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Topic: Anise (peacoat-style cardigan) from Rowan New Shapes  (Read 1768 times)
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knittheory
« on: January 08, 2008 09:04:46 PM »

I am in love!!  This sweater was SO fast, simple yet still interesting, I managed to get the yarn on sale, and to top it off it turned out just the way I wanted  Cheesy

     

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Pattern:  Anise by Sarah Hatton from Rowan New Shapes
Yarn:  Rowan Big Wool in color 24

I would totally recommend this pattern to pretty much anyone.  It's the most instant-gratification sweater I've ever done - the toughest part was probably sewing on the snaps (the front buttons are just sewn on the panel, and behind the buttons are snaps which actually close up the front, eliminating the problem of big, gappy, wonky buttonholes). 

The Big Wool is really soft, and blocked beautifully right into the shape I wanted.  I will note that it definitely got bigger with blocking, so this is definitely a yarn you want to wash & test your swatch for!  I loved making this sweater and I will definitely be trying to find more discounted Big Wool so I can make more of the stuff from this book  Cheesy
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Zia
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008 11:34:44 PM »

Oh it's just lovely!  Adore the colour - it's so elegant looking.
Was it knit in one peice?

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em_a_bee
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008 11:51:17 PM »

I LOVE IT!  do you think this would be a feasible project for  an advanced beginner-intermediate knitter who has never knit a sweater??
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phoebefayre
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008 07:36:20 AM »

That is freaking CUTE!
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knittheory
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008 08:56:40 AM »

Thank you all!!  Grin

Zia:  It was knit in pieces and seamed up, and the collar picked up from the neck, but it seems like a simple enough pattern that figuring out how to do it in one piece (or at least the body in one piece!) would probably be do-able

em_a_bee:  Totally!!  This was way easier than the first sweater I ever made.  The big yarn makes it go super fast, and the seaming and stuff goes faster than usual too cause there aren't really very many stitches.  I'd absolutely recommend it.

Again thanks for all the nice comments  Cheesy  I really appreciate you guys looking and letting me know what you think!
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008 12:45:10 PM »

I love it!  It looks really great on you too.  Also, congrats on getting the yarn on sale!
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008 02:20:26 PM »

Love the color! Looks great on you!
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008 05:23:32 PM »

Wow, that's so cute! The stitch definition is pretty sweet.
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