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« Reply #510 on: February 09, 2006 03:42:47 PM »

One problem with 100% cotton yarns is that they don't tend to hold their shape well.  Usually a blend with some acrylic will hold ribbing better.  Otherwise your sweater might stretch out of shape. 
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« Reply #511 on: February 13, 2006 08:36:18 PM »

I finally got some pics. I'm calling this 'Tempting gets Liberated' .. comments and pics are here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79885.0
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« Reply #512 on: February 19, 2006 02:30:16 PM »

I finished my Tempting today: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=80803.0  Smiley
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« Reply #513 on: February 20, 2006 11:14:11 AM »

this is my first post here and my first attempt at a sweater...

i'm about four inches into tempting, using the recommended yarn in a deep navy.

my concern (like everyone's, it seems) is the sizing. i'm making the small right now... but i'm afraid that even that is going to be too big. i barely have a 32 inch bust... and i know that ribbing stretches quite a bit. i'd like to try decreasing at the top but haven't a clue as to how to calculate this (this is my first sweater, after all!). would it be enough to simply switch to a smaller needle size at the top? do you suggest that i frog what i have so far and start over with fewer stitches (no!!!).

 can anyone help me out?
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« Reply #514 on: February 20, 2006 11:34:13 AM »

my concern (like everyone's, it seems) is the sizing. i'm making the small right now... but i'm afraid that even that is going to be too big. i barely have a 32 inch bust... and i know that ribbing stretches quite a bit. i'd like to try decreasing at the top but haven't a clue as to how to calculate this (this is my first sweater, after all!). would it be enough to simply switch to a smaller needle size at the top? do you suggest that i frog what i have so far and start over with fewer stitches (no!!!).

 can anyone help me out?

I'm no expert.. but I ran into the exact same problem.. I took it off the needles on some waste yarn and tried on my little few inches I had.. sliding it up around my bust and then down to my hips. No way was it fitting, so I started using safety pins to pin it into a smaller circle to figure out what size it was going to fit me at.



You can see from that pic that I took it in quite a bit before it fit my snugly on the bust like it was supposed to. I was trying to make the medium so I pinned it where the small would be and it was still too big - so I went even smaller.

Yes, ripping out is painful to do. But look at it this way.. you'll have WAY fewer stitches on the needles, so each round will go that much faster! Believe it or not, I went from 180 stitches around to just 124. Which made it grow so much faster that I absolutly didn't mind ripping out the part that was already done.

As for the sleeves later - that became a bit confusing. So I make the sleeves as per instructions, or do I make them smaller.. or what? And how many stitches to join them..? I just kinda fudged my way through it all through trial and error (I knit the sleeves 4 times before I was happy with the fit) and it worked somehow. You can see finished pictures here: http://www.artsygal.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=12&pos=3

I'll be happy to help you figure it out if needed. Don't be afraid of it though - mine was also my first sweater - and I couldn't be more thrilled with it!

Jas
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« Reply #515 on: June 09, 2006 12:52:19 PM »

I am just getting going good on this. I am wondering something. After years of breastfeeding, I have to wear a bra and can't wear strapless ones well. Any ideas on making this bra friendly. I mean don't the straps show?

Michelle
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« Reply #516 on: February 07, 2007 04:07:48 PM »

i just finished my last class today and am now an inch into my sweater.
i'm using the ac moore cashmerino bulky (because the regular weight one was insanely thin for me)  and i'm so in love with it.  i decided to use the size 7 needles i had because i was so impatient to start it.  they gave me a 20st/5st - 4" gauge so i co 160sts
i'm definatley going with red and black stripes.  i'm also probably going to eliminate the ribbon (too girly for me) and make the sleeves long.   did i mention this is my first sweater, oy.  but i'm all sorts of excited.

Jumping in way behind everyone else...

I plan to start this as soon as I finish Tubey. I was wondering what a good substitute would be for the ribbon, since I would just look awkward with a bow. Fabric-covered elastic? I got the impression that the top really NEEDS something to hold it up. I would do without it if I were experienced enough to know how to make the proper modifications. Hmm.
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« Reply #517 on: February 07, 2007 04:40:01 PM »

I had to do self portraits, my husband was making me blurry and horribly unattractive! I made the Large, and I'm a 36DDD. Its still kinda big on me and longer than I thought!

how much yarn did you use for your tempting? And what yarn did you use for it?
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