wouldn’t want to lose the slight a-line. I would also make it a bit longer, but since it’s top down, that wouldn’t be hard.”

Tina -


Height: 5’2″

Bust: 40″

Waist: 33½”

Hips: 43″

Tina said: “This sweater was so comfortable – the Longmeadow is soft and has just the right drape. This would be a nice short-sleeved spring garment, but I really like it with a long-sleeved t-shirt underneath!  If I were to knit this I would probably use the same size, but do a bit more waist shaping. I would also choose a color other than black, since I have white dogs and keeping their fur off black sweaters is a constant battle. ”

We hope you have enjoyed our Show & Tell!

Happy Knitting!
Mary

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Mary

Marketing Manager at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Mary has worked at WEBS since 2005. She has been knitting since 2000 and also knows how to crochet, spin, and use a rigid heddle loom.
Her favorite color: bright pink
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  • Bikrgran

    This looks good on all your models.n