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Topic: Bob from Spring 03 Knitty  (Read 2145 times)
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« on: September 30, 2004 05:29:30 PM »

This is Bob, from the Spring 03 Knitty.

It was supposed to be a knitalong with a friend, but she was busy with other things and I needed some quick-knit therapy to recover my dignity after making it to the upper shoulders of another sweater before I discovered that it was far too small.  I still haven't had the heart rip it out.

This one, on the other hand, worked out pretty well.  I rarely knit from patterns.  In this case, not only did I follow a pattern, I used the specified yarn, too! (Rowan All Seasons Cotton - I was having trouble finding a sub and it was on sale an an LYS).

Changes I made to the pattern:
I had to cook the numbers a bit, so that I ended up with one size smaller than the smallest in the pattern.    This made it necessary to eliminate the final raglan decreases.

What I would do next time:
I wouldn't knit the sleeves separately from the body.  The chunky cotton yarn is a pain to seam.  I would eliminate the selvedge stitches from the sleeves and body; just knit the sleeves up to the underarms on dpns; leave the underarm stitches live on holders on both the sleeves and the body; put the rest of the sleeve and body stitches on one 24" circ; mark the decrease points, and knit in the round to the neck edge, decreaseing on the way.

Good pattern, though. And I like the yarn more than I thought I would.  It's much loftier than regular dk or worsted cotton.
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2004 08:03:02 PM »

Very pretty!!! It fits you so well, too!
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2004 12:03:29 PM »

Very pretty

« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2004 03:40:09 PM »

starlings, your sweater looks beautiful - and I actually like it a lot more than the original.  I think I didn't even really notice it on Knitty, but yours has made me covet it!  great job.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2004 06:00:12 PM »

Wow, gloriana, that's pretty high praise!  I have to say that I like it better in the photo than live.  I guess that's the power of objectification...
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2004 01:30:47 AM »

I too like yours better than the picture. I think yours fits you much better making it more attractive.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2004 11:55:21 AM »

i'm just starting to make this sweater for one of my co workers. she saw a pretty lace camisole that i made up and wanted me to make her something. but she wanted to be able to wear it to work, so of course lace was out. so i showed her this one and she loved it. i am making it in this really pretty dark red yarn, carion simply soft. i can't wait to see it on her!

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