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knitchick2
« on: April 22, 2007 12:28:41 PM »

What a quick knit!  I used 3 skeins of Twinkle Soft Chunky in "urchin" and knit the size small even though I am NOT a size small, because the tunic is so stretchy.  The pattern is from Twinkle's Big City Knits, and can also be found in Vogue Knitting Holiday 2005.

 
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007 12:39:52 PM »

Wow! That looks much better in a solid colour! I remember seeing the stripey one and thinking it was awful, but yours is hot! Great colour choice.
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007 12:47:49 PM »

love it! I wanted to make that exactly, color and all. But now that it's warm maybe I won't and I'll admire yours instead Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2007 01:28:59 PM »

awesome! that's good to know it was only three skeins! i'm a medium normally.  do you think i'd be a small too?

do you know any subs for twinkle yarn? even a three skein project is like $50!!
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myklia
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2007 01:36:51 PM »

That is one of my favorite sweaters out of the book.  Yours looks really beautiful.

I don't have time to look for it now, but I believe the book did mention substitutes for the yarn, maybe toward the back?  It has been a while since I looked at it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2007 01:51:45 PM »

I love love love this!!  I think I may have to buy this book! Grin  Awesome job!
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2007 02:35:23 PM »

I'm not that great at knitting yet, but I'm adding this to the list of things I want to make.
great job.  it looks wonderful.
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2007 02:41:49 PM »

Thanks everyone!

thehappiesthooker, I'm normally a medium, too, but someone told me to knit the small and it fits just fine.  I don't think I would have used the Twinkle yarn if I had to buy more than 3 skeins!  Wink  I did run out of yarn before I knit the collar to the length in the pattern, but I don't really mind it shorter.  It still drapes nicely.

As for yarn subs, someone on Flickr suggested Rowan Big Wool, and I just found out that there's a Twinkle knitalong here on Craftster, so I bet that would be the place to find out!  Kinda wish I had found it sooner...
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2007 06:30:06 PM »

Pretty! Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2007 07:09:11 PM »

omg, it's beautiful.  and looks fabulous on.  (cute shoes too!)

i really wish i could knit now.
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