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Topic: Boobholder/Minisweater (link to free pattern!)  (Read 77606 times)
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« Reply #370 on: February 21, 2006 01:22:11 PM »

I'm trying this cute sweater again. I had to frog it last night  Cry.  I think I pretty much got the body part, but now I'm stuck on the sleeves section.  How can I knit the sleeves flat??  I tried picking up the stitches and my needle wasn't cooperating with me.  As much as I love scarves I want to knit something else.  All of you guys have done such wonderful jobs and I want  to join in, but this pattern is kicking my butt.  I'm going to attempt this for the 3rd time.  I'm going to cast on again for this...can some one please help. 
« Reply #371 on: February 23, 2006 10:13:49 AM »

Carmello, for the sleeves, you're just knitting them from pit to pit, so to speak. You're taking those stitches that you've set aside from the sleeves and knitting back and forth, just like you were knitting a scarf. Then, after you've cast off, you seam the edges.

I've made this twice now, for my daughter and for me. PM me, if you run into problems. I'd be happy to help.

« Reply #372 on: February 23, 2006 10:39:31 AM »

Just out of curiosity, why are people knitting the sleeves flat?  I magic looped them.

« Reply #373 on: February 23, 2006 11:39:27 AM »

Yeah, magic loop is great for not doing any seams. (I hate seams). The pattern says knit flat, so I suppose that's why. But if you know how to do them in the round, you save yourself the finishing work. (That's a bonus!)

« Reply #374 on: February 23, 2006 11:53:37 AM »

i hate magic loop- i have huge ladders! i would rather knit on DPNs. call me crazy!

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« Reply #375 on: February 23, 2006 12:11:29 PM »

I take it 'magic loop' is knitting on circulars??  Huh  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #376 on: February 23, 2006 12:45:49 PM »

Magic loop is the name of the technique when you knit using circulars that are longer in length than the circumference you're trying to  knit.  I would imagine there's a video on it at knittinghelp.com.

Sorry to hear you get a ladder.  I have that problem more with DPN's than ML.

« Reply #377 on: February 24, 2006 12:52:20 AM »

I actually finished this minisweater months ago but better late adding it then never.
I've already started a full bodied version of the minisweater and I hope to have in done in a week or two.

Done in Lion Brand Wool Ease.

I told my friend Matt that I thought I should add more coverage for my girls and this was his response: "Cover the girls? Nonsense! I think they are overcovered. What are you? Amish? Let the world have a little joy before you take their lives from them for staring at your chest."
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« Reply #378 on: February 24, 2006 02:55:36 AM »

HEHE Cheesy Gotta love Matt! Oh & nice boob holder too...
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« Reply #379 on: February 24, 2006 06:35:39 AM »

I like the fastener you used, baigneuse!  What is it exactly?  A button made of rings?

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