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Topic: My first, first sweater! NOW WITH ATTEMPT AT PATTERN  (Read 22873 times)
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Keridiana
« on: January 02, 2005 10:59:26 PM »

I started it over like 5 times because I couldn't figure out how wide to make it - kept making it too wide.  I went from bottom up on the round, then added a little cap sleeve -- you'll notice a ridge since I did it so haphazardly.  Not bad for a wing job, I like to tell myself.  I even did a pattern of alternating columns of ribs and cables.  I started increasing around the bust for shape as well.  It's Lamb's Pride worsted, like my cable hat w/ ear flaps, on about size 8 or 9 --  a cast off from my grandma.  My Mom says that I should have used bigger needles and that it will be unwearably small after one wash.  What do you think? She says I'll end up redoing it. I hope not.  It was a very painful week.  I meant for it to be chunky, and long-sleeved, but ran out of yarn doing that so I unraveled to make it cap-sleeved, and crocheted shells for edging.

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2005 11:18:51 PM »

Wow, that's such a wonderful looking sweater I almost have to doubt your claim that it's your first!  Your revisions/additions are wonderful and make it unique.  Is it based on any pattern?  Have you blocked it yet?  As long as you carefully hand wash it and measure it to how you want it I doubt it will shrink much.  As it is I think it's a great fit, and I'm sure a lot of us knitters would be interested in a pattern if you wanted to provide one Smiley  Excellent job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2005 11:19:25 PM »

I think its cute- and the short sleeves are just right for spring.  Id be careful about washing it though- I handswah (Almsot) everything i knit- otherwise i risk it shrinking!

I love the cable pattern! Too cute.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2005 11:25:19 PM »

Amazing. Shocked
I wish my first sweater could look like yours  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2005 03:45:08 AM »

I am so impressed. I was looking at sweater patterns today and I found one similar to yours but with just a basic k2 p2 ribbing but I still don't understand all the knitting code. It wanted me to use waste yarn and I just got confused from there. Nice job!
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2005 03:57:54 AM »

Wow!  That is bloody impressive just as it is, without it being a first sweater! Shocked

Yummy...  As has already been said, if you hand wash carefully it won't shrink.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2005 05:37:35 AM »

That is sooo impressive!! I'd be extremely happy if my first sweater turned out that way. Really nice, I love it.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2005 06:32:04 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous! I am jealous Smiley 

Lamb's Pride worsted must be hand washed, but the things I've made from it haven't shrunk.



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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2005 07:20:18 AM »

I love the cable-rib pattern! nice job
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2005 07:22:50 AM »

If you saved your yarn lables, check to see if they say "superwash" on them, but if not, definitely stick to hand washing. If you stick to cold water, you'll have no trouble anyway. And you can always block it after you wash it.

But that said, it's really cute! I think you did an awesome job!
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