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Topic: Norah Gauhan cardigan from Vogue Knitting  (Read 47310 times)
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« Reply #170 on: February 12, 2007 07:39:21 PM »

Everything is done, even the collar, except for one sleeve! Yay!

I just tried it on, and the fit is pretty good, thanks to knitting the xs size with dk yarn on size 5 needles. I think it's gonna be cute after all!

Along with many other knitters on this board, I highly reccomend going down at least one size in not only the pattern, but also your yarn and needles.

Hopefully I will finish tomorrow and get some photos up here for y'all!
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« Reply #171 on: February 12, 2007 09:08:00 PM »

I can't wait to see your pix!

I myself have started over, ladies.  It became incredibly clear after the 7th pentagon that this thing was HUUUUUUGE.   I am now knitting on SIZE 5 needles.  This seems to be working.  Mostly done with pentagon two....
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« Reply #172 on: February 13, 2007 02:42:16 AM »

This is most discerning!! I am now up to the sleeves, but I still don't really "understand" how it will come together...

I'm smaller than the smallest size, so I knit in DK weight and my pentagons were at about 4" each side... It just seems like too much work gone into a project that hasn't been successful for anyone Sad
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« Reply #173 on: February 13, 2007 06:02:50 AM »

I'm working on some mods to possibly salvage mine as a wearable object... I'll let you know how that goes!
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« Reply #174 on: February 13, 2007 06:34:20 AM »

This may be a strange questions but... don't they run tests or something on these patterns? I can understand a pattern that someone posted free online to have some sizing or pattern issues but this is Vogue! How can the sizing be so very far off? I really wanted to make this but now the sizing variable has thrown me for a loop. It must be so frustrating to buy a magazine with a professional pattern, buy a TON of yarn, spend hour upon hours knitting and then have it come out all wrong. I know its frustrating to read about it. My heart goes out to all you great pioneers who have sacrified your time and sanity. XOXO!
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« Reply #175 on: February 13, 2007 12:17:43 PM »

This may be a strange questions but... don't they run tests or something on these patterns? I can understand a pattern that someone posted free online to have some sizing or pattern issues but this is Vogue! How can the sizing be so very far off? I really wanted to make this but now the sizing variable has thrown me for a loop. It must be so frustrating to buy a magazine with a professional pattern, buy a TON of yarn, spend hour upon hours knitting and then have it come out all wrong. I know its frustrating to read about it. My heart goes out to all you great pioneers who have sacrified your time and sanity. XOXO!

yeah... I had a bad experience with a Lion Brand pattern from whichever magazine it it that they put out -- it was a cream coloured shrug on the cover of the spring 2006 issue.  The pattern was completely un-makeable it was so full of mistakes.  Eventually, they got an errata page up on their website, but it was *still* full of errors, so I had to kind of fudge how things fit together, and the sizing was off anyhow, and I only wore it (uncomfortably) a couple of times, and it's been in the bottom of my closet ever since.  Maybe someday I'll re-do it.  Maybe it will bocome something else.  It just sucks so much to have to pull out an assembled garment... all those seams and woven ends and everything... I really don't want to have another heartbreak like that! 

But I agree... doesn't somebody test-knit these things before they go to press?  Hell, give me the yarn and I'll test-knit for free... if I get to keep the garment.... I'm sure there are others willing to help out these poor, embarrassed knitting magazine people!
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« Reply #176 on: February 13, 2007 03:04:18 PM »

Do you know if you are able to email them to let them know? Say hey several people have attempted this thing and have had sizing issues? Maybe then they could rework it and post corrections on their site.
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« Reply #177 on: February 13, 2007 03:29:56 PM »

I did email VogueKnitting about the problems everyone on this thread is having (including ME!).  No response yet.  I asked if they would put out an errata for this and post it to this thread, or email it to me and I would post it.  Hopefully someone will actually read it.  You'd think that Vogue would be more professional and fact-check or test their pattern before publishing it.  Shocking really, since it's on the cover.  This piece was the reason I bought this magazine. 

Anyhow, I started over.  I'm doing a size S now, instead of XL.  Maybe it will be okay.  I hope so.  Clearly, I'm desperate for this little number, it's just so darn cute and different from other cardis. 
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« Reply #178 on: February 13, 2007 04:25:57 PM »

Oh boy.  This piece looks so beautiful, I really want to attempt it, but having just read this thread, it would seem to be asking for a whole lot of pain.   Sad  I think I'll hold out a little longer for a few more to be finished (it is summer still here in Brisbane, I can afford to wait).  One thing is for sure, I will definitely use smaller needles, smaller yarn, and knit a smaller size.  I still have not yet seen this mag on the stands yet though.  I have perhaps missed out, and may need to backorder.   Undecided
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« Reply #179 on: February 13, 2007 05:08:54 PM »

Miss_Vicki - Borders has it out already, and my local agent just got it (Sydney) so should be in Brisvegas soon Wink
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