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« Reply #90 on: September 20, 2007 02:47:07 PM »

Ugh, Kat. That sounds frustrating. I'm not there yet though so I'm not much help. What size are you making? Sometimes I find a little mistake here and there on one size in a pattern....


I'm making the large since I'm kinda busty. So, I've been working with the third numbers in the brackets. So far I've done just fine. I have the correct number of stitches on the holders and before I go to work row 16 on the neckline decrease chart. It's once I start row 17 for the left front panel that something goes wonky.  Undecided
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« Reply #91 on: September 20, 2007 04:05:53 PM »

Eh, what the hey?! I figured I would go ahead and post my Day 3 progress pics:

Alright, this is what I have so far:



And this is the pig sty that was once my perfectly clean den. Usually while in the midst of several projects my coffee table turns into "Craft Central" LOL

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« Reply #92 on: September 20, 2007 04:08:02 PM »

oh my goodness, i want!!!!!!
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« Reply #93 on: September 20, 2007 04:10:56 PM »

Wow, you've made great progress! Beautiful!
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« Reply #94 on: September 20, 2007 04:12:53 PM »

Okay TOTALLY not understanding the sizing on this sweater....

I bought some Tweedle Dee today and want to start NOW but am very confused about which size to make. 

On the model it looks rather form fitting, I was expecting it to be designed with negative ease.  But then when looking at the finished measurements and schematic it looks like it's actually oversized.

A small (which most closely matches my bust measurement) would give me 6+ inches of ease!

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« Reply #95 on: September 20, 2007 04:19:11 PM »

Thanks, everyone for the compliments.

Okay TOTALLY not understanding the sizing on this sweater....

I bought some Tweedle Dee today and want to start NOW but am very confused about which size to make. 

On the model it looks rather form fitting, I was expecting it to be designed with negative ease.  But then when looking at the finished measurements and schematic it looks like it's actually oversized.

A small (which most closely measures my bust measurement) would give me 6+ inches of ease!

I went with the large, only because even with the stretch factor I'd rather it be too big than too small. And I've noticed that the Tweedle Dee doesn't have a lot of "give" to it, so it may not stretch as much as another yarn would.  But I'm also fuller figured, so I prefer that the horizontal striped ribbing not completely cling to my midsection. I would just go with the size small, if that is the size that most closely fits your measurements. But, then again, a lot of people are having questions about the seemingly odd sizing for this pattern. I tried mine on last night and it fits so far *knocks on wood*. It'll be interesting to see how the final product will fit.

Oh, and just a little tip for those who are still working on the ribbing:

It is virtually impossible to switch immediately from working the 2x2 rib on size 9s back to size 13s. Your stitches will not go on the larger needles. I have interchangeable needles, so I simply snapped on a size 10.5 needle tip for the left needle and placed the size 13 needle on the right side. Once you finish one round with the smaller left-hand needle you can switch back to using both of the 13s.
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« Reply #96 on: September 20, 2007 04:35:55 PM »

Okay TOTALLY not understanding the sizing on this sweater....

I bought some Tweedle Dee today and want to start NOW but am very confused about which size to make. 

On the model it looks rather form fitting, I was expecting it to be designed with negative ease.  But then when looking at the finished measurements and schematic it looks like it's actually oversized.

A small (which most closely matches my bust measurement) would give me 6+ inches of ease!



I'm totally with you on this confusion!  I'm going to make the small size as well and see how it turns out.  Worst case scenario, I have to alter it a little to fit me, but I'll see how the pattern works first.
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« Reply #97 on: September 20, 2007 04:44:32 PM »

For those with sizing questions here is what the designer has to say about it (allegedly, I haven't talked with her!)  Wink :

"This sweater has negative ease built in only on the ribbed waist section. The rest has significant positive ease to give a relaxed fabric and emphasize the waist. I realize that it may appear to be a fitted sweater from the photos, but the only truly fitted part is the waist section. Because of the nature of the fiber used and the lace pattern, it really drapes nicely and doesn't come across as baggy. If it bothers you, you could simply work the top and arm portions with fewer stitches. But watch the gauge on this, because due to the size of needles used, working even one fewer stitch changes the measurements significantly. I would recommend that you leave the peplum portion quite relaxed and not fitted as it is supposed to flow over the hips and not cling to them."
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« Reply #98 on: September 20, 2007 07:49:55 PM »

I went ahead and e-mailed Ashley (the designer) with my question. Hopefully she'll be able to get back to me. I feel like such a dunce, but I have honest to gods tried every conceivable troubleshooting technique and have deduced that one of three things has happened here:

1. There's an error in the pattern.
2. I'm a moron and I'm doing something wrong.
3. Something isn't explained properly.
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« Reply #99 on: September 20, 2007 07:56:41 PM »

Okay, I've been reading this thread, trying to decide if i want to join.  I LOVE this sweater.
For the past 2-3 days, I've been searching for the best yarn sub.  I'm on a budget and cant exactly afford the yarn it calls for.  After reading all the posts about tweedle-dee, I picked some up.  It was a little to fuzzy for my taste.  I like a smoother finish on my yarn.  Returned it....
After reading about Softee-Chunky & Shetland Chunky, I looked them over.  I wasnt too comfortable about the gauge though.  Both of these yarns call for size 10 needles, and the recommended yarn calls for 11's.  Thats a whole 2 mm difference.  It hurts my head to have to sit there and recalculate the number of stiches when gauge is off.
But, I think I finally have it:  Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky. 
Its soft, comes in some nice heathery colors (I LOVE heathers), and has a recommended needle size of 10.5.  THAT I'm more comfortable with.  Now all I have to do is order it, since all the stores I went to only seem to have about 2 balls of a handfull of colors.  It runs about $5 a skein (about 150 yds ea)
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