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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2004 12:26:50 AM »

thanks all!
it's great to hear all the positive comments. i have to say, i think the longer that i work on something, the more critical i can be (makes sense, right?) so i find myself seeing the faults ...maybe i should be telling this to a therapist instead!  Wink
anyway, i DO  love it, though.
yes, rhythmgrl...it fits...it's not too tight at all! i was so expecting a weird fit that i was shocked that it has such a nice, feminine shape. it also has a very strong kimono look which i think is super cute and different.
the cotton yarn i used is some no-name brand written in a language that i can't even guess! maybe danish or something. but the whole sweater has this solid, heavy feel that i love. i wouldn't have necessarily chosen the colors for myself. i bought the yarn thinking i would make something for my 3 1/2 year old daughter, but when i decided to make this, i thought it might work.
SCARVELOUS, defintely make it in the spring - it has a springy feel...
and boo, i agree with rhythmgrl...you can certainly do this (takes patience much more than skill).
my sister-in-law is a fairly new knitter and she just started it.

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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2004 05:50:09 PM »

That is just too cute. I really need to get off my butt (or is it on my butt?) and start this thing.
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2004 06:42:03 PM »

Congrats, Elisha.  It looks fantastic!  I would also agree with the others that this is not a particularly difficult sweater and is good for (patient) beginners.  I'm doing the finishing on mine right now, hopefully I'll post a pic of it soon!


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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2004 08:06:00 PM »

You did a great job! The only issue I have with the pattern is that Japanese garments are always worn left over right, not right over left as is in the pattern. I emailed the designer, and she said that she noticed that she did that after she was nearly done with the sweater. I wish she had posted a correction in the pattern because only dead people have their clothes on right over left.

Most people don't know this, so I wouldn't worry about it. The colors you chose are nice together! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2004 07:39:16 AM »

yikes! that's kind of...well, i don't like it...so i think i want to change mine, i mean, i'm not dead!
funny, i almost did it the other way, because i'm a lefty and i tend to see things backwards anyway!

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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2004 02:20:25 PM »

Elisha, major kudos to you for finishing your kyoto!!  I'm still a beginner and want to make this sweater so bad, but I'm TERRIFIED of putting all that work into it and screwing up.  Yours looks awesome!

midori, I can't believe they didn't change or correct the pattern!!  I wonder if anyone here can fix it for us? Wink  Even in the knit wit book they have it right over left.   Angry

« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2004 02:51:13 PM »

Okay, now I'm a little confused... I had read somewhere about the right over left left over right thing, which is why I had done mine left over right.  But at the bottom of the pattern at knitty it does say - "The collar/trim will finish tucked behind itself, left over right, at the point where the collar/trim naturally crosses itself. "  However, the picture is wrong... I guess that could be the designer not wanting to untack her collar and take a new picture Huh

Perhaps Knitty should flip flop the image at the top of the page since a large percentage of us work from pictures!

Anyhoo - it's still a beautiful sweater  Cheesy

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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2004 02:57:50 PM »

Kyoto is on my list! So pretty, I have a large chest, so I've been waiting on it, because I have a feeling I'll need to modify. Ugh.

« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2004 03:33:37 PM »

That's funny that you almost did it the correct way! I hope it's not too difficult to change. Good luck to you! Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2004 11:51:54 PM »

SO how many hours total woudl you estimate the sweater took to make.  And I just might get to make it since I suddenly have nothing but free time........

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