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Topic: Stripy hemp raglan for cartoon-head nephew!  (Read 1298 times)
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Aunt Suzi
« on: December 16, 2007 01:30:27 PM »

I regret that I cannot bring you a photo of the cartoon-head itself (will try to bring one back from Xmas), but my dog will stand in:



I "designed" this myself using one of the top-down calculators you can find online: http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/topdown.cfm (not much of a feat of design, on my part)

My nephew is 4, and though my sister says he's stocky for his age, nonetheless his head circumference is only 1/4" less than his chest/tummy circ.!  So I put in that button band to get it over his head. 

Unfortunately, it only just fits him now - not good enough for the year ahead - so I'm planning to add some length when I go home next week.

The yarn was Hemp for Knitting #102 Allhemp6, and though it's stiff to knit with, it's wonderfully soft and durable once you put it through the washer & dryer.

More pics & info on my blog: http://merp.wordpress.com/2007/12/16/stripey-hemp/
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2007 02:25:20 PM »

Nice sweater! Like the colors!

Cute dog too!
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2007 03:24:53 PM »

great job on the sweater, and your dog is so adorable!!  Smiley
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spicecarrie
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2007 07:24:15 PM »

Awww, great sweater and I love your model!!
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Aunt Suzi
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2007 08:47:06 PM »

Thanks!  And Pisco says thanks. 

Just realized you can't see in this photo the cute shiny star buttons (a star set in a circle). 
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2007 04:11:15 PM »

So cute!
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