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1  First sweater! (okay, that might be reaching a bit) in Knitting: Completed Projects by washu on: January 10, 2008 01:46:28 PM
I had a ball of Knitpicks Andean Silk leftover after knitting an Argosy scarf (maybe I'll post that someday too) so I decided to make a sweater for my puppy!  She's actually almost a year old but she's very small, even for her breed, so one ball is PLENTY of yarn... I even had some left over!

Here's a shot of Miyo with her sweater (she really likes it)!  I had to take the picture when she was sleeping because that's only time she holds still, so that's why she looks a little out of it.  You can see big sis Chi snoozing in the background:

Here's a better shot of the cable detail on the back.  I had a hard time getting her to not be wiggly... she knows exactly what the camera is:

And here it is next to a tape measure so you can see how tiny:

This is my first non-scarf, circular and dpn project.  It's just so darn funny to see the wee sweater on the wee puppy that I had to share.

I got the pattern here.... it was the only sweater pattern I could find for circs that I could easily make smaller for miss Miyo.  I did it in stockingette instead of rib and added the cable with the help of this tutorial on cabling without a cable needle.
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2  Re: help me find a seamless pajama pants pattern in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by washu on: October 26, 2007 04:09:08 PM
Uh, these aren't terribly elegant drawings, but they should give you the general idea.  Be advised that doing pants this way takes more fabric.

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3  Re: Prom dress help in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by washu on: April 16, 2007 03:23:44 PM
The top one just has a basic A line skirt.  The bottom one looks like a 6 piece. 

To do an A line, you basically just cut out 2 polygons and sew them together, putting  a zip on one side.  The top is curved slightly down for the waist.  You can use darts or a yoke for shaping or do nothing, depending on how curvy you are.

Here's a picture: 

This one happens to be Simplicity 4546.

The fullness is controlled by the side angle.  This is a pretty full A line.

The other one I mentioned is to cut out the polygon in 6 pieces:  three in front and three in back.  Usually it produces more of a bell shape and it can be even fuller because you don't need to get one whole side out of your width of fabric, just 1/3 of a side.

I frankly don't understand all the instructions on here for circle skirts, it seems highly counterintuitive to me.  I've never made a skirt that way--cutting a hole in the middle of fabric for my waist??  It actually reminds me of that scene in Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty where one of the good fairies, who is trying to make Rose's dress, cuts a big hole in her fabric and when one of the others asks what it is for, she replies "that's the hole where the feet go through, dear."  Uh, whoops!  My issues!   Wink Ahem! I mean, try a simple A line skirt.  Good luck!
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4  Re: Resizing a pattern in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by washu on: May 17, 2006 10:11:18 PM
here's a pic.  the blue is the part that needs added onto the pattern.
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5  Re: I live in Japan and can fulfill all your 100 yen or kawaii needs. Swap? in Japan by washu on: May 11, 2006 07:54:08 PM
Yay!  I got all my great loot from catisoutside.      Cheesy  Here's a pic:

Thanks so much!  This is awesome!
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