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« on: September 19, 2007 12:22:47 PM »

I'm still too stubborn and lazy to use patterns. But I'm pretty happy - except for the fact that it cleverly disguises both the waist and boobs that I'm pretty sure are under there, and generally makes me look wider than I am. I might take in the side seams a bit, and take with me the fact that I need to work more with with the shaping.



The back neckline - higher and, I swear, not wonky.

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007 12:25:26 PM »

I hate when cute things make me look wide! But it is so cute that I think it can be pardoned- plus the fact that you made it without a pattern is a-to-the-we-some
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007 12:53:24 PM »

That's adorable!

I have to ask, that isn't, by any chance, the mirasol Sulka in 204 and 206, is it?  Because I so just bought four skeins each of those two colors, with the idea in mind of making a vest.

I also can't use patterns (it's just like I could never read music).  But I'm curious, if it is the Sulka, what size needle you used, what gauge you got, and how much it used?  I'm trying to decide if I need another skein or two....
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007 01:01:38 PM »

That's cute! I want one!
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007 01:30:58 PM »

craft-matic, it's Idna Twins in 319 and 336. One 50 gram skein is about 65 yds, it took maybe three skeins of brown and one and a half of the mottled. I used 6 mm beech needles, and if my calculations are correct (because I also don't do swatches... whoops) I got about three stitches to the inch and five rows to the inch. But that measurement is post-blocking, YMMV. Hope it helps a bit, anyway.

I can read patterns, I'm just, well, lazy and stubborn. I'm like a five-year-old - I CAN DO IT MAHSELFS.

This is my second clothing FO - the first was a decidedly more wonky slipover, because I wasn't measuring very well.
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2007 03:57:20 PM »

Cute! I love big wide stripes like that. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2007 06:06:23 PM »

It's cute! However, horizontal stripes do tend to have that widening effect. I'm not sure taking it in would really help, as it's just the illusion the stripes provide.
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007 07:36:52 PM »

Very nice.  I like the stripes!
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007 11:57:38 PM »

stellaheartocean, trust me, it's not. It's way too loose. (As was the dress shirt under it, so I can see where you would get that idea. Smiley )
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