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« on: February 25, 2007 02:30:07 PM »

So here is my knitting challenge entry, both my first challenge entry and my first self-designed sweater.  Here was my thought process:

1.  When I think "vintage" I think cute 1950s short-sleeved sweater.
2.  When I think Miss Marple, spinster sleuth, I imagine it covered with crazy bobbles and cables and lace because, frankly, she probably has tons of time on her hands when she's not solving mysteries, being a spinster that lives in a remote town and all.
3.  I saw this cable/lace pattern on a sweater at the Guess store a year or so ago and have been wanting to figure it out ever since.

Thus, mystery twists was born!

Here's the back

and here's a close-up of the cable/lace pattern.

I made this in the round up to the armholes, then split for the front and back.  I made it out of some baby weight acrylic yarn I had lying around, and I have to say I'm pretty happy with these results. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007 03:00:24 PM »

great job!  i envy anyone who can look at a 'thing', and figure out how to make it on their own.

(needs a pattern and directions)

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007 05:43:08 PM »

That is so super cute!  I love the triangle on the front!

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007 10:43:28 PM »

Oh that's so cute! I love the way you carried the twists across the back.

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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007 01:06:01 PM »

Thanks!  I wasn't sure if this was going to turn out cool or just bizarre, especially since I opted to have it not crush my ribs, unlike the short-sleeved sweaters of the 1950s.
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It's very pretty.  Well done!   Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2007 11:30:15 PM »

I don't like the triangle of bobbles on the front. seems out of place. i think it would be more visually appealing if the bobbles just continued up to underneath the yoke.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2007 07:37:38 PM »

wow, that's so complex! I like the cable lace section especially. Great job!

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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2007 07:49:53 AM »

I really like this, great job!

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2007 08:08:56 AM »

I love this! You did a great job designing it. I would knit this in a heartbeat! You have my vote!

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