Sorry for the bathroom shots, but here it is. My finished Sexy Knitters Club KAL Picovoli. Kathy's a genius and was absolutely right about ironing the "shit" (hey, if I'm quoting somebody cursing, it's not as bad) out of the picos to get them to lay flat. And for anybody using Luna, you CAN iron the "shit" out of it without damaging it. I ironed my Picovoli on a medium/high setting (no pillowcase between the iron and the knitting) and spritzed it with water first, and it worked!
I really like this top and at first thought it might be a little too small, but after wearing it around the house for a while, it seems to be loosening up quite a bit. I will definitely make at least one more of these tops -- maybe even one more while the KAL's still going!
I did several things "wrong" on this top but it still turned out just fine. First, somehow I managed to miss the part of the yoke where you do the pico eyelets before beginning the rest of the top, so ended up doing those last by picking up the live stitches from the provisional cast on and adding them last as you do with the hem and arms. It still worked out just fine. I also did something wrong with mid-row cast on. Mine turned out okay, especially since it's under the arm and will rarely be seen, but by reading some of the previous posts on the SKC site, I see that I was supposed to do something differently. BTW, where ARE the directions on how to do the mid-row cast on (correctly) and how did I miss those? I think that I'd like to somehow make the armholes just a little bigger on the next top so adding a couple of extra stitches to the mid-row cast on might be an option for me; either that or going up a whole size for the entire thing. Another thing I did wrong, was not to read about how to do a nice job when joining new yarn... you can see here where I tried to weave in ends of a join and didn't do a very good job of disguising it. Guess I'll have to go back and find out how to do my yarn joins better. All in all, I love Kathy's pattern, love the Luna yarn, and love the top.
Edited to Add: I forgot to mention that I also added another two inches or so to the length so that I could get more tummy coverage. Also, I've been wearing the top for several hours and while it's relaxed a bit, I'm still thinking the next one I make will be a size larger -- you can see my bra strap lines from the back which I hate... kind of like visible panty lines, but this is visible bra lines (ew!).