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« on: January 14, 2008 08:34:21 AM »

So my MIL got me five skeins of Yarn Bee's Icelandic Jewels in marbled onyx. It's black fuzzy yarn with this shiny variegated ribbon running through it, very pretty. I was getting pretty tired of working single crochet on this pair of gloves I'm making for my father (with sock yarn and a size one hook Tongue) So I decided to make something out of my new yarn. I was surprised how fast it went, probably because I was used to using that teeny hook, hehe. Started it one evening, and finished the next. I'm pretty proud of it, it's the first wearable that I've made besides hats and scarves. Speaking of which, I have one skein left, so I think I'll make a matching hat! Sorry for all the chit-chat, on with the pics!

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008 08:43:37 AM »

Lovely ! Crochet seems to go faster than knitting... I think I'll have to learn !
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008 08:56:27 AM »

Gorgeous!  It looks great on you!  Did you make your own pattern for it?
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008 09:00:16 AM »

Nice job!

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008 09:03:32 AM »

Looks great!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008 09:44:14 AM »

Very pretty. It fits you great. Did you use a pattern or just wing it?
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008 10:05:48 AM »

great job. looks nice on you also.
isn't it NICE that someone actually got you something
that you could enjoy & use. ( the yarn i mean).
i usually get a gift cert. from michaels or joann's for
christmans....but for SOME reason i DIDN'T this year.
pretty bummed about that one.... guess i will JUST HAVE to
go with ck book in hand. LOL.
later.....judy
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008 10:34:07 AM »

it's so pretty ! good job!
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008 10:41:09 AM »

I love the shaping of this sweater. It's so nice! I'd love to know where the pattern came from or if you just came up with it yourself? It's lovely!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008 10:54:43 AM »

Thanks for all the sweet comments! I didn't use a pattern, just sort of made it up as I went along. I found a few stitch patterns that I liked then worked it from the edge of one sleeve to the next, adding the under bust part on afterwards. I wasn't too sure on whether I should add the length on or just leave it as a short shrug, but I like it as is.
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2008 11:01:30 AM »

Nice work!  Looks great on you!  The ribbon tie is a nice touch!
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2008 11:28:16 AM »

that is awesome. what pattern did you use?
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2008 11:30:10 AM »

I like it, its really nice. And it fits you quite well.
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2008 12:04:05 PM »

Thanks for all the sweet comments! I didn't use a pattern, just sort of made it up as I went along. I found a few stitch patterns that I liked then worked it from the edge of one sleeve to the next, adding the under bust part on afterwards. I wasn't too sure on whether I should add the length on or just leave it as a short shrug, but I like it as is.

too clever! I'll have to try that at some point.
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2008 05:50:14 PM »

Thanks for all the sweet comments! I didn't use a pattern, just sort of made it up as I went along. I found a few stitch patterns that I liked then worked it from the edge of one sleeve to the next, adding the under bust part on afterwards. I wasn't too sure on whether I should add the length on or just leave it as a short shrug, but I like it as is.


what stitch did you use?  I am loving this sweater and I usually don't like crochet for clothing! (aside from hats & scarves of course!)
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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2008 07:00:05 PM »

that is very nice.
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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2008 07:35:17 PM »

I used this stitch pattern for the bottom part:
http://www.jessica-tromp.nl/crochet_stitches/crochet_stitches_haaksteken_04_bestanden/crochet%20stitches%20haaksteken%2047.GIF
The top half was made from the stitch in the second diagram:
http://www.mypicot.com/images/fashion/dress_2.jpg
The best thing about not using a pattern is that you get to use any stitch you like, and make it to fit you perfectly!
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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2008 08:44:56 PM »

Looks great!  It fits you like it's made for you! (which it obviously was, so I don't know why I bothered saying that  Smiley ...I'm so awkward)
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2008 08:49:19 PM »

I love it! Great job!
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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2008 09:00:14 PM »

Looks great!  It fits you like it's made for you! (which it obviously was, so I don't know why I bothered saying that  Smiley ...I'm so awkward)
Thanks! That actually makes a lot of sense, and I take it as a complement, I mean if I had made it for me and it didn't even fit I wouldn't have done a very good job Wink And there's absolutely nothing wrong with being awkward (I hope, cause if there is something wrong with it I'm in big trouble, lol).
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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2008 10:47:09 PM »

That's so cute! I love it! Great fit!
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2008 06:09:34 AM »

Love that sweater!! Can we get a close-up pic of the yarn? I'm dying to see the shiny variegated bits. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2008 07:31:28 AM »

Wow!
Well done!
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« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2008 08:53:34 AM »

Here's a close up of the yarn, not a great pic, but the best I could get with available lighting. You can see my kitten's paw in the corner, she is so nosy Tongue


I made a quick picture tutorial on how to do the top part, it's kind of confusing, but hopefully someone will be able to understand it, heh:


Sorry that the text is hard to read, pictures got resized!
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« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2008 10:08:33 AM »

I was so excited when I clicked on this and saw that it was crocheted! Normally, if I see clothing I like, it's knit. Which I don't do.

Then I was a little disappointed to see there was no pattern for it. BUT, now I am getting excited again, cause I'm going to look closely at your tute and see if I think I can do this.

This looks really nice on you. A very flattering design.

You gotta love a MIL that gives you yarn. I like Icelandic Jewels.
 
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« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2008 10:17:43 AM »

Here's a close up of the yarn, not a great pic, but the best I could get with available lighting. You can see my kitten's paw in the corner, she is so nosy Tongue
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/2996/closekp8.jpg

I made a quick picture tutorial on how to do the top part, it's kind of confusing, but hopefully someone will be able to understand it, heh:
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1726/tut1rx6.jpg
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/1457/tut2vh1.jpg
Sorry that the text is hard to read, pictures got resized!

Thanks so much! I think I could do that! and it will be fun to play with pattern stitches!
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« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2008 10:18:37 AM »

The tute is very understandable! YAY!
One question......on #3, "make a chain as long as you want the top part of your sweater". What is the top part? From the armpit to the waist?

Thanks for the help and the tutorial  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2008 10:37:30 AM »

Love it!  I'm so impressed that you can do that without any sort of pattern to follow.  I'm just not that good.  lol  Looks great on you.

Just noticed the tute - thanks!  I'm gonna have to see if I can give it a go for myself.
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« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2008 11:15:52 AM »

The tute is very understandable! YAY!
One question......on #3, "make a chain as long as you want the top part of your sweater". What is the top part? From the armpit to the waist?

Thanks for the help and the tutorial  Grin
Yep, you've got it right, the top part is from the armpit to however long you want it, I did mine until the chain ended right under my bust, where the ribbon is threaded through. You could do a shrug, or even a full length sweater by altering the length.
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« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2008 11:58:26 AM »

that looks really pretty, fab work!

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« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2008 01:11:03 PM »

So is the tutorial for just the upper part of the sweater? (above the ribbon)
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« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2008 01:50:16 PM »

Yep, I had to go to class (I'm in the computer lab right now) so I didn't have time to make up a tut for the bottom part. I should be able to do it once I get home. It's pretty easy though, you just find another pattern stitch you like (or use the same one) and go across the bottom of the shrug from one side to the next until it's the length you want.
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« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2008 07:38:43 PM »

Thanks again for your help. I think I can do this. I hope it turns out as nice as yours did.
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« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2008 09:31:00 PM »

You give me hope!  I have not crocheted a real wearable yet either.  I've done hats and scarves and purses and blankets and toys, but no real clothes.  I have ADD which makes following patterns difficult - I'd much rather wing it.  Your explanation makes total sense to me and I look forward to the day that I have time to crochet that much again!  (my daughter is 4 months old and I have NO time)
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« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2008 07:22:39 PM »

I love the sweater, I might try it tomorrow at work... But I freaking LOVE your hair!! It's what I wish mine would do but it's wavy so it won't. Those pics are what I would take to my stylist next time and tell her to make that happen!
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« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2008 12:02:17 PM »

Thanks for the great explanation, I simply love this sweater. I'm gonna run out and get some soft sweater-y yarn to start it today, I'm rather excited.
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