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gloriana
« on: December 06, 2004 04:46:50 PM »

At the prompting of girlypirate, I thought I would start a knitalong for the gorgeous off-the-shoulder ribbed sweater Tempting from the brand new issue of Knitty.  Here is a link to the pattern -

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTtempting.html

Anyone else interested?  I will probably not be able to start this project until next month, but I will most likely buy yarn and swatch for it before the holidays start...
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2004 04:53:50 PM »

can anyone think of any cheap subs for the yarn?  I know it's not that expensive, but it's a little over my budget...  I don't really care about what type of yarn, just if anyone has an idea for a similar weight.

it says it's worsted weight, but not all worsteds are the same...
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2004 04:55:49 PM »

I'd love to join in after the new year.  I already have silly questions about how to do a short torso length with a medium bust size and I'd love some support!  (This will be my first sweater you see.)
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2004 05:24:42 PM »

ditto, glccafar!  it seemed too long to me, too.  but I think it shouldn't be too hard to change that; just don't knit as long for the body.

I'm very confused about the whole joining the sleeves thing, myself...  but before I try to figure it out I think I'll decide if I'm making it.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2004 09:38:31 PM »


i like this sweater a lot, and may just have to join in on this knitalong...after the holidays, that is.


can anyone think of any cheap subs for the yarn?  I know it's not that expensive, but it's a little over my budget...  I don't really care about what type of yarn, just if anyone has an idea for a similar weight.

it says it's worsted weight, but not all worsteds are the same...

check out the gauge for the cashmerino...you should be able to find something compatibale, no problem.  at web's www.yarn.com they did have another brand of cashmerino--it was way cheaper, but i can't remember any other specifics...you might check that out.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2004 04:28:31 AM »

i'm definitely in.  i'll probably get started sometime next week just to get the yarn going and start really working on it once i finish all ninety seven goddam eyelash scarves that everyone wants for christmas.  oh, the endless fluffiness.
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Quincy134
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2004 07:34:13 AM »

I would love to join!  But this project will have to be on hold while I finish another sweater first.  I think I will try a cotton blend yarn for this.  I just made a skirt in cottonease, and it has worn beautifully.
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gloriana
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2004 08:18:10 AM »

all riiiiight!  I'm looking forward to seeing all of your sweaters...

I will post again after a trip to the LYS next week, but I'm pondering using Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora instead of the Cashmerino - b/c I live in Houston and knitting lighter garments is always more practical.  But then there's the Cotton-Ease, too, so maybe I will check that out as well...

and as for other aran-weight subs, you may want to search Elann's website - I think they have a search function where you can search by yarn gauge.  I noticed that they have an aran-weight Jo Sharp Tweed that looked nice...  and generally their prices are great.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2004 09:01:40 AM »

That sweater is hot. Its probably a little advanced for me but rest assured I will slobber all over the photos of all of yours until I can make my own!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2004 12:17:42 PM »

I may as well join the Knitalong, as I think I'll make this for my sis for her birthday.  Like others, I probably won't start until after the holidays, but you just never know.  After all, I've got these gift certificates eating a hole in my pocket, and I want this to be my starter circs project. 

I'm torn between the cotton-ease and wool-ease.  My sis lives in Atlanta, so part of me says the Cotton-ease would be a better choice.  Plus, I like the colors better.  But then, the wool-ease recommened guage is closer than the cotton-ease, and the wool will have a little more bounce, I think, so may be better for that project.  Tough choice.

I'm going to the store tonight to pick up a ball of each, and knit up swatches on my straight needles so I can be sure I get the right size for my first pair of circs.

I'd also like to add:  Too long?  Really?  *sigh*  You all must have much prettier tummies than I do.  I think it may even look like it's pulled down a bit, and any shorter and I'd be tugging on it all night so it covered my sad little stretch-mark-riddled belly.  Of course, now I've let the cat out of the bag:  I really want to make one for myself...
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