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Topic: "Sweater of Many Buttons" Knitalong!  (Read 59627 times)
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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2006 03:53:25 PM »

It's quite easy - no seams to speak of, and all it requires is basic knowledge of knit, purl and increase and decrease.
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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2006 04:18:07 PM »

ok cool, i've read through the pattern a few times now and i think i get it. I definitely can do knit,purl and increases/decreases. I've just never attempted anything this large in knitting. I also like this pattern because it looks fairly easy to modify the size, just cast on more.

which one of these yarns do you guys think would work better? I would like something machine washable, but the superwash might not get me the right gauge.

http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420153/yarn_display
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« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2006 10:58:27 AM »

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which one of these yarns do you guys think would work better? I would like something machine washable, but the superwash might not get me the right gauge.

another knitter in this thread planned to use the superwash, but if you've got the funds for panache, i'd go with that. mmmmm cashmere(blend)! =]
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« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2006 11:06:07 AM »

Thanks for posting this - cute cute cute!  I can hardly wait to see how people's sweaters turn out!    Does anyone have any fun buttons they're going to use?
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2006 02:22:09 PM »

I'm with m*babylon on this one.  That Panache would be so nice to the touch.  I splurged on a little cashmerino to make Knitty's Convertible and it's taking a lot of willpower to concentrate on my raglan and not make that.

I wouldn't worry about guage too much.  With me as an example, it's not too hard to convert the pattern to follow your guage (I'm knitting about twice as many stitches per inch as in the pattern).  It's just a lot of math.  Best of luck!
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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2006 06:41:54 PM »

hmm i'm a little afraid of modifying the pattern, because i need to make it larger to being with,  i think she said its 36 inch bust and i think i need to make mine 43inch bust, this is my first sweater so i'm a little nervous, i dont want to get halfway through it and then have to frog it.
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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2006 07:38:44 PM »

If you do more raglan increases, it should fix that.

Also, check out Glampyre knits.  She has instructions for increasing size in the bust (for her boobholder, also a top-down raglan):
http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id67.html
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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2006 07:58:34 PM »

Do you think Caron's Simply Soft would be a feasable alternative for this?  I have a bunch left over from an argyle bonnet I made. Maybe I could do stripes?
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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2006 09:06:57 PM »

ok another question (let me know if i'm asking too many!) So i've been staring at the pattern, and i see on row 9 where you're supposed to increase, but i'm trying to gague how much increasing there is as you work your way down the piece, i have a bit of a gut and i want the sweater to fit loose enough to button fully while i have on a tshirt, or whatever. Do you think i will have to adjust much?
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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2006 11:01:53 PM »

Im currently waiting for a knit picks shipment right now to start on a sunrise jacket for another knitalong, but I printed out the instructions for this sweater a few days ago and got to thinkin.  It seems easy enough, but I have just a few questions from the people who have already started. First does anyone have an approximation on gauge? I researched the yarn and found that 4" comes to 14 stitches and 18 rows on size 10 1/2 needles however the pattern calls for size 9. The other thing I wanted to ask is if anyone has a suggestion on length of circular needle. Thanks!
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