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Topic: $5 in Paris KAL (pattern included)--The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan  (Read 197842 times)
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Muria
« Reply #860 on: July 07, 2008 08:41:09 PM »

So I finished my $5 in Paris this past Saturday. Would have finished ages ago, but took a break from it to work on something else.

I love the pattern, love the yarn, only problem for me was sizing. I made the L and it wound up too big, I wore it to work today and by noon it was driving me batty. But that's not any fault of the pattern, just the knitter that was too lazy to swatch. Embarrassed

Trying to decide now whether to run elastic thread through the neck and sleeve ribbings, or silk ribbon, or give it to someone larger. Tongue

Pics here: http://flickr.com/photos/8595866@N08/tags/5inparispattern/
More detailed info here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jewells68/5-in-paris

Have to recommend the pattern, I loooooove it, but my best advice is swatch, swatch, and um, er, swatch! lol

Does your sweater measure the same as the pattern says it should?  I'm just wondering if the sweater is too big because of swatching, or if the sweater runs large. 
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Muria

Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
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jewells68
« Reply #861 on: July 08, 2008 04:47:29 AM »

Muria,

I don't know, but I wear a ladies size 12-14 (depending on brand) or ladies L-XL (again depending on brand) and have a 39" bust (C+ cup), and it's just simply huge. In addition, I tend to knit rather tightly. I'll try to look at the pattern and take some measurements across it this week to give you a better clue as to whether it's the pattern that runs large or a problem with my gauge.  Undecided
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soozeq
« Reply #862 on: July 08, 2008 08:45:57 AM »

Sometimes sweaters need a zero or slightly negative ease to fit correctly. If you made yours to 39" or larger, it may well come out too large. This type of pattern is good in that you can try it on as you go to make sure it fits in all the right places, rather than others that you have to finish and sew up before trying on for fit.
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Kexe
« Reply #863 on: July 08, 2008 12:58:51 PM »

So.. hello!

After reading the first half of this thread, I decided to begin a raglan of my own - with cheap acryllic from my stash, as a lot of you guys have done.
I'm using 5mm needles and two strands of yarn. I think it will be too stiff, but only time can tell  Wink

If it doesn't work out, I can always do it over, right Smiley
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Muria
« Reply #864 on: July 08, 2008 03:21:52 PM »

Muria,

I don't know, but I wear a ladies size 12-14 (depending on brand) or ladies L-XL (again depending on brand) and have a 39" bust (C+ cup), and it's just simply huge. In addition, I tend to knit rather tightly. I'll try to look at the pattern and take some measurements across it this week to give you a better clue as to whether it's the pattern that runs large or a problem with my gauge.  Undecided

I would certainly appreciate it if you could.  I have a bunch of wool ease that I could use for this, but it helps to know what size to make.  Smiley
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Muria

Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
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Kexe
« Reply #865 on: July 09, 2008 09:54:56 AM »

Progress Smiley



It actually fits so far, so I'm happy. This is so easy! Cheesy
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bebaker22
« Reply #866 on: July 11, 2008 04:12:50 AM »

Howdy fellow craftsters! I'm a long time lurker and knitter but first time poster and still pretty much a newbie to knitting. I love, love, love this sweater though and decided to make this. So I'm casting on now!  Grin
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Kexe
« Reply #867 on: July 11, 2008 08:03:05 AM »

Howdy fellow craftsters! I'm a long time lurker and knitter but first time poster and still pretty much a newbie to knitting. I love, love, love this sweater though and decided to make this. So I'm casting on now!  Grin

Go for it Smiley
It's quick, fun and delightfully easy!
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« Reply #868 on: July 13, 2008 12:31:38 PM »

bebaker22  I totally agree with Kexe, it is so nice to have finished something that you can slip on and wear, but also make to your exact specifications! Can't wait to see yours, you won't be able to post pics until you post over 10 though..... so get chatty too! Cheesy

BTW Kexe yours looks great! (I may be bias, I used those colour too) LOL
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bebaker22
« Reply #869 on: July 15, 2008 02:17:33 AM »

bebaker22  I totally agree with Kexe, it is so nice to have finished something that you can slip on and wear, but also make to your exact specifications! Can't wait to see yours, you won't be able to post pics until you post over 10 though..... so get chatty too! Cheesy

BTW Kexe yours looks great! (I may be bias, I used those colour too) LOL


Well this is the first piece of clothing I have ever knitted so I have had some problems but I'm not giving up. Good thing is I can knit at work so this shouldn't take to long. Provided I don't have to restart again.  Grin

That's two posts now. Eight to go!  Cheesy
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