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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2007 04:32:56 PM »

Here's mine, I'm about 6 rows from being done with Part C (before you separate the sleeves).



My only gripe is that there is definitely a seam that I can't seem to get rid of where I've joined... even this many rows up!! I don't know why this is happening (I pull extra tight when I cross over for each new round). Any advice?
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« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2007 04:51:58 PM »

Oh, I'm not sure if it has any connection at all. I just saw the thread title and *thought* it had something to do with AoGG Wink
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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2007 04:34:47 AM »

Tara!  Looking good!

You are using Saucy, right?  Is it teal?  I have a TON of teal saucy and I amgoing to use it for a lace rib cardi from Tahki-Stacy Charles.

About your "seam" it will most like even out when you block but to avoid that when you start your first round cast on an extra stitch, slip one stitch from left needle to right, pass the extra cast on stitch over and off you go.  I don't have any wonky joining issues with that method.

I wish I could remember who to credit for that great tip! 
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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2007 01:51:45 PM »

Rottie Mom-
Thanks for the 'in the round' tip... I heard something like that about the extra stitch but didn't remember what it was.

I'm hoping that weird seam will go away too once it gets blocked... I suspect it might be my gigantic stitch marker I'm using because I experimented and moved the stitch marker over by one and now there's a bit of a new seam starting there instead (haha).

Do you know of any articles/sites that give a little more in-depth details about how to close up that armpit seam? I know you mentioned just leaving extra long tail to seam it up, but I'm worried that this time it will look messy (I did this with that last project, but it was all black so you can't really see any mistakes, hah).

Yes, using Saucy in teal, love love love it! Minus the difficulty in getting the knit2tog to happen during the lacing (other than that, it's been knitting up so well).

Last Q for you: do you think the armholes are too small to just use a circular needle (one) and knit in the round? It's calling for DPN in a size I don't have... I don't mind buying them, but just wondering if it would be possible to use one circular that I already have instead. Smiley

Pics of your progress? I already am planning my next Green Gable, trying to find more great yarn for it, haahah!
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« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2007 04:35:50 AM »

I used a 16" circ for my sleeves with no problem.  Even with the long sleeve I will use 16" then go down to a 12" (addi makes 12" circs) then just DPN for the very end.

I have to get a cable for my cell phone.   My job pays for the phone and they will pay for the cable, but I can't seem to get my lazy butt into the Nextel store!

As soon as I do, pictures galore!
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« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2007 03:24:56 PM »

ALMOST DONE!!!! And I'm super stoked, all I want to do is finish it and go home and block it NOW.  Grin

I will have to post pics soon... I'm a little nervous about seaming up the hole in the armpit (getting ready to work the sleeves) but I guess I will just leave a nice long tail when I start doing my ribbing and sew it closed... I'm very surprised that there's not more detail on finishing your garments in books or even online (trust me, I've looked!), especially since you have to deal with the hole before the garment is finished.

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« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2007 04:25:52 AM »

Yay!  I finished my L/S on Christmas night and wore it out to dinner last night and got lots of compliments!  I used Classic Al which was soft as butter whilke knitting but a tiny bit scratchy in the wearing.  But it doesn't really bother me at all.


Please don't worry about closing the hole!  It is super, super easy and you will never know that hole was ever there!
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« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2007 03:38:13 PM »

DONE DONE DONE DONE!!!!!!
Hurry, I love it! And you were right, the hole is closed up and I'm happy as a clam!   Tongue
Overall, I am happy with it and am wearing it right now... and I plan on knitting another design from Zephyr next... probably the Juliet cardigan for my friend. I'm so happy that it fits me perfectly... I chose to knit an extra inch or so on the total length before adding the ribbing, and I'm glad I did, it would have been a little too short.

A few things I'd change if I made it again (and I plan on it!):
  • I'd probably use a different yarn. I do like the mercerized cotton as it's pretty and not too hot to wear, but it seems bulkier and the stitches don't look as nice as I would like.
  • I was a little lazy and chose not to figure out the k1 p1 bind off! (ha!) I just bound off in pattern... I think the pattern actually called for the k1 p1 bind off AKA kitchener bind off, which I don't know how to do yet.



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« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2007 06:30:43 PM »

Looks great! Love that color!
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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2008 05:11:15 AM »

Beautiful!!!!

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