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Topic: My first sweater! (a Berroco shapely pattern)  (Read 3874 times)
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jetgrrl
« on: January 06, 2007 07:15:13 PM »

I actually finished most of this in May (just in time for non-sweater weather here in NH), but the neckline was too big. I got some great help here with ideas for how to cinch it a bit, and I ended up doing single crochet around the neckline twice. It still a bit open at the neck but not falling off my shoulders.

This is from a Berroco pattern (Bernadette from book 234) meant for their suede yarn. I substituted Cascade Peruvian Wool in a cool blue-green color. I picked the pattern because it was shaped and had some cool embelishments, but not so much that it would be intimidating. Plus I learned to use a cable needle!





The detailing is on the front and both sleeves


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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007 07:24:37 PM »

Perfect! You did a great job on the neckline, too!
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007 08:41:35 PM »

That looks great! It's so well-fitted and I love the subtle embellishments and your color choice.
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007 08:49:09 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2007 09:00:09 PM »

I love the color and embellishment close-up pic.  You did a great job on it, very neat stitches!  Mine would not be nearly as even, I know.  It's very flatterning on you.

BTW, if your username a reference to that Tank Girl movie?  On another board I'm on I've been catankgirl forever.  (CA cuz where I'm from.)  I loved that movie in college.  If that is not what your username means, ignore me.  lol

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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2007 09:02:41 PM »

That is a great sweater and it looks lovely on you. Doesn't Berroco have some wonderful patterns?
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2007 09:33:05 PM »

Great job!  I have to agree with everyone else here too that I love the front detailing!   I really like the yarn sub too!
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2007 06:33:01 AM »

wow!  that's really pretty--I love the little details--I also can't believe it's the first sweater you've made!  my first sweater is in a bag under my bed...not nearly as BEAUTIFUL as yours!!! great job!
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2007 08:58:12 AM »

That's a really nice sweater; I love the color you chose Smiley

Where in NH are you? I go to school in MA, but I'm from the Portsmouth area of NH. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2007 01:24:33 PM »

Thanks everyone for the compliments! It took me a really long time to make the actual sweater because of various stops and starts (and a moderately small guage). I started in November and finished most of the knitting in March. Then it took me a while to assemble it and finally to fix the neckline.

I'm a bit scared, though... I've managed to slowly shrink every wool sweater I've bought, so I fear for the safety of my homemade one. Smiley

patamon, I live in Derry, not too far from Portsmouth. I love going to the old town area!
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