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Steffania
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2007 11:53:29 AM »

gosh, i really like this
i'll have to add it to list
maybe i'll get to it next fall!
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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2007 10:01:20 PM »

I just ordered enough Lion brand Wool-ease in Forest Heather from Joann.com for this.  I'm so excited, it was under $20, so I won't feel bad if it's not successful given it's my first sweater.

I'm probably going to have to make adjustments to gauge and all, so be ready for lots of questions! 

I don't think all the balls are necessarily from the same dye lot when you order on-line, so hopefully this won't be a huge problem.  If so, a lot of my friends might be getting green hats for presents in the near future.   Tongue

In any case, I hope it comes soon!
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yelley
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2007 08:40:22 PM »

i cast on for this yesterday, finished one row of it and realized that i had already messed it up! things are going more smoothly on take two....
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« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2007 06:02:58 PM »

Do you guys think that this could be made out of the new Bernat Cashmere blend? the gauge is the same is you use size 8 needles... I haven't seen many of these finished, so I m curious.
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koshare
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2007 07:29:32 AM »

is anyone knitting this at a smaller gauge? If i made the XS i'd have about 3 inches of ease...which is far more than i want! so i'm trying to figure out the gauge i need to get it down to about 1 inch - which isn't so easy since there's 3 stitch patterns. guess i'll have to knit swatches of all of them and calculate. or i could just start and hope it turns out fine Smiley

Unless you are really tiny, I think 3 inches of ease is about what I'd want to see in this style sweater.  Ease does not always mean loose or baggy.  I don't think anything looks worse on a cardigan than buttons which  are pulling so I NEVER make a cardigan with less than 2-3 inches of ease.  Just my opinion of course.

Have you checked out Knitting Dailys Galleries. They show the same sweater on multiple people with ease varying from positive to negative.  It's  very interesting, I'm learning that maybe I should go smaller for pullovers but that my preference for ease in cardigans is a good one. Heres the link:

http://www.knittingdaily.com/gallery/index.html?ET=knittingdaily_blog:e917:86027a:&st=email
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« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2007 11:24:30 PM »

  koshare> did you say you got the merino for $3.50 a ball! Dang I have to shop where you shop! Where are you and how do I get to your LYS! LOL Wink
I love this pattern too, and added it to my Ravelry queue....... now to get some time to knit for myself! I really want to see how you get along though, so thanks for the info so far guys! Totally helpful stuff!
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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2007 07:45:54 PM »

i am maybe 2/3 of the way through one sleeve... it's going slow because i'm not really in a hurry to finish it so i only work on it on my breaks at work and during my knitting group. i'm using lion cotton ease in taupe... the picture is a lot darker than the yarn really is, but it's the only picture i could get that showed the stitch pattern.

i skipped that folded cuff thing because i hate folded cuffs. i think i might have also misread the pattern and did the moss stitch wrong... maybe. meh, i like it the way it is, so i don't really care! ^_^
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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2007 08:09:06 PM »

From what I can see, it's very pretty!  I am the majority way done with the back and wasn't sure if I'd have the endurance to make it through all the pieces, but seeing your sleeve I definately want to get to those pieces now!  I can't wait to see your when it is done. 
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« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2007 11:18:44 AM »

Looking good! Smiley

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« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2007 05:28:47 AM »

I never really paid much attention to this sweater until now. I've got some merino wool that is currently in the form of a sweater that I made a couple years ago & never really liked the way it fit me. I've got it stashed away with a bunch of other yarn & told myself I wouldn't frog it until I found something I wanted to make out of it. This may be just the thing! I've got a couple sweaters on the needles in different stages of completion that I want to finish first, then I'm going to have at it & rip out that old sweater. It's been so long since I got excited about a project, this is great! Grin
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