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« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2007 10:08:26 AM »

I'm doing mine in a solid Olive color. I'm expecting it to be gorgeous. Dark brown sounds like it will be beautiful!
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« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2007 10:40:53 AM »

YAY!!! Cherie Amour KAL!!!!! I fell madly insanely in love with this pattern the moment I saw it! I have been looking for something like this. I am SO excited. I am going to the LYS tomorrow to pick up some yarn. I haven't really decided what I am doing with the color yet. I may do a solid color. I don't know how to read a lace pattern so I hope I can figure it out. I have a feeling I am going to make a few of these in different colors.

I need some imput on the sizing though. I like my clothes a little tight. I think I have about the same figure as the knitty model, except I have 36DD. My chest is 36" but my bust is 42". what size should I make???
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« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2007 12:08:12 PM »

Yay!  I saw this and immediately thought, something that will fit my highly disproportionate figure!  I won't be starting right away; I've got to finish a sock and some trinkets first, but then I'll focus on this.  

I too went with the Tweedle Dee.  I saw it at Michael's the other week, fondled it, decided it was yummy, but I should not be a bad girl and buy yarn willy-nilly.  But now I have good reason!  I really wanted it in the green (sagebrush) but neither store I checked had it.  So I got Cinnamon Twist.

eatmoreplants--I would go with whatever size fits your underbust, as the v-neck is really deep and the lace should have some give.  At least, that's what I'm hoping.  I'm a 30DD, so I'm making the XS.  If I get there before you do I'll let you know how it fits.
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« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2007 12:30:29 PM »

I'd love to make this, but I"m still stashbusting. (le sigh)

One yarn sub that comes to mind would be Lion Brand Chunky. I believe it's 70/30 acrylic/wool blend. You should be able to find it Joann's and other craftstore chains. Fairly affordable, though I'm not sure of the yardage...

Bring on the Cherie Amour porn!  Grin
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« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2007 12:57:00 PM »

I really, really want to make this but have so many projects on the go already (including another sweater for me!)...

*sigh*....  I am going to have to do it though!

No idea what yarn I am going to use yet though - will have to go and look and see what I can find that is suitable (I may go with the Softee Chunky though because it is cheap and we are feeling a bit poor this month)
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« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2007 02:49:00 PM »

I too went with the Tweedle Dee.  I saw it at Michael's the other week, fondled it, decided it was yummy, but I should not be a bad girl and buy yarn willy-nilly.  But now I have good reason!  I really wanted it in the green (sagebrush) but neither store I checked had it.  So I got Cinnamon Twist.

LOL I love the phrase "willy nilly". I was actually at Michael's getting more yarn for my sister's Clapotis when I bought the Tweedle Dee. They had a dollar bin filled with Moda Dea Zing and some other really neat yarns. I loaded up my basket and got halfway to the check-out when I said to myself, "Self, what in the world are you going to do with all this yarn?!" So I had a little inner struggle and decided to put everything back except the yarn for the Clap and the Cherie Amour.

I practiced it a bit last night and I got the first lace pattern rounds down pat. I was using some Bernat Softee Chunkee and it knits up nicely. Now I'm torn because that Tweedle Dee didn't play very nice when I tried casting on with it, but I decided to use size 15 needles and the knit CO. I figured even if it was a bit loose it wouldn't matter since it's a lace pattern anyway.
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« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2007 06:19:21 PM »

I'm doing it in Moda Dea Gleam in Amethyst. I have five repeats of the lace done so far:

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« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2007 07:20:35 PM »

Wow, Singlemom that is beautiful!

I was about to post that I think a solid color would show the pattern better, but seeing the lovely subtle variegation in yours, I'm reconsidering.

I ordered deep purple yarn, but if I don't like it as much in person, then I have an olive green too.
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« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2007 07:24:19 PM »

Singlemom-Swoon! That's beautiful! In my favorite color too.

How much is the Moda Dea Gleam?
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« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2007 07:36:35 PM »

I practiced it a bit last night and I got the first lace pattern rounds down pat. I was using some Bernat Softee Chunkee and it knits up nicely. Now I'm torn because that Tweedle Dee didn't play very nice when I tried casting on with it, but I decided to use size 15 needles and the knit CO. I figured even if it was a bit loose it wouldn't matter since it's a lace pattern anyway.

I didn't have any trouble getting it cast on.  I did a double CO over my 13 mm circular held with a 11 mm dp needle to get thing springy enough for my taste, though.

Fourteen rows (3 1/2 pattern repeats), so far.  It would have been more, but I frogged the first repeat again when I found an error in my knitting, but it's been going well since I learned to count to 12.  Cheesy

The Tweedle Dee really does kink up, though.  I rewound the skein and that's helping quite a bit. I find that it needs to relax about every repeat.  Knit pattern, drop yarn, let untwist, repeat.  It's not a yarn for the impatient, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone new to working with fiber.

The ombre patterning is lovely: well worth the hassle - at least to me.  As soon as I get a few more repeats done, I'll get out the camera for show and tell.

Singlemom's color choice rocks, btw.  I'm not usually up for glittery bits, but it plays against the stitch pattern very nicely.
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