A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 300,941
Currently Running With Scissors:
661 Guests and 18 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: My Mariah  (Read 3114 times)
Tags for this thread: sweater  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
mrgrita
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2007 06:09:24 PM »

Thanks all!

I seem to remember something about an extra small version of the pattern figured out at the yahoo group!

~~ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mariahalong/

I hope I'm not wrong on that...(Don't have time to search just now.)
~margarita
THIS ROCKS   Logged

ImaginationsEnd
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2007 06:39:39 PM »

I've been dying to finish...okay, start...Mariah for the longest time. Seeing this has inspired me to put it back on my list of projects! Did you find any specific parts of the pattern super challenging?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

You Were From a Perfect World....A World That Threw Me Away.

My Knitting Blog
Zia
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2007 07:28:31 PM »

Beautiful colour and it looks great on you.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

fishie
she of the sea
Offline Offline

Posts: 645
Joined: 27-Jul-2006

perfecting neuroticism since 1984


View Profile WWW
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2007 03:26:45 AM »

It's gorgeous!  I think it looks REALLY nice without the hood.  The mock-turtle collar is very fitting
THIS ROCKS   Logged

If it lives in the water or flies in the air, I'm in love with it. In New Zealand I saw a flying fish and almost wet myself.

Blog!
Etsy!
Wists!
Daisy Decor
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2007 03:57:35 AM »

Fantastic knitting, love the cabling up the arms and the colour too.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

mrgrita
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2007 06:16:23 AM »

~Did you find any specific parts of the pattern super challenging?~

uh huh!
I should have made the sleeves smaller from the start.  I ended up tapering them a bit near the wrists in the finishing seams.
The way the pattern is written you have to pay really close attention to it at the sleeve.
" Work Rows 1 through 12 once.
Then work Rows 13 through 52 three times.
Then work Rows 13 through 34 once.
After Row 34, skip to row 53 and work Rows 53 through 65 once; this will bring you almost to the top of the shoulder.

Work sleeve in patt as set until work measures 6 inches, ending with a WS row.
Increase Row [RS]: K1, m1, work in patt as set to last st, m1, k1.
*Work 9[7, 6, 5, 5] rows in patt as set. Work Increase Row.
"
I totally didn't remember to increase until it was all the way through the shoulder and had to frog all my pretty knots.  I could tell it was really a large sleeve so I only frogged to the elbow and then started increases.  I maybe increased about 6 times total. 

The other issue was the lumpy, lumpy hood and bind off at the neck.  I started with the bind off and hood as the pattern called for, but I could tell the bind off would never lay right unless the sweater was fully zipped and the short rows on the hood made weird and ugger lumpies.  That's why I decided to go hoodless.  The collar I made is the same pattern as the bottom edging.  It took a little trial and error, but seemed to work out in the end with six total cable twists and the two at the spine right next to each other and spinning opposite directions.Smiley

I definitely know how to do cables now!  Grin

Blessings all,
~margarita
THIS ROCKS   Logged

clicksticks
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2007 07:12:22 AM »

That's so gorgeous!

And to the folks thinking of making Mariah...yeah, there are a lot of parts where it isn't clear or could use some mods, but if you work around those issues the final product will be so worth it!  I have now worn mine almost non-stop through two winters and anticipate breaking it out again as soon as it gets cooler this fall!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Studio Marlowe  Knitting patterns, etc.
mrgrita
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2007 12:40:28 PM »

I'm dying for some cooler weather.  As it is I've turned to making bamboo and cotton socks (panda) for a while, because the sadness of not getting wear my new sweater is just rotten.
Thanks for the many compliments all!
Even with its challenges I love this pattern.
~m
THIS ROCKS   Logged

crocodisle
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2007 05:24:04 PM »

Gorgeous! I loooove that colour.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

If all our life is but a dream, fantastic posing greed
Then we should feed our jewelry to the sea
For diamonds do appear to be
Just like broken glass to me.


The northern downpour sends its love.
octagonfudge
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2007 09:05:52 AM »

Very nice color!  There is an extra-small mod on the yahoo group, which is what I made.  It made a huuuge difference, even with the mod the sleeves were a bit big on me, but nothing to get uppity about.  I love the purple a lot, I want to make another one!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Jumped on the bandwagon- www.octagonfudge.blogspot.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Need to Know: Two Tone Trend, Nike FuelBand, and a "Food and Wine" Roundup
Vintage Bowles - Geoffrey Beene
Jeanius - Sylvana Ward Durrett
Vintage Bowles - The Secrets to Becoming a Vintage Collector
From the Vogue Closet - The Designer Sneaker
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Chalkboard Wine Glasses
Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain
Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.