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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Yoke sweaters... for busty ladies? How? on: September 22, 2007 07:39:22 AM
I've looked at various sweater patterns with yoke details, and wondered, "How could I wear one of those?"  I've always been a bit afraid of them, because the detail would bisect my chest.  I'm a C-D cup, and wouldn't want the pattern hitting me at the nips, if you know what I mean.

The most recent pattern I was thinking of is the Cobblestone Pullover from the latest IK.  I recently saw that a woman had made (and modeled) a version for herself.  She was not as endowed as I, and the fit seemed fine.  But it made me think again, "How could I make that look good on me?"

So this time, instead of letting the question regrow cobwebs in my head, I'm bringing it to the brains that make up Craftster.  Any ideas on how to make a yoke sweater pattern work for someone with a larger chest?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Block before button band? Please help. on: June 06, 2007 09:22:11 AM
Hello.  I am mostly done with a cardigan which I knit top-down in one piece (on circs, back and forth, stockinette with no edge stitches).  I started by following a pattern, but decided to go it alone towards the end.  I added a feather and fan border to the bottom of the sweater, and I really like how it turned out.

However, I was unsure of how to proceed, so I tossed the UFO in a bag to marinate... it's been marinating for weeks now, and I'd like to get it finished, so I figured I'd ask my question here.

I plan to pick up and knit a garter stitch button band, but I want the fan and feather bottom to be... well... lacy.  Should I:

a) wet-block the sweater body, stretching out the lace section as it dries;
b) steam-block and stretch the lace;
c) just pick up the button band as is and hope the garter stitch is forgiving enough for the final blocking;
d) something else???

This is the first time I've deviated from a sweater pattern, and I don't want to mess it up.  I really love it so far, but I'd like to finish.

BTW - The yarn is Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool.

Thanks for any advice you can give me.
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