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Khakigirl
« Reply #60 on: April 04, 2007 09:44:37 PM »

Finished!!

I wore my sweater all day today...  The sleeves are almost comically long, (I could have made the size down easily) and the "Michelin Man" effect is in full force still.  Sweater is currently being blocked out of necessity, as much as my cheap-o yarn can possibly be blocked...  Will let you know how it really turns out.  Wink  Pictures soon!
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« Reply #61 on: April 04, 2007 10:33:22 PM »

jealous!!!!

(wish me luck - im going camping over Easter and  hope to finish as well!)
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Khakigirl
« Reply #62 on: April 05, 2007 10:28:28 AM »

Good luck!   Cool  Wish I was going camping this weekend too, but there's still snow on the ground!!
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Roe
« Reply #63 on: April 09, 2007 02:43:27 PM »

Here's what I have so far. It's most of the back before any shaping.

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« Reply #64 on: April 09, 2007 03:04:04 PM »

Finished!!

I wore my sweater all day today...  The sleeves are almost comically long, (I could have made the size down easily) and the "Michelin Man" effect is in full force still.  Sweater is currently being blocked out of necessity, as much as my cheap-o yarn can possibly be blocked...  Will let you know how it really turns out.  Wink  Pictures soon!

do you think it would be good to try and make the sleeves shorter, or do the size down for the sleeves or something?
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« Reply #65 on: April 09, 2007 07:37:17 PM »

I'm loving the way mine is looking so far, but I've run into a (small) problem.

I keep coming up a stitch short.  After I finish a full lace section (after row 7), I count the stitches and find I have 98 instead of 99, like I should.  I fix it by adding one in the reverse st.st. or in the first WS row of the lace (p1, yo, p2tog) by making a p2tog just a p1, but I wondered if this was an issue for anyone else.

Thoughts?
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Khakigirl
« Reply #66 on: April 09, 2007 10:51:00 PM »

DithMer:  My original instinct was to go 2 inches on the ribbing for the sleeves, instead of 4, and then adjust everything accordingly (make it 2 inches shorter I guess!) but I don't know if I could confidently suggest that you do that--I'm more kinesthetic than visual, if you know what I mean... if I don't knit it up to try it, I can't figure out how well it would work! The entire cardigan is too big for me, which means the shoulder seams are low which makes the sleeves too long.  Perhaps I needed a smaller size of the entire sweater, not just the sleeves?  I usually estimate on the high side when it comes to my measurements--I think I'm so big and strong.

If you know you have shorter arms, I would recommend measuring carefully to make sure the sleeves will fit.  There are probably more experienced Craftsters out there who can give good advice for this.

Spacekitty:
  Yes, the stitch count changes throughout the lace pattern.  I get the impression that it is supposed to even itself out at the end of row 7.  I'm not sure if keeping a first and last stitch in garter stitch (as recommended) will alleviate this, because I didn't do it that way... I didn't get too hung up counting the stitches, hee hee.  Perhaps that's why my sweater ended up too big!   Cheesy  Maybe you're missing one of the YOs in row 2?
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« Reply #67 on: April 11, 2007 06:28:31 PM »

Khakigirl, I think I was missing the last m1-pb in the 7th lace row.  I had it today and counted the correct amount of stitches.  I think that was the issue.  Thanks!

As for sleeves, I love long sleeves.  I'm tall, I have long arms, and I get cold easily, so I can't wait to be able to pull them over my hands, or fold them up if I get warm.  Yay!

Here's my comical knitting-during-play-rehearsal picture:

Hah.  Shakespeare war + sweater.  Go with it.  =D
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« Reply #68 on: April 11, 2007 10:08:23 PM »

i'm done with the back and the fronts! now just the sleeves!  if this thing doesn't fit me properly i'm totally going to cry.
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« Reply #69 on: April 13, 2007 02:28:32 PM »

Heh, space kitty I'm working on some Shakespeare now too! And my yarn just arrived for this sweater.
Sadly though, I'm the stage manager, so I can't knit in rehearsal. Sad
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