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11  Re: My first, first sweater! NOW WITH ATTEMPT AT PATTERN in Knitting: Completed Projects by Riki on: November 01, 2007 12:43:56 AM
Okay, somehow I lost the whole thing ... Let's start over!

I'm done! It turned out quite nicely, I think. Since Tribe did such a wonderful tute, I won't go into a lot of detail, just note a few differences:
1) Since my niece is busty, I did the bust increasing - but didn't want it all the way up, so decreased back down to the original number when I took the underarm stitches off.
2) 16 underarm/32 cast on - wish I'd thought of centering the cable like Tribe did!
3) Continued in the cable pattern all the way up to the final bit - confusing in the pattern because she said to go back to original cable pattern, but then kept talking about continue in RIB (and she capitalized the rib).
4) Really not sure why she said to remember front and back - I saw absolutely no difference between them.
5) For the sleeves, I unravelled the cast-on, picked up 10 stitches each side and continued in pattern.

Yarn: stash yarn, 50gm, 3+, nearly 4, really.
Gauge: 5 st to an inch (co 192)

A few pics:
The cast off after doing two rows of garter stitch turned out really wavy ...

So, I changed it to a decrease around the bind-off, about 1/3 (k1 bo k2tog bo)

This turned out much nicer.

I tried the crochet shells along the sleeve edge ...

Nahhhh, didn't work for me!

Instead of a ribbon (this color green proved impossible to match), I did an I-cord:

Here is the finished product - with yarn and my cute little Clover needles that let me do a sleeve without seams and without DPNs!!

I did manage to find a coworker willing to try it on - she doesn't fill it out like my niece will, but hey! any action shot is better than none, right? And she is a cutie, too, though she didn't really want her face in the shot!

Nice pattern, really! My model would like one! Though making it again, I think I would use the original Knitty "Tempting" directions for the sleeve.

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12  Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL in Knitalongs by Riki on: July 09, 2007 09:02:13 PM
Here it is - sans buttons. Plan to stop by the alley with all the buttons today on my way home from work - then I'll post a pic in the finished projects place (assuming that is the procedure?)

How did you get your blog in your siggy?
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13  Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL in Knitalongs by Riki on: June 20, 2007 08:49:02 PM
I really wanted the back to continue the pattern along the front sides, so what I did was to put the first 10 stitches on a holder, cast on three on another set of needles and then knit a band, picking up the neck edge stitch when I got there each time. This is what I ended up with:

Not too bad, but there is a hole where I picked up the three stitches on the side that I began the band on. May go back and redo that before connecting the front.

Whaddya think?
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14  Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL in Knitalongs by Riki on: June 19, 2007 08:55:36 PM
Okay, I'm up to the armholes, have put the fronts on holders and will do the back first ...

WOuld have been better to put it on the floor so I could look down on it I guess - instead of an empty cubicle!
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15  Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL in Knitalongs by Riki on: June 18, 2007 11:57:59 PM
Well, I think I have enough posts to post a pix. Just finished the scoop neck decreases. Trouble is - my camera refuses to show the true color, which is a deep emerald (I think) green. Comes out blue, no matter what I try. And the twisted ribbing does show up. All in all, looking pretty good, I think!
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