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« Reply #280 on: April 13, 2007 12:16:14 PM »

Would it be possible to make this in worsted weight? I wanted a chunky version but the only soft yarn I could find in black and in my price range at JoAnn's today was Red Heart Soft Yarn (and oh boy is it soft!) I'm assuming I could just cast on more stitches to get it to fit. Is anyone else making a worsted version of this?
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« Reply #281 on: April 13, 2007 01:13:06 PM »

Possibly by holding 2 strands together, but you'll have to check your guage.

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« Reply #282 on: April 13, 2007 01:23:55 PM »

Also what kind of yardage are you all using? The pattern says 9 balls of Debbie Bliss but that doesn't really help me much.
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« Reply #283 on: April 13, 2007 05:18:42 PM »

4 balls of LB homespun... dunno the yardage tho.
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« Reply #284 on: April 14, 2007 07:40:08 AM »

Since it's basically a top down raglan (right? I'm not looking at the pattern at this second) I don't see why you couldn't make a worsted weight version. You'd just have to be comfortable with making top down raglans so you could make the appropriate changes.
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« Reply #285 on: April 14, 2007 12:17:52 PM »

I'm using bernat boucle..... I ckeced gauge BUT, the great thing about the pattern is that when you are knitting youare checking the fit on your body....(se pics in earlier posts) So even if the gauge is not perfect, it will fit you the way you want if you take the time to ckeck the fit..... You almost dont' need to worry about gauge! Cheesy
Give it a shot.... it has made me feel so acomplished, it knits up fast and it's almost mideless for a while unless you are adding shaping....
I am on the sleves and getting there! Got a bridal shawl to knit, so that's keeping me busy!
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« Reply #286 on: April 14, 2007 01:20:17 PM »

Thanks for the advice. I'm going to give it a go later this week (or maybe next week), I have a couple more things to finish up first and I start work in a few days so I'm kind of busy. I've never made anything top-down, but I've done lots of altering and self-designing of nearly everything else I've made, so I'm not too nervous. It will just take a little playing around I suppose.  Smiley
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« Reply #287 on: April 14, 2007 07:36:55 PM »

Question for everyone who is done or almost done - at what point in the beginning stages did you take it off the needles to try it on?  I'm about to make my third buttonhole.  Maybe after the fourth?  Thanks!
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« Reply #288 on: April 15, 2007 12:18:55 AM »

I never actually did...I eyeballed it.

It's a little big, but I had a sorta plan. And changed it 3 freakin times.
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« Reply #289 on: April 15, 2007 04:07:25 AM »

Since it's my first sweater, I've been paranoid and tried it on about every 7 minutes. Smiley

I've also been thinking about making a worsted weight version. Although I really don't have any idea what I'm doing, I figured I could just do fun gauge math to work out how many to cast on based on the cast on number from the pattern and a worsted gauge swatch, and then just go from there - since I mostly worked out this one based on how it fits as I go, I figured I'd just do the same.

As for my progress - my new yarn came on Friday, just as I decided that the sleeve is too fitted and looked weird. So now I'm almost done with the first sleeve, again - nearly back to where I was. Smiley
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