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Topic: Tilted Duster from IK Fall 07  (Read 22015 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2007 11:37:28 AM »

Welcome to Craftster! Smiley

We like pictures, but new people can't post hotlinks to pics until after they've posted 10 posts (anti-spam/porn precaution).  You can post a link to pictures. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2007 03:05:05 PM »

I'm brand new to Crafster (as in today) so I hope it's okay to just jump right in.....

...I fell in love with this sweater as soon as I received my IK in the mail.  I've finished the back last night and I'm loving it so far....if there is a KAL I'd like to be part of it.

thanks!
I second the welcome! I would love to see a pic of what you've done so far. What yarn are you using?
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2007 04:13:47 PM »

thanks! 

I am using Vanna's Choice yarn in Dusty Purple....it's acrylic.....it pains me to say this...lol

*raises hand* hello my name is Apryl....I'm a recovering fiber snob.

Unfortunately I didn't have a large enough quantity of anything that would work for this sweater in my ginormous stash of natural fiber goodness....so this is my first project (other than one tiny baby project) in acrylic...so far this yarn is much easier to work with than the stuff I tried for that project and it really doesn't feel THAT bad...my daughter even says it's soft (she hates wool).

as you can see it curls quite a bit...i'm hoping that picking up the stitches and adding all the ribbing will take care of it.


http://picasaweb.google.com/watson.apryl/Knitting/photo#5097211267451653250


on a positive note I used this project to teach myself to knit backwards....
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2007 05:33:19 PM »

Yes, some acrylic is treated so it's nicer than others.

Stockinette stitch, the great curler. It's to be expected.  Roll Eyes  I agree, the ribbing should be able to control that.

on a positive note I used this project to teach myself to knit backwards....
Woo-hoo! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2007 09:18:56 PM »

I just started this tonight.  I ordered some yarn from Elann (Peruvian Sierra Aran in Chestnut), but I couldn't wait.  I am using the same yarn in Lichen, which I already had.   Not too expensive.  The yarn was about $54.00 for the largest size.  Mine is curling, too.  I am looking forward to seeing how this pattern plays out.
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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2007 05:26:31 AM »

I third the welcome! Smiley

As for the stockinette, I agree, the curling really shouldn't be a problem. What I'm most worried about is the bottom of the "skirt", but we'll just have to see what happens there, I guess. Blocking the heck out of it is always an option.
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apryl
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2007 06:03:32 AM »


As for the stockinette, I agree, the curling really shouldn't be a problem. What I'm most worried about is the bottom of the "skirt", but we'll just have to see what happens there, I guess. Blocking the heck out of it is always an option.

thanks! 

I've heard that you can't really block acrylic like wool so I've given this some serious thought on this topic too...even considering maybe trying to put a different stitch along the very bottom stockinette edge.  I guess I'll just have to see how it goes.
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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2007 12:49:59 AM »

I have been knitting like gang busters on this I got the mag on Friday night. got the yarn on Saturday afternoon and I am into the second repeat on the skirt and have a good part of the sleeves done. I am hoping to kick threw this pretty quickly. I feel like this project has brought back my love of knitting.


Yarn: Patons SWS (soy wool SOLID): in Natural Indigo (a pretty navy) the pictures don't do the color any Justice.

Sorry I am mostly a lurker I don't post often. with my busy life so here is a link to the picture http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v11/willyouletgo/?action=view&current=Photo11-1.jpg
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rorosity
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2007 05:26:01 AM »

I have been knitting this since this past weekend and I am really enjoying the pattern.  It's simple, but not boring.  I have finished the upper back and two front sections.  I am going to start the sleeves today and then on to the "fun" parts...the skirt and collar.  I hope this turns out well, because I really like the pattern and would make another if it looks good when it is all done.

I am using Elann's Peruvian Sierra Aran in the Chestnut shade.   The recommended yarn has some lovely shades.  Maybe next time I will use the Peruvia.  I can see this pattern working with a lot of different yarns.  I haven't seen the Patons SWS solids, but I think they look great and I bet it looks really nice with this pattern.  I will try to post some pics some time this week.  I am looking forward to seeing some other dusters in progress.
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shiyou
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2007 08:11:39 AM »

I also started knitting this over the weekend, but the yarn I had just wasn't working out. (I bought it to use for another project anyway, so I don't feel too bad about it.) I broke down and ordered some Peruvia in Caliente and I want to start as soon as it comes. Smiley I'm excited to hear that it's enjoyable and goes fast.
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