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Topic: CPHoenix: self-designed lace-sleeved raglan  (Read 2670 times)
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« on: April 14, 2007 11:27:42 AM »



Well, not entirely self-designed I guess, as I borrowed heavily from the hourglass sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

Once upon a time, I knit a Central Park Hoodie, or at least, the back, fronts, and sleeves. I decided it was time to seam it all together before doing the hood. Lo, then it came to pass that I made a horrible, horrible mistake, got angry at the sweater, and ripped it. From the ashes of this I decided to create something seamless, and the Phoenix sweater was born.



Due to a mysterious quirk of gauge *ahem*, it's too small for me, but perfect for my sister Katie, America's Next Top Handknit Sweater Model.

 
 
I used the embossed twining vine leaf lace pattern from Vogue Knitting. I also originally wanted to make the raglan lines stand out, but couldn't figure out how to do it; I wanted the appearance of a seam, to make the stockinette body and reverse-stockinette sleeves look like they'd been sewn together from other sweaters. But I like the little purl channel I made instead.

Oh, and it's good ol' Woolease.
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007 11:41:56 AM »

Gorgeous! I love the cable ( I've been seeing some great uses of those leafy cables lately, and I like them more and more each time I see them!). And I love the color of that yarn!
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007 12:45:11 PM »

I love that leaf design, its gorgeous and the colour really goes.  Lovely.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2007 01:23:26 PM »

I believe I have the exact same yarn for MY central park hoodie that has yet to be started...and now might never be since I've heard so many horror stories of the seaming.

I like your sweater a lot, though!
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2007 01:53:44 PM »

Great job!  I love the color, and especially the leaf design on the sleeves!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2007 01:59:38 PM »

That is seriously pretty. I'm going to have to try something along those lines (well, lace something down the sleeves, and I think I'll check my gauge  Wink) one of these days.

My CPH is sitting in a bag, all but one seam sewn, hood half knitted, and I know its not going to fit me in the arms, so I've been avoiding it out of irritation. Sooooo glad I decided to do a practice run in Simply Soft Tweed. Doesn't hurt so much to give that to my sister (who is salivating as she waits for me to finish so she can pounce on it, lol)
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2007 11:30:52 AM »

Thanks, you guys!
Gummy, it actually wasn't the seaming that was the problem, it was the totally boneheaded maneuver of sewing the shoulder seam and the side seam so that the front piece was twisted. (I was watching Friday Night Lights.) Which would've been easily fixed if I hadn't then snipped the wrong thread while trying to undo the shoulder seam. I actually learned a lot about seaming while doing the CPH, and that side seam was beautiful, so don't be scared!
Punkcatknitter, isn't it handy to have a sister to save all that frogging?
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2007 12:59:08 PM »

That's an awesomely beautiful and uniquue sweater!  Good job!   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2007 05:54:16 PM »

That sweater is just gorgeous.
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2007 10:35:25 AM »

That's beautiful....

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