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tantrum
« on: March 06, 2007 10:38:55 AM »

I'm getting ready to start this jacket from the free Lion Brand pattern.
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60582A.html
Anyone else up for it?
I'm pretty new at this crochet deal and I'm going to try to sub Knit Picks "vacation" yarn in Sunshine. Does this seem like a feasible substitution?
Anyway I think this jacket is cute and y'all should make it with me.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007 10:46:35 AM »

Am I an asshole or something? Because no one ever replies to my posts. Anyway. I think I'm putting this project off for a while because I tried to start and the "vacation" yarn scared me. It's very thick/thin and slippery, it was hard to see the individual stitches. So I may make something else before I give it another go.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2007 02:41:34 PM »

I think it looks like an interesting jacket. I'd love to see it when you finish it. I haven't got up the nerver to do clothing yet. Which is funny because I've noticed that I tend to leean towards the more complicated blankets, afghans ad scarves. Maybe i'm nuts.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2007 07:51:10 AM »

I already finished this jacket! I used sugar'n'cream in a bright yellow. I was actually suprised how fast this went, i finished it in less than a week, maybe I have no life and all I do is crochet but I really like it, I wish it were more fitted, so I might make another one and make it smaller. I'll post pics soon!
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2007 12:17:18 PM »

Please do post pictures callmeflower9. I've been waylaid by a bunch of other project but I'd love to see your finished jacket.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007 11:28:51 AM »

OK! I finally had time to get these pics! sorry if they arn't great, it's hard taking pics of yourself without a mirror!


I used sugar'n'cream in a bright yellow, I was suprised how fast this worked up, I haven't worn it much cause it's been cold, but it would be a great spring jacket!
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2007 11:36:55 AM »

That looks great. I'm almost inspired to try it myself, except for the shear amount of yarn it would take to make one in a size 24. lol. It's the price that gets me everytime I think about doing something big.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007 11:48:12 AM »

the pattern is pretty big, I think I made a medium and I should have made a small. Try sugar'n'cream, it's cheap, easy to find, comes in lots of colors too! It took me like 7 or 8 balls of it for me to finish mine.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2007 01:37:45 PM »

That looks great, callmeflower9, Love the yellow! You've inspired me to give it another shot. Maybe I will try sugar and cream as well.
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2007 02:16:49 PM »

I think I am gonna make another one soon, using caron simply soft, I have a butt load of an off white color. I'm gonna make a small one this time the medium was too big. I'll probably start soon cause I have no life, if you guys wanna start too we can do it together!
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2007 02:21:27 PM »

Ok first I read the title wrong. I read it as manitee, like manatee. Then the first line of your second post has had me laughing for many minutes now.

I think it looks cute and I've printed the pattern. I will be foraging through my yarn stash when I get home.
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2007 12:02:26 PM »

What size do you normally wear if you don't mind me asking? I'm 6 foot, 37" bust, would a medium be about right you think?
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2007 01:05:18 PM »

I think I'm going to give this a shot as soon as I decide on what yarn to use.
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2007 03:28:09 PM »

I'm 5'4" and I ususally wear a medium, i wish the pics were better so you could see how it fits, it's like a 50's jacket, not fitted and open. The medium is fine, but I want one that is less loose, esp in the sleeves.
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2007 03:51:27 PM »

Okay. I started mine, also in yellow, what a copy cat, although I think not as bright a shade as callmeflower9's. By the way Sugar n' Cream is on sale for 99 cents a ball at Michaels right now.
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2007 05:49:27 AM »

Hi All

I love the look of this jacket.  My friend just finished one.  She used Lionbrand-homespun yarn.  It looks beautiful. I love to work with this yarn, but the only thing is that when you use Homespun the finished project gets a little fuzzy after awhile.
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2007 07:21:38 AM »

Question for those that have finished this jacket. I keep trying to do the gauge, 13hdc + 9 rows = 4 in. I am coming out with barely 3 inches and I don't crochet too tight. So...I thought maybe I was misunderstanding something...I was doing the width of 13 hdc and the height of 9 rows and then measuring the height. Is this correct? I even went up a size on my hook and still was around 3 inches. Any help is appreciated. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2007 09:19:34 AM »

Hookster-

Are you using the same type of yarn weight that the pattern calls for?  If your not, then your gauge is not going to be the same. If the weight of the yarn is less, then your swatch is going to be smaller. Check to see what weight you're using then compare it to the pattern.   



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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2007 10:25:27 AM »

Thanks for the suggestion Lefty10 Smiley , but I am using the same yarn as the pattern suggests...Lion Brand Cotton-ease. I'm at a loss.
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2007 07:47:14 PM »

Biggest DUH moment ever!!!  Huh
I am making the jacket as well as a bottom of the bed blanket for my daughter.  I was tired and had it up to here with the little one. 
So all was quite and was watching amazing race.  Made 6 rows of the jacket frogged it and made 2 more and frogged those.  Made 4 more when I realized that I was NOT working with the right pattern.  I was doing the blanket V stitch on the Jacket.
DUH Huh
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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2007 08:59:19 PM »

Don't you hate that notcheap13. I finished the right side of the jacket the other night and went to bed. When I started working on the left I realized I had randomly added 3 rows to the right side- it was way too long. I have no idea what I was thinking. Otherwise, I'm coming along swimmingly. Starting on my last sleeve!
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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2007 08:29:11 PM »

Well, I'm almost done the back, which is great news. But, my Mom saw the pattern and I'm now setting mine aside to make one for her for Mother's Day. I crochet terribly slow, so wish me luck. Grin
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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2007 08:34:45 PM »

 Roll Eyes but here you have your personal chearing squad ... keep us posted.
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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2007 10:03:08 PM »

I finished! I'll post a picture when I figure out what cord actually goes to my camera, grrr. I ended up changing the sleeves, making them shorter and gathered. I also managed to inflame my carpal tunnel. Looks like I'm going to have to take it easy on the crochet for a while, maybe only 4 hours a day instead of 8!
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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2007 11:15:31 PM »

 Cheesy
Way to GO!!!!
I have not gotten so far.  My boss seems to think I should go to work instead of crocheting!  Embarrassed
Then I was on jury duty and we could not bring anything to do but sit on the bench and listen to him talk.   Undecided
Can not wait to see the photos
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« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2007 05:57:34 AM »

Congrats Tantrum!! I can't wait to see your pics. It always encourages me to see the beautiful end product. Grin
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2007 11:13:11 AM »

Is anyone still doing this CAL?  I started this jacket about the first of May out of TLC Plus (brick red color).  Intend to give it to my sister-in-law, who is tiny, so I'm making a small.

Where are those FO pics you guys?  I am on my last sleeve and need some inspiration!

PS - love the idea of doing this in Sugar-n-Cream.  May do that for myself - I, too, need a plus size Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2007 07:23:08 AM »

I am still working on this. I've been delayed because I'm in the process of moving. I have been having trouble with the raglan shaping on the front. Do you do the double, double, triple dec all the way thru?
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« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2007 06:33:25 PM »

YAY!  Just got some Sugar n Cream on sale so I'm starting tonight. My gauge keeps coming out a bit too big and all my hooks are who knows where, so I think I'll just go one size down.

I really wanted a bright yellow or orange jacket, but they didn't have either, so I got the white and I'm toying with the idea of dyeing (sp?) it afterward.  We'll see!
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« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2007 07:41:15 PM »

Oh, I just found this one! Another pattern for my to-do list. Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2007 07:50:08 PM »

CUTE! I have lots of simply soft that would work well for this! I really like the photos of it in yellow!
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« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2007 09:49:51 AM »

has anyone tried this without the collar?  or, if anyone has made it with, do you think the collar would be easy enough to remove?  i really like the shape of the jacket, but i'm not so in to the collar.  thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2007 11:05:36 AM »

It would be extremely simple to leave the collar off, although you might want to do a row of sc around the top.
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« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2007 07:46:08 AM »

I started mine this weekend!  I have the back, right front, and most of the left front done.   Grin  This works up soooo fast.
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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2007 12:24:00 PM »

So I've finished the back and both front pieces.  I got two rows into the first sleeve when it occurred to me that I should go buy another skein, just in case....Of course, they were out!!  It's just Sugar n Cream in white. I could order it online or maybe even find it at Walmart, but I plan on dyeing this, so I don't want to risk two lots that might take the dye differently.  So I'm trying to decide if I should shorten the sleeves a couple rows or just go for it and leave off the collar if I have to? Hmmmm......
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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2007 07:05:06 AM »

So I've finished the back and both front pieces.  I got two rows into the first sleeve when it occurred to me that I should go buy another skein, just in case....Of course, they were out!!  It's just Sugar n Cream in white. I could order it online or maybe even find it at Walmart, but I plan on dyeing this, so I don't want to risk two lots that might take the dye differently.  So I'm trying to decide if I should shorten the sleeves a couple rows or just go for it and leave off the collar if I have to? Hmmmm......

Does Sugar n  Cream have different dye lots? I haven't ever dyed yarn myself so I don't know if it would make a difference- I think this pattern would be cute with  a shorter sleeve, like 3/4 length maybe
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« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2007 06:45:36 PM »

So 3 months later I'm posting picture of my finished jacket!
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« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2007 07:47:09 PM »

That looks really cute! Very nice!
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« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2007 06:21:40 AM »

Your jacket turned out great!
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« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2007 08:24:57 AM »

That jacket is so cute! Great modifications.
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« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2007 09:36:51 AM »

nice job tantrum, I like the short sleeves. what yarn did you end up using?
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« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2007 06:24:40 PM »

Thanks guys. i used sugar and cream as a kind of trial. It's  faded a lot though.
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« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2007 10:14:23 PM »

I have a question on modifications...
I'm making mine with sugar and cream in well...cream. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to attach a hood instead of a collar and if you think I hood will weigh down the jacket/distract from the "look" of the jacket
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« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2007 06:30:47 AM »

OK! I finally had time to get these pics! sorry if they arn't great, it's hard taking pics of yourself without a mirror!
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I used sugar'n'cream in a bright yellow, I was suprised how fast this worked up, I haven't worn it much cause it's been cold, but it would be a great spring jacket!

that lady in the pattern photo makes the jacket look a bit momish. like she's ready to jump in the minivan and pick up the kids from soccer practice, which put me off this jacket. but you make it look very chic and young. perhaps it's the color choice. anyway, good job!
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« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2007 10:30:56 PM »

I'm having trouble with shaping the right front. It seems that one side should be straight while the other curves inwards with a semi-circle type look...however, I don't see how that is achieved through repeating the raglan sleeve shaping that was used to do that back (Seems more like a triangle w/ the tip cut off for the back).

Help...please?!
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