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Topic: Sweater Attempt 4.0-There were some snags [5 images, fairly large]  (Read 943 times)
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« on: January 23, 2008 01:23:32 PM »

Things were going well:

   

The shaping was a bit squiffy, but my armholes came out great, and I was liking my neckline.

And then the sleeves went on:

 

And the sleeves were heavy, and so the entire sweater got dragged down a bit.

But, I did like quite a bit of what I did!  The neckline looks great, and the sleeves, while heavy, are pretty cute.  I was also pleased with the length of it and my armhole decreases.

I just won't use worsted weight cotton to make another sweater.  And after Sweater Attempt 5.0 [in progress and handling well], I plan to start dropping down the yarn size bit by bit so that I can see what different yarn weights do when worked up in sweater format. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008 03:20:25 PM »

it still looks good! i wish i could do that!
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008 04:01:10 PM »

That's a beautiful sweater! If you wanted sleeves that didn't have as much weight, you could try changing to a lacier stitch pattern for the sleeves.

Can't wait to see attempt #5!

Cheers,

Amy
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008 04:05:06 PM »

Could you just put a ribbon or tie across the back neck to reduce the sagging from the sleeves?  It's a gorgeous job and it seems a pity for it not to get worn and worn and worn!
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