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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2005 11:57:02 AM »

Horse Power, what sweater did you say you were diving into? And what yarn did you say you got (those pooffy sound like a pain)? Keep up the good work!

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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2005 01:43:03 PM »

Tere, I'm trying Knitty's Sonnet:  http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall03/PATTsonnet.html
I'm doing the plain garter stitch version and so far have been able to follow the directions fine. Although the last part is the buttonhole part which I've never done before either but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it...  Cheesy

The yarn is  'Red Heart Grande'  Lt Thyme color. It's labeled as 'super bulky' and also says 'New'. I've been knitting with it this afternoon with no problems in the yarn so far so maybe it was just that first skein that was weird. I hope so.  It was only $2.49 a skein.
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2005 06:08:07 PM »

I started my sweater a month ago and I just got the back done tonight. I'm making up my pattern, kinda wierd for my first sweater. but I cant afford any new needles or yarn. so I have size 8 needles and some sad acrylic yarn($1.77/skein @ wal-mart) and it's only going to take me 3 skein of yarn at the most from what I've calculated. It's plain garter stitch all the way through. boring but mindless. help me decide what kind of sleeves to make! I have SnB and I don't know if I should copy some sleeves from there or make my own. The back has a low neck that's squared off, and the front is going to be squared too. good luck to everyone else! Grin

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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2005 06:33:02 PM »


You have more guts than me Smiley I think sticking to a simple pattern is the way to go with my sweater making, at least till I get more experienced and using 'cheap' yarn isn't a bad thing. Heck, I crocheted for years on simple ole Red Heart acrylic for ... oh.... almost 15 years before I started knitting and realized a whole new world of yarns and blends and prices...oi ...the prices.

Anyway, your sweater, my vote is for some cute cap sleeves to go with the boxy neck line. If it were me I would crochet a cute scallop border on the sleeves and mabye the neckline and then rib the waist, or make it a tunic style with the side splits. However, if it were a tunic style, cap sleeves would look odd. Either way, I am a fan of cap sleeves, can you tell? lol

Progress on my Tempting sweater, I am using wool ease (I live up north, everything we wear is wool) and doing it in two colors, 4 six inch stripes in blush heather and rose heather, if i recall correctly.  So far I have about 10 inches done. It is going along nicely but the constant k2p2 gets old so I have to switch to other projects off and on to prevent burnout. I *really* want to finish this sweater because it is gorgeous. It would probably help if I were a faster knitter. That comes with experience,  I am guessing, or hoping. Smiley

I hope everyone is doing well with their sweaters and  I cannot wait to see all the completed projects.  Grin

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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2005 07:29:43 PM »

Great choice of yarn irishwitch.. I love those colors!  It's looking great ~ keep it up!!   Grin

« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2005 05:15:55 PM »

I did think about a scalloped neckline. What do cap sleeves look like? I guess when I sew it together, I will leave a little unsewn at the bottom, unless it's small and looks dumb. If it does, then I'm making some rib at the bottom with bottonholes every few inches and weaving a thick purple-pink ribbon in the holes. I have to get started on the front now!

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« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2005 06:18:07 PM »

raglan sleeves are pretty easy to do and not require too many calculations.

im doing mine from the bottom up, and just finished the main part of the boday up to the armpits. woo.

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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2005 05:18:55 AM »

I'm going to join this one too. I have my yarn, a lime green color that was being discontinued, and I should get my Yarn Girls Guide this week so I can pick which pattern I want. Smiley
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2005 06:48:12 AM »

I'd like to join the First Sweaters Club too!

I've just bought some cotton from www.ozyarn.com.au for a girls' jumper from Creative Knitting magazine - the pattern is called Summer Play, I'm not sure what issue it was in because I got the pattern from their 2004 annual.

It's a drop-shoulder jumper with a ruffled edge, and I'm making it with pink, green and white stripes. It's supposed to be a light, cover-up sort of thing, which I thought was a good idea since winters here in Oz aren't really that cold. It's got a few wrap & turn thingos in it, which I've never tried before.

It's going to be for my 2 year old neice - I wanted to make a small jumper first to get the hang of it (and so that it'd actually be finished before she's old enough to drive), but if all goes well I'm going to do the Manly Sweater from SnB next for my boyfriend (I say "bah!" to the curse) and then something fancy for myself.
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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2005 07:28:28 AM »

I decided to do the hourglass sweater from last minute knitted gifts, instead of the kyoto.  I place an order with elann's for my yarn 2 nights ago.  As soon as it comes in, I'll be in a knitting frenzy!  I'm not sure how long it takes to come in from canada to louisiana, but I guess I'll find out.  I got highland wool in orange brandy.  I wanted something close to the color of the one in the book.  I can't wait!!!

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