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Topic: Leaf Sweater from Phildar Tendances  (Read 33968 times)
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The Muffin
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2007 06:13:15 PM »

Looks fantastic!

I'm almost tempted to find the pattern, but knitting a sweater still scares me.
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BrittneyD
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2007 07:14:26 PM »

im in love!!! Grin
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beckey23
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2007 07:20:38 PM »

One word: Gorgeous!!!!
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« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2007 08:08:15 PM »

That looks really, really nice, and it is such a beautiful fit as well!
I'm tempted to try out a similar idea on a scarf or something.
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sarahsreading
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2007 08:22:57 PM »

That is so beautiful...you "pro" knitters must have super sonic hands or something. I feel like I'm getting the hang of it, and I can't imagine going any faster, but I just spent an hour and a half knitting about 15 rows of 42 stitches K3 P3...for a scarf. And I'm beginning to ask myself if it's worth it because I doubt I'll get it done by Christmas at the rate I'm going!  Yes, I'm using a rather fine-ish yarn (I guess) on a 5mm needle...but this project looks like a fine gauge, too.

Kudos to you for this gorgeous sweater!
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« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2007 08:29:00 PM »

OMFG, this is my favorite thing you've ever knit. It's spectacular.
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« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2007 09:49:42 PM »

I've been considering this sweater for a while now, and after seeing yours I definitely want to knit it.  It's beautiful!  Lovely colour, and it fits you perfectly.
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« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2007 11:39:21 PM »

Hmph...  This is not intended to come across as creepy, just so you know.  If I had a body like that, I probably would have knit a sweater by now!  What a gorgeous sweater!  Good job!
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« Reply #58 on: November 08, 2007 03:14:53 AM »

I love this! I've been thinking about knitting this for a while. I love the way it looks in the round too--there's no pesky seam distracting you from the lovely leaf pattern.

I actually have one quick, kind of stupid question about knitting in the round--how did you cast off for the armholes? I've knitted sweaters before, but only on straights, so I'm always kind of amazed when people modify patterns written for straight knitting.

You knit in the round up to the arm holes, then you knit 'straight' (as in knit and purl) separately (front and back) up to the shoulders.

Yup, what she said Smiley When you do it in the round, you just end up with a few more fiddly bits than you would if you knitted it straight, but the idea is still the same.

Thanks so much! I have one last question--did you work with a translation, or did you use the actual French pattern? I ask because I'm actually a french major studying abroad at the moment, and so if I knit it, I think it'd interesting to use the original pattern. But at the same time, french patterns kind of scare me. I went to the local phildar store and flipped through some of the magazines and the patterns just seemed so cryptic!
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klement
« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2007 04:55:13 AM »

Thanks so much! I have one last question--did you work with a translation, or did you use the actual French pattern? I ask because I'm actually a french major studying abroad at the moment, and so if I knit it, I think it'd interesting to use the original pattern. But at the same time, french patterns kind of scare me. I went to the local phildar store and flipped through some of the magazines and the patterns just seemed so cryptic!

I worked from the English version - but I believe it is quite a literal translation of the French pattern. It's written a little differently from the patterns i'm used to, but it just gets a little getting used to.

FYI - you can buy both the english and the french version so you don't have to translate it yourself. When I bought mine, they sent me both versions. However, when I bought the latest edition of Phildar, I only received the English version.
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