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« Reply #370 on: July 24, 2007 12:56:46 PM »

I just did my gauge swatch and will be off to buy some needles, but can anyone explain to me just why I need so many sets of needles? 
I glanced through the pattern and the only time I found a need for both lengths of 4's was for the sleeves, and I have no idea what's going on in that technique anyway.  Can I get a little clarification before I drop the rest of my spending money on 3 sets of needles?
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« Reply #371 on: July 30, 2007 02:49:45 PM »

Hi RoseRed,

I'm about halfway done with my Rusted Root (started a week ago!).

You don't really need to do the sleeves on two needles, unless, I suspect, you're knitting one of the smaller sizes. I'm knitting a medium and I did both sleeves with a 16' needle. This is my second zephyr pattern and the first one also called for knitting the sleeves on two circulars, which I did, but halfway through realized I probably didn't. Just go ahead and knit it whichever way works for you.
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« Reply #372 on: July 30, 2007 05:14:10 PM »

woohoo! finally done, but a little too small. i have to take it off. my arms are numb b/c the sleeves are so tight. i will be making a better fitting one for sure!
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« Reply #373 on: August 04, 2007 03:24:54 PM »

Finally, to both finishing and posting!

Beginning was a bit difficult, but after putting the sleeves on scrap yarn, it was a breeze.  I started with xs but probaby switched to a small for the underarm part -- I had to knit more rounds for the underarm to be comfortable.  My sleeves aren't as poofy as I wanted and the neck is a bit too high, but overall I'm very happy with it.  Loved the lace pattern.  It's my first sweater!

My paolo decided he needed to be in the picture --kept jumping up on me until I picked him up.  Probably bad reinforcement, but what can I do?
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« Reply #374 on: August 04, 2007 03:26:16 PM »

Gorgeous! I love it in red!
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« Reply #375 on: August 07, 2007 10:07:21 AM »

Helen, did you knit your with knitpicks mainline in "red velvet cake"?

i did and your sweater looks EXACTLY like mine! i love the color!
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« Reply #376 on: August 08, 2007 12:54:59 AM »

whatatotaldrag -- no, it was cotton fleece "candy apple" -- i don't know why they call it that color because it's more of a burgundy. the color is truer to the second photo.
how far are you along?  i would love to see your pics when you finish.
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« Reply #377 on: August 09, 2007 06:23:07 PM »

Question: this happens to me a lot when I knit top down sweaters and I don't know how to fix it.

But when I put the sleeves onto scrap yarn and then join the back and front, I always end up with big hole in the armpit! typically, i stitch it shut when i'm weaving in all of my ends but is there a way to make that join really tight so i don't have a hole?
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« Reply #378 on: August 09, 2007 09:04:44 PM »

I usually pick up a few stitches at the armpit when starting the sleeves, where the hole would be.
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« Reply #379 on: September 02, 2007 03:00:50 PM »

Finito!


I used Vermont Organic Fiber's O-Wool balance, 50% wool and 50% cotton.  I loved the yarn and the pattern, and it actually *fits*! Amazing when it fits.  I added just a little more waist shaping, and increased at the sides on the bottom rib. 
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