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« on: March 14, 2007 11:29:59 AM »

Is anyone currently working on Wendy Bernard's Not So Shrunken Cardigan?

http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/2005/09/the_notsoshrunk.html

I just started working on it and am hoping to get to the point where I can remove the sleeves to really see the progress. I'd love it if there was a KAL for this project.  I'm part of the SKC and Fitted Knits KAL, but that doesn't start till later next month.

Susan
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007 11:52:20 AM »

I've made one (Rowan Felted Tweed) and am finishing the 2nd (Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool)...and started a 3rd (Rowan Jaeger).
I really like making this sweater because it's all in one piece (after you get the sleeves attached). And I love the sweater because tho' it's supposed to be one of those little cardigans that everyone...everyone...is showing this Spring/Summer, it's completely customizable.
And that means a lot to a 6'2" amazon woman like yours truly.
When I try on a what's supposed to be XL short 3/4 sleeve cardi in the stores, the proportions are off and the sweater just looks plain too small for me.
The No So Shrunken Cardi, when I make it, fits me perfectly!
What are you using for yours?
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007 03:27:42 PM »

I'm using Knit Picks' Merino Style in Butternut.  I think that I'm really going to like the results.  I'm also hooked on patterns that are in one piece.  I've done Wicked, Green Gable, and the Winter Capelet so far - they are all made with minimal finishing.  Very refreshing since my finishing stinks.  Grin

Susan
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007 08:07:39 AM »

Oh, yeah. I'm all about the one-piece knitting as well. It's not that my finishing stinks, it's just that I don't like to knit a bunch of pieces and sew them together.
My mom was a tailor/seamstress and one of the reasons she never could teach me to sew was because of all of the little pieces that had to be sewn together!!
I don't like pieces so much that if I do have to knit pieces, like sleeves or sides, I knit them simultaneously so they match...and so I'm finished with both of them at the same time.
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2007 02:56:16 PM »

I'm with you (except I really don't like my finishing).  Even with the one piece knitting, I try to finish the sleeves and pick up the neckline before I'm finished, so that once the body and hem are done, I'm actually done. lol  Smiley

Susan
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