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« on: April 06, 2007 02:06:49 PM »

Hello! This sweater is modified from the Pumpkin Pie jacket pattern in Amazing Crochet Lace. A few notes on my mods:

--The small/med was for a 36" bust and I come nowhere close to that, so I used worsted Lion Woolease instead of the bulky boucle yarn in the pattern, and I also decreased the hook size to get it the size I needed.

--I significantly lengthened the body and the arms by repeating the pattern.

--The arms were done in the round without decreases, so the elbow part was supposed to be as wide around as the shoulder part. I didn't want floppy sleeves, so every two rounds I decreased one hook size to taper the sleeves while still maintaining the pattern. I went from a K down to an H. I was pretty proud of that idea  Grin

--I added buttons all up the front instead of using the recommended single closure.

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Upclose of stitch pattern

Thank you for looking!  Smiley

« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2007 02:22:00 PM »

Wow, I love it, how beautiful.  Was there any waist shaping involved?  It skims your torso nicely. 

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2007 02:49:01 PM »

Clever mods.  ^_^


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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2007 03:35:25 PM »

It looks very nice, and way more wearable than the version in the book. 
I liked her ideas, but I think the items would have been better with more thought towards crafting garments rather than "exploding" doilies.
Great job improving the design!

« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2007 04:13:57 PM »

great job!  it's adorable and looks super on you.  waaaaay better than the version in the book!  great vision on your part.
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2007 04:26:17 PM »

beautifully done!  it looks great on you!
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2007 04:48:14 PM »

That really is beautiful!! Great work!

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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2007 10:47:36 PM »

that is definitly a sweater I would want to buy if i saw it in a store Smiley

« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2007 12:32:54 AM »

i love it! ah, yet another project to add to my ever expanding To Do list
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2007 05:14:54 AM »

Thanks everyone for the compliments!  Smiley I had fun making this, and I'm glad you like it! To respond to a couple things:

Was there any waist shaping involved?

Nope, no waist shaping! It was straight all the way down. The body of the original design ended just below the bust, but I added quite a bit of length. I'm not very curvy so I didn't use any shaping. The garment is a little bit stretchy, so it creates its own shape. I was very careful to try it on after every row of boxes to make sure it fit.

I liked her ideas, but I think the items would have been better with more thought towards crafting garments rather than "exploding" doilies.

I completely agree. The patterns look really fun to make, but some would look ridiculous if I wore them. I was kinda bummed when I realized I wouldn't wear much of what is in the book, but I loved the stitch pattern on this jacket so wanted to do something with it.

Thanks again  Smiley

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