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« on: August 23, 2007 11:26:25 PM »

so who else is knitting this? http://www.knitscene.com/2007/fall07projects.asp

It's gorgeous and i pretty much love anything with fair isle!

So i've been reading through the pattern and i need a little bit of help understanding part of it. I haven't knit a sweater from the bottom up so i'm having trouble understanding how the sleeves join the body... i'm planning on increasing the body of the sweater by a full fair isle repeat (16) stitches so that i can get my size plus ease. Since i dont totally understand how the sleeves attach i cant figure out how me adding stitches to the body is going to affect the sleeves and attaching them.
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007 09:37:33 AM »

That's beautiful - I wish they had a larger pic.  I don't have the mag so I don't know the pattern, but the bottom up sweaters I've knit have been the same.  You knit the sleeves and the body (up to the arm pits) first.  Then, you put the sleeves up to the body, put a certain # of stitches from the sleeves and the body on extra yarn or a stitch holder and join the body and the sleeves.  When you're done you can either use kitchener stitch or 3 needles bind off to close up the stitches under the arms.  If that completely sucked I found a great pic on glampyre's website. http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id34.html

Hope something in all of that helped!
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007 10:36:01 AM »

I'm knitting this! But you know that already....

adding a chart repeat won't mess up your sleeves when you attach them to the body. Gussets are worked on either side where the sleeves are attached, so the repeats aren't affected. As far as I can tell, adding a repeat won't mess with anything.

I've got 1/2 of one sleeve to go & then I can attach for the yoke! woot!

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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007 11:20:54 AM »

thanks so much for the help. I figured that something would have to be done with the held stitches at the underarm but i couldn't find anything about it in the pattern, that's what was throwing me off
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2007 12:01:36 PM »

Look under the Finishing instructions. If underarm stitches are put on a stitch holder, that usually means they're to be grafted/kitchenered together when you're done.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2007 12:05:21 PM »

Yeah, you put the gusset stitches on a holder, join the sleeves & kitchener the live stitches at the end.  One thing though, if you add an extra repeat, I guess you'll have to figure out your decreases so that the neckline isn't huge when you're done.
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2007 12:12:44 PM »

yeah that's what i'm trying to figure out!
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2007 12:33:57 PM »

I don't know how it happened, but I finished mine about 10 minutes ago!!! I LOVE IT!!!! It's soaking now so I can block it. The neck stitch count is really, really screwy - I think it might be a pattern error...I checked the Knitscene errata but there was nothing listed yet.

Can't wait to post pictures!!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2007 02:31:32 PM »

DO post pics!  What yarn are you using DI Winer?  It looks great!
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2007 10:33:31 PM »

this was the whole reason i bought the issue (well, and my employee discount/coupon).  i wonder if i could substitute "simply soft" for the actual yarn...
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