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1  Re: Rule for cable "shrinkage"? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by sgolard on: July 17, 2007 10:13:20 AM
I did exactly this - knit a top down turtleneck raglan sweater with a big cable down the front.  Here's a picture of it in progress:

I used Merino Chunky -- size 10.5 needles.  I did end up starting it, getting a couple repeats down the cable and realizing that the back was growing faster than the front.  Then I measured, ripped out and cast on again adding extra stitches in the front to compensate for the pull of the cable.  I wrote it down - it's somewhere at home but if you'd like me to search it out for you I'd be happy to.  I meant to put the pattern on my blog but never got around to it.
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2  Something Red Cardigan in Knitting: Completed Projects by sgolard on: July 28, 2006 10:19:17 AM
I obviously didn't make it in red ..... I thought steel grey would be nice for a change.  A bit dull to knit with but I think I'll wear the finished product, which is always a bonus.  I used Micro Cable from Elann, which is a slinky synthetic.  I love the way it moves and that's why I used that rather than cotton, which I thought would be stiff.  Plus it is machine washable.  For blocking I just popped it in the washer and let it air dry and it's perfect.  I used a larger button than called for and therefore made an I-cord loop rather than a button hole.  If I were to make this again I would use a light wool (maybe superwash) and make it with long sleeves but have the sleeves echo the ribbing so they would flare.

The pattern is very well written.  I especially like the short row shaping on the collar.  It looks a   bit wonky in the picture but it's really not uneven.  It just got twisted up when I was taking the picture.

Excuse the extreme cleavage - I wouldn't wear it out that way, but I was in a hurry to get a picture.
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3  Flower Power Shrug in Knitting: Completed Projects by sgolard on: April 20, 2006 09:17:13 AM
Since some kind soul posted a few weeks ago about a closeout of Noro on WEBS, I managed to snag six skeins at a great price and I decided to make the Flower Power Shrug from the '05 IK Spring insert, but without the beads.  I think it turned out great.  Here's a closeup of the pattern and a longer view of the whole thing.

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4  Top-Down V-neck & free pattern link in Knitting: Completed Projects by sgolard on: March 03, 2006 10:29:22 AM
This is my first ever totally designed from scratch and knit up sweater and I'm just so happy how it worked out!  Using the basic calculations for a top-down raglan http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html, this is what I came up with.  


The pattern is posted on my pattern blog: http://knit-moi.blogspot.com/2006/03/top-down-v-neck-sweater.html
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5  Re: V-Neck Top Down Raglan Sweater???? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by sgolard on: February 22, 2006 09:58:03 AM
I'm working on one right now.  Top-down raglans are my favorite.  I used the custom fit work sheet, some handpainted thick and thin yarn from Handpainted Yarns, size 15 needles and here's how it looks so far, four skeins in.  You can see I've got the v-neck finished, the sleeves on holders and I'm working on the body.
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6  Plain and simple top down raglan in Knitting: Completed Projects by sgolard on: February 22, 2006 09:47:24 AM
My favorite type of sweater to make is the top-down raglan and this is the best one I've done.  I felted all of the ends as I went along because I was using 100% wool (Elann's Peruvian Highland Chunky) so instead of 27 ends to weave in I have only 7.  No seams to sew!!  I finally got the hang of binding off loosely so the neck, waist and cuffs are stretchy.  I tried it on the recipient as I went along so I know it's the right length and the sleeves are long enough.  I'm pretty happy with this one.
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7  Project from IK Crochet in Crochet: Completed Projects by sgolard on: December 13, 2005 09:12:49 AM
Here are a couple of things I've made from the Interweave Crochet magazine.  I'm working on another thing from that magazine as well.  It's pretty good.  Anyway ... here's one of the felted ear flap hats.  It worked up in a couple hours and looks great! 

I also made one of the ruffled scarfs - well actually I've made about six of them in various yarns - but this one I also made a hat as well. 
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8  Basketcase Cardigan in Knitting: Completed Projects by sgolard on: October 20, 2005 08:43:45 AM
From "Men in Knits" I made the Basketcase Cardigan.  My camera ran out of batteries as I was taking this picture so unfortunately it's the only one I have.  I couldn't get the man to model it even when I promised to cut off his head!  Anyway, it turned out pretty nice.  The size 15 needles killed my hands because there's quite a bit of purling to be done with this all over pattern.  It weighs a ton as well.  I used Rowan Big Wool - almost 15 skeins.  But he loves it.  By the way, as an interesting aside to those of you who subscribe to the "Boyfriend Curse" theory -- the first sweater I made for a boyfriend, he broke up with me while I was making it.  And this one .... I just broke up with him.  So.  If THAT doesn't put the fear of knitting for loved ones into you, I don't know what!!   Shocked

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9  What I did with recycled Sari Silk in Crochet: Completed Projects by sgolard on: October 03, 2005 10:09:28 AM
Well ... I tried to knit with this stuff but I was having a hard time.  I know this is the crochet forum but this project uses both knitting and crochet so I thought it would be okay to cross-post.  I used one skein of sari silk to make this cute little bag.  The body is crocheted and the ruffle and handle are knit.  There is a pattern posted on my pattern blog. http://knit-moi.blogspot.com/.  And here's how it turned out.
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10  Here's what I did with my recycled Sari Silk in Knitting: Completed Projects by sgolard on: October 03, 2005 10:07:25 AM
Well ... I tried to knit with this stuff but I was having a hard time.  I know this is the knitting forum but this project uses both knitting and crochet so I thought it would be okay to cross-post.  I used one skein of sari silk to make this cute little bag.  The body is crocheted and the ruffle and handle are knit.  There is a pattern posted on my pattern blog. http://knit-moi.blogspot.com/.  And here's how it turned out. \
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