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« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2004 06:57:01 AM »

yum - light blue and chocolate - sounds gorgeous, melidomi! 

I've decided I'm going to go with the Lion Brand Cotton Ease in black - going out to Michaels this afternoon to pick it up.  Right now I'm thinking I may do an off-white ribbon, or possibly burgundy - and maybe velvet.

the whole stretching issue - I think this sweater will probably look quite scarily tiny when we're knitting it up - again, I had this experience with the "Audrey" ribbed sweater - it looked absurdly small when I seamed it up, but it stretched beautifully once I put it on.

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« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2004 09:16:22 AM »

My wool ease came in that I am considering making this sweater in. The colors are rose heather and blush heather, I was figuring on a cream ribbon against the darker rose color and doing it in broad stripes. I wish Christmas was over with so I can get started. Right now, howver I have a shawl hanging on my circs so cant get to this till I finish that for my husband's grandmother.

You will have to excuse the odd coloring in the image, digital cams are so touchy about light, I have learned.

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« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2004 10:41:48 AM »

I think I'll do grey so that I can esily change the color of the ribbon at will...  pink, pastel teal, lavender, white...  though I love the idea of a pink sweater with chocolate brown ribbon.  mmm...

« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2004 12:13:45 PM »

I started this last week.  I bought the ACMoore version of Cashmerino aran in red.  And I'll use a white ribbon.  I'm a little worried about it because the gauge isn't exac (a little bigger)t.  Eh, if it doesn't fit I'll frog it and try again.  The only thing with the yarn i'm using is that I'll probably have to wear something under it since when it stretches you can see right throught the holes in the stitches.  I've been knitting pretty tightly too. 
I've knitting all the pieces, now I just have to connect everything. 
« Reply #54 on: December 14, 2004 07:02:36 AM »

Drat.  Neither Michaels nor Jo-Anns had the Cotton Ease in black.  Plooey.  I may have to order it online...

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« Reply #55 on: December 14, 2004 10:38:49 AM »

I think that I may have to scope out the Cotton Ease, and see if I can make it with that.  I wanted the Debbie Bliss, but I don't want to wait for it, as I want to start it this week.  Man, I'm sad to hear about the AC Moore cashmere blend because I was thinking of going with that.  The Cotton Ease will be fine I guess, since I won't be wearing it until the Spring anyway.  I'm reluctantly to use the Wool Ease because I think it might be kinda itchy.  Anyone else have any other suggestions.

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« Reply #56 on: December 14, 2004 08:38:48 PM »

Does cotton ease stretch back into place easily?  Im still looking for a yarn that wont be itchy..  and Im not about to spin enough for a sweater Smiley.

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« Reply #57 on: December 14, 2004 08:55:44 PM »

Well, I gave in to convenience and bought the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran today at my LYS - it feels AMAZING.  Soooo soft and lovely.  I bought it in black.  I also bought a 1" wide burgundy velvet ribbon for the trim (I know the pattern says 2" wide ribbon but that just looked ridiculously huge when I saw it in person).  Looking forward to starting this sweater - I'm going to take it with my on the plane home for Christmas, so hopefully I'll have some progress to report when I return.

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« Reply #58 on: December 15, 2004 04:58:07 AM »

yeah, so i went to the lys and felt the cashmerino and gave in immediately.  after touching it i couldn't stand the thought of not owning a sweater made out of it.  mmmmm.
« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2004 06:13:37 AM »

I got a 3/4" or 7/8" ,don't remember, ribbon because I felt the 2 inch was way too big as well.
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