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shivashiva
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2007 06:03:32 PM »

I'm using swish, too and it grew! make sure you do a washed swatch to see how it goes for you, esp. before putting the hems on!

i was even thinking of redoing the whole yoke and sleeves, but i've already got the hems sewn on.  Sad

i suppose i could just unravel the sleeves and bind off and let them roll.....

i'll keep you posted, and I'd love to see pics!
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2007 01:08:13 PM »

this is really scaring me...  i made the sleeves for my husband's longer than was suggested, since he's skinny but tall.  i measured off of a zip cardigan that he has and that he likes.  so, you followed the measurements in the pattern for a medium, it was fine before you washed it, and then the sleeves grew?  did you dry it in the dryer or block it to dry?
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2007 10:25:52 AM »

Shiva, you asked
"can i unravel the sleeves from the bottom (where I originally cast on) and take out a bunch of rows and then reknit the hem? it seems like i'd have to knit in the wrong direction to do that and i'm just not sure."  Shocked wow a problem for sure!

I am pretty sure that this is a solid plan.... as long as the pattern on the base of the sleves is basic, the direction should not change how it looks..... you may sse the join, but that will be because you will be sensitive to it, even then you will have to search for it. Wink

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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2007 08:53:41 PM »

anyone give me an idea for sizing? I would love eto surprise my hubs with this... he wears a size 38 pant, is about 6'. Above his 38' waist though he has a bit of a gut.. hehe

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I'll be fine with sleeve length,etc. but just wondered on a general level? He usually is an xl or so..
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2007 01:40:07 PM »

there are schematics at the end of the pattern, as far as how big around it will turn out for each size.  as long as you have the right gauge, it should be pretty accurate, although mine came out a bit small and i swear i have gauge...  my hubby likes things a bit loose, so maybe that's why. 
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2007 01:48:16 PM »

I'm in!  I will be starting this pretty soon for my BF.  I will also be working on Thermal from Knitty for my sister, so I am sure my progress will be slow.  I will be using Swish Superwash from Knit Picks.  I am glad I read about your growing issues, so I will definitely be swatching and washing. 
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2007 07:09:23 PM »

I'm working on this as well. I started it a month or so ago, and I'm still working on the cabled band (although, I'm nearly done) because I get bored with repetition. (Yeah, I can't WAIT for all the stockinette...)

This is supposed to be a Christmas present for my dad. I hope I get this done in time to make other people's gifts as well. Please tell me I'm not the only person mad enough to start planning Christmas gifts in August... a girl needs time to WORK, you know!
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« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2007 09:59:58 PM »

I'm working on this as well. I started it a month or so ago, and I'm still working on the cabled band (although, I'm nearly done) because I get bored with repetition. (Yeah, I can't WAIT for all the stockinette...)

This is supposed to be a Christmas present for my dad. I hope I get this done in time to make other people's gifts as well. Please tell me I'm not the only person mad enough to start planning Christmas gifts in August... a girl needs time to WORK, you know!

I'm also going to knit this as a Christmas present. It's for my husband. I'm going to knit a sweater for me first, and then he can get his. I plan on checking the KP Swish gauge and possibly use that, or Plymouth Encore. It has to feel good and be washable, because I refuse to handwash any boy clothes.  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2007 10:57:23 AM »

I'm using KP Wool of the Andes (since it was recommended on the pattern page), which IS hand wash/dry flat, but my dad can handle his own laundry Smiley

I really love this yarn, though! It feels fantastic in my hands.

I'm considering adding the cable pattern up the sleeves. What do you all think? Cool? Weird? Time-consuming? I don't know how many rows it will take me to do the sleeves (I guess I could do the math), so I don't know how to figure that all in.

Here's all I've got so far. I've got a ways to go:
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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2007 09:18:10 AM »

I'm also going to knit this for Christmas, for my FIL. I'm using Cascade 220 Superwash.

I've been swatching all weekend, but haven't made gauge yet. I tried 7 and 6, and just started a 4 (need to buy a size 5). As soon as I match, I'll cast on (here's hoping!).
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