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Topic: My first sweater: It fits!!!  (Read 3777 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2007 09:13:03 AM »

A couple of girls at my local knitting group have made this jumper, and I just love the shape. Yours looks really lovely! I'm desperate to get a copy of the book and start making my own....I just have a cardigan to finish before I can really allow myself to start another project!
Thanks for putting up the picture!
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kristiface
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2007 10:11:34 AM »

Aw!  Everyone's been so kind-- thank you so much!  I'm dying to wear it-- but it's more than 70 degrees here and so I'm not sure if I'll get a chance to wear it until winter!
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2007 02:54:41 PM »

that is really beautiful!  it fits very well, and is very flattering.  i'm jealous!
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2007 10:06:28 PM »

It looks fantastic on you. Great job!
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rebeccajane
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2007 07:44:57 PM »

Nice! I did one in Andean Silk, too. Just a word of warning if you haven't blocked it yet: be very, very careful. Mine grew like nobody's business when I (wet) blocked it. In fact, if I did it all over, I'd skip the blocking altogether.
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kristiface
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2007 07:50:01 PM »

Ah, thanks for the advice.  I was thinking of doing very little stretching-- aside from making it longer.  But I'm not sure how I can avoid it growing too much in the arms.  I bound off at the neck to prevent that from getting too big. 
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2007 02:59:37 AM »

It looks great. Nice job! Wear it with pride. Smiley
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rebeccajane
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2007 07:53:27 AM »

Ah, thanks for the advice.  I was thinking of doing very little stretching-- aside from making it longer.  But I'm not sure how I can avoid it growing too much in the arms.  I bound off at the neck to prevent that from getting too big. 

If I did another one, I'd steam block it. You could spray the body with a little water and pin it out to stretch it before steaming it, I imagine. I've learned (unfortunately from experience) that both alpaca and silk fibers grow like a mofo when totally soaked (I think it may be that they actually break very easily when wet, but don't quote me on that).

Your neckline looks great and the fit looks really good, too.
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