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« on: December 28, 2007 12:57:23 PM »

Knittys Abotanicity: http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTabotanicity.html




Now that all my Christmas knitting is done, I'm ready for something for me!  I'm hoping to finish before next Christmas!  I am making size 1x/2x and subbing the yarn with Knitpick's Gloss in black.




Anyone ready to jump in with this one? 
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007 03:06:40 PM »

gorgeous wool! i absolutely love the look of that
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007 03:22:46 PM »

After some research on possible supplies for that gorgeous piece of knitting - & realizing this is to be done in sock yarn gauge - I s'ppose I'm IN.
*ordering the yarn*
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2007 07:21:22 PM »

Yay Nannetta! 
I'm hoping this KAL will help motivate to actually finish this one! I cast on Christmas evening and am about 3" into it so far.   The lace section has me a little nervous because this will only be my second lace project and the first one took quite a bit frogging before I got it right!

Looking forward to seeing your yarn choice.  And "cheers" to what is hopfully a well written pattern!
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2007 08:51:52 PM »

i love this top and would love to join this KAL....nay help in understanding how to use two circular needles at the same time?
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2007 12:15:45 PM »

I'm really looking forward to this knitalong too.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2007 03:51:10 PM »

i love this top and would love to join this KAL....nay help in understanding how to use two circular needles at the same time?

I cast on using addi 20" circ instead and added an extra marker at the end of what would have been the first ndl where you will be increasing.

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I might go with some color ...


This is going to be my very first pice of black knitting ever and also the only black top I own in my wardrobe! It should be a nice change!
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2007 01:26:59 AM »

Your yarn looks beautiful! All glossy and soft. I think it'll show off the lacy part of this sweater and will define its silhouette really well.

I made a buttoned sweater with lots of little wire-y cables in it just recently from black tweed sock yarn. It goes with almost all of my wardrobe!
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2008 07:17:34 PM »

I really want to knit this for myself, im justnot sure about the sock yarn, its sooo skinny! I prefer thicker weaters myself, but maybe it would be fun to trysomething different. any progress pics?
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2008 07:03:30 PM »

Your ONLY black top???  Oh goodness!  My students once kept track of how many days I wore something black!  ha ha  Cheesy  I'm not sure how flattering this would be on me, but I actually like that it's knit in sock yarn so it isn't so bulky around the middle and hips.  I might wait until I see some finished (I have plenty of things on my to-knit list already!)  Can't wait to see yours!
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2008 07:17:27 PM »

What a great idea isamax! How much Glos did you end up ordering? I just ordered a skien, and I love the stuff..... that little bit of silk really adds something!
I like this sweater, and recently just got a long sweater from a local shop, it looks great! This may be the pattern for me to add to my list! How do you like the gloss knit up?
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2008 05:27:37 PM »

What a great idea Isaacs! How much Glos did you end up ordering? I just ordered a skien, and I love the stuff..... that little bit of silk really adds something!
I like this sweater, and recently just got a long sweater from a local shop, it looks great! This may be the pattern for me to add to my list! How do you like the gloss knit up?


Hi!  I have 13 skeins for the largest sz.  I love how thin it is knitting up and its SUPER soft.  This is my first time using this yarn and I really like it and am praying it won't pill!

I'll try to take some wip pics soon.  I have to admit I have been temporarily side tracked with knitting a set of hair curlers  Roll Eyes  Damn that Ravelry...
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2008 05:36:01 PM »

Ah, Ravelry..... the curse! LOL

Thanks for the info, I love the way the gloss feels so it's good to know!
Can't wait to see pictures.
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2008 10:51:56 AM »

I ended up using some merino yarn which was on discount at my lys. Its main color is red intersperesed with about every color you can think of. The picture doesnt show the colorway very well due to missing daylight and cellphone cam, sorry about that.
Yet I wanted to share the progress so far as of today:



The bodice is finished and Im about halfway through the skirt. Knitting the lacy part turned out to be as much fun as I had hoped for.  Grin
The pattern is well written and quite easy to follow (I find). I altered it a little by adding a button row to the yoke and a cable/lace bit to continue my button row on downwards.
The rounds of my bodice turned out a little shorter than given in the original pattern as Im using a different yarn (Lana Grossas Numero Uno) and different needle sizes (3,5mm and 4,0mm instead of 3,25 and 3,75mm).

What d' ya think?
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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2008 10:21:02 AM »

Nannetta> Wow, that looks great! It sure is knitting up fast!!
What made you choose to add the button band? I think this is going to be a great sweater!
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2008 05:04:08 PM »

Nannetta that looks great!  I like your button band mod.  I just tried mine on and the neck is much higher than I'm used to wearing.  I'm still working on the covering my ample chest section!  I'm finding myself scanning ravelry for quick knits to avoid getting back to it for some reason Roll Eyes  I think it will pick back up for me once I get past the ribbing... I hope! 
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2008 04:06:17 AM »

Thank you, dear fellow knitters!!!

> Silver Ilix, several reasons for adding a buttonband, really: First of all I didnt have the right needlesize of circs handy when I decided to cast on. Then I kinda wasnt sure if things in the way (like hair, nose, etc.) would fit through the collar/neckline of my version. Also, we usually get humid and warm weather where I live pretty early in the year. So versatility - which this design offers with or without the buttons, I think! - is a good thing in pieces of clothing.
Besides (minor tiny reason) I really like to pick buttons. *blushes*
Adds up to fate, see??  Grin

> isamax, Ive been slacking off a little these last coupla days as well... Keep telling myself thats perfectly normal when working on a larger project.
*knits eyebrows in attempt at sending support telepathically over the Atlantic Ocean*  Smiley

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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2008 02:12:17 PM »

Ugh  Sad  I'm in ribbing hell!

I'm on skein #3 and still don't have my chest covered yet. I think once I get this part knit I'll do the sleeves next so I can use up all the remaining yarn for the skirt section to make it a tad longer since I'm so tall.

I can do it, I can do it...


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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2008 08:56:31 AM »

Sure you can!! I used up 4 + a bit of a 5th skein on the bodice part - being rather tall as well. I fathom I'll need just 4 more skeins (alltogether) to finish off my skirt part in the end. It started getting easier once I put the arm stitches on their thread (for them and for me to rest a little..) . That meant far less stitche in one round - the lacy part is getting wider even though the number of stitches stays the same through all of the skirt part.
You'll get there!!

BTW: Did you try knitting while watching TV? ... I confess to somewhat liking it for its nice and soothing background sound qualities when the knitting itself isn't that much of a challenge... Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2008 01:48:22 PM »

Not much progress this week. Sigh...
Had to do some frogggin. It was my own fault since i thought i might be extra clever and finish the skirt early.  Shocked Damn... twas tooo early.

Bit of a motivation cirsis there ...
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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2008 01:56:40 PM »

Sounds like you made a lot of progress if you thought you were ready to bind off!  I have done about 2 rows in the past week.  I have managed to spin quit a bit of your for no project in mind though!
I'm looking forward to seeing your FO!  I think there are a few finished ones on Ravelry already too.  If you a member look me up.  My username is isamax!
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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2008 02:05:36 AM »

The ones on ravelry are beautiful and perfect. Mine is a bit modification heavy, well, here it is (... aaallllmost finished):


... and finished!


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