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Topic: Gatsby Girl pullover, IK Fall 2006  (Read 6681 times)
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cnp71201
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2006 10:53:08 AM »

What do yall think of making it long sleeved? I'm in Louisiana, and while it rarely gets cold enough for a sweater here (so why do I make so many?!), when it does, it's cold enough for long sleeves, too. But I love the look of the sweater and don't want to mess it up at all. I was thinking of doing it long sleeved, using the lace repeat at the bottom of the sleeve, and still ending with the rufflely edging.  Yes/no? I can't decide how it would look.
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gloriana
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2006 09:08:28 PM »

Jodi got back to me very quickly - the gauge is measured over stockinette stitch.  I haven't swatched for mine yet (I'm in the last stages of another very small-gauge sweater) - but soon.  I think it would work just fine to make it long sleeved - and a lace section at the bottom of the sleeves sounds lovely.  I say go for it!
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2006 10:10:01 PM »

So the pattern does list the correct yarn? It is supposed to be a DK weight knitted on the small needles?

I'm on the increases for the back. I'm such a slow knitter, but I am really enjoying this knit, and I love working with this yarn. All I've been doing is admiring the yarn the entire time. I do feel it's giving it a more casual look, but I think it will still be lovely. If this sweater turns out nicely and looks good on me, I'll make another in a solid, more elegant color. I don't usually think of knitting a sweater pattern twice, but I think this could be the exception.

I hate knitting the 1x1 rib (I told myself I would not mess with 1x1 rib again for awhile after Rambling Rose!), but I love the braided cable. It's fun to knit. Even the 1x1 rib isn't as bad, because of the breaks you get with the cable. And the needles are a little larger, so it's not quite as bad. I can't wait for the lace!

I'm glad you like the idea of making it long sleeved with the lace. If the front and back turn out as heavy as I think they are going to, I am definitely going that route. Right now, the fabric feels pretty thick and warm. And oh-so-soft and plushy!
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queenfilo
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2006 06:37:51 AM »

Oh I loved that sweater the moment i saw it in the preview. I'm looking forward to seeing how it will turn out. I relly love that yarn, I've knitted with it before so I am defininetly waiting until I have the money to buy the cashsoft.
Keep us posted of your progress!
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2006 09:29:55 AM »

I've finished the back of my GG.

Progress shots can be found here:
http://cnp71203.blogspot.com/2006/09/gatsby-girl-progress.html
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gloriana
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2006 09:51:59 PM »

cool!  looking good, crystal.  I really like the yarn and color you've chosen.
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2006 06:05:21 PM »

Thanks! I am really excited about this one, but won't have a lot of time to knit for awhile... I've got some rough classes this quarter! :-(
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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2006 06:27:15 PM »

Cnp--great progress on yours! When doing the decreases did you do p1, p2t? Are you supposed to keep in the rib pattern then afterwards? I didn't think it was looking right so my decreases are looking pretty horrible, I'm debating whether to frog back to that and just trust the instructions?

Gloriana--I love the colour you picked. I'm wishing now I went with Mist, I picked Mirage and it's a lot more blue then I thought it would be.

Regarding gauge, I had a really hard time getting it but I didn't realize it was to be measured over st st, I did it over 1x1 rib. I had to use aluminum needles in the US3 (since they were smaller then my bamboo in the US3) in order to get the 28sts across but my row gauge is off.  I'm going to swatch again with st st and see how much of a difference it's going to make. I just finished the decreases on mine so if I have to frog back then it's not a huge amount of work lost.



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« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2006 06:49:43 PM »

Thanks. A project I haven't had much trouble with! It's great!

I had to go down in needle size, too. I forgot what my row gauge even was, but I think it was close, if not exact... but my back seems long enough, in fact, I was a little worried that it might come out too long.

For the decreases, I just decreased when she told me to, but ignored the way she told me to do it. Instead, I looked to see what would keep my ribbing in order, and let that decide whether I knit or purled, same with the increases. I'm not sure what difference the p1, p2tog makes, but I like the way mine looks - it flows well, I think. I don't know whether you're supposed to stay in rib pattern, but that's what I did, because to me anything else would have looked weird. I tried a couple of decreases doing it the way the pattern looked, and it looked "bumpy" to me... they might have disappeared or evened out later, but I didn't want to risk it. Also, I did one more decrease, and then later one more increase, than instructed because I wanted it to come in just a bit more. I'm hoping I didn't mess anything up by the changes I made!
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2006 04:33:08 AM »

can't wait to see more photos. i'm just lurking on this KAL because i love the pattern.
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