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« Reply #530 on: November 01, 2006 11:35:16 AM »

Cotton Fleece would be lovely, I think. I haven't actually weighed my sweater, but even with all wool my sweater is heavy, but not uncomfortably so [if I use all of the yarn that I have it'll end up being about 3.5 pounds total for the long sleeved version.] This may still be too heavy for you, but I wonder if you'll get a sweater that's actually lighter with a cotton yarn, my everyday cotton sweater that I wear is at least as heavy as this will be, if not more so. Basically I'm saying knit it in cotton/a blend if you want, or knit it in wool if you want, but maybe do a little math to see if they'll actually have a different total weight if you're super concerned with that.

The lace in this sweater is super super simple, so I say knit the sweater in a yarn that you're going to enjoy wearing instead of just picking a cheap yarn that you might not want to wear often later on.

And, my body is done, my neckband lies flat, and I'm now working on sleeves. Again, 48" bust.


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« Reply #531 on: November 01, 2006 04:51:29 PM »

Wow it looks awesome! What yarn did you use?

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« Reply #532 on: November 01, 2006 07:53:45 PM »

Also this is my first time doing any lace so I'm also thinking of making a super cheap first sweater using something like soft touch..

The lace is a 7-stitch pattern, so you could always take some random ball of cheap yarn and cast on for a multiple of 7 stitches (14, 21, etc) and practice the lace that way. 

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« Reply #533 on: November 01, 2006 08:02:19 PM »

Mine is in Elann's peruvian highland wool.

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« Reply #534 on: November 02, 2006 02:50:47 AM »

I'm using Berocco Softwist and it is very light , but use bamboo needles as it is a bit splitty and very slippery.
« Reply #535 on: November 02, 2006 09:36:15 AM »

OK I have finished all the increases and am just about to join the fronts, but when I start to join I am showing Purl stitches on the right side, what the hell am I doing wrong?
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« Reply #536 on: November 02, 2006 10:16:10 AM »

How are you holding the work? Are the needles closest to your belly or farther away? They should be closest, or you will be knitting inside out. The "sag" should  be facing out, not towards you. Clear as mud?

« Reply #537 on: November 02, 2006 10:31:22 AM »

Thanks...I haven't used circs in a while...I feel like a moron
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« Reply #538 on: November 02, 2006 11:37:16 AM »

I am at the point where I have to join the fronts!!!  I never thought I would get this far. I am using knitpicks Wool of the Andes, black cherry heather yarn. I love it and I don't thinkit will be too heavy once I am finished.  I was so excited last night when I tried it on. I think it will look great once its finished.  I am going to use the same yarn even for the lace area.  I may do some beads in the lacey area if I can find the right ones!

« Reply #539 on: November 02, 2006 11:41:47 AM »

My progress so far! I'm using the Tilli Tomas in Moss - slightly brighter than the Olive shown in the pattern. Love this yarn, though I'm also finding the Disco Lights to be full of knots. Grrr.

This is the most expensive yarn I've ever used, so i think it's pretty funny that I'm using the least expensive needles I've ever purchased - the Knitpicks Options needles. I LOVE these needles! Super sharp and smooth, and the cord is really flexible, with no kinks at all. I'm a super loose knitter, so I got gauge on size 4s. I'm doing the lace on 2s, just because I couldn't stomach the thought of using size 1 needles. I'm not looking forward to the sleeves - I hate DPNs, and I don't think I have a cable long enough for magic loop.

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