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« on: January 23, 2008 04:29:54 PM »

I started knitting this long ago, finished all the knitting, and then abandoned it for over a year. Over my Christmas break I finally got around to weaving in my ends, blocking, and choosing buttons.

I enjoyed knitting this, but I'm sort of disappointed with the end result. I wished it fit differently. I guess the fact that I was knitting a rectangle and that my arms are *not* rectangles didn't really register in my mind as I was working. Oh well, here it is.

Knit flat on size 4 circulars using Canapone 100% hemp yarn from elann.com. Modified  by doing 1 less lace repeat per row and, because I used thinner yarn, many more lace repeats down the length.

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Back (I hate how it ripples and gaps!)

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008 04:40:21 PM »

I kinda like how it ripples actually.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008 04:43:43 PM »

It looks great, love the color
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008 04:58:00 PM »

I think you did a great job with the lace pattern, and the color is lovely! You could remove the buttons and use it as a scarf...  ; Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2008 05:34:56 PM »

I think you did a great job with the lace pattern, and the color is lovely! You could remove the buttons and use it as a scarf...  ; Smiley

 o0o thats a good idea. i like it though. i wanna make a sexy little dress like that for my husband. (well it's for me for my husband)lol.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2008 05:43:45 PM »

It's really pretty. I would try: Sewing the sleeves with an inside seam. And to get rid of the ripples, perhaps running some elastic thread(s) along the back section, and/or blocking it. I sympathize- I HATE it when knitted stuff turns out square, which is why I'll probably never make a sweater again!
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2008 05:47:53 PM »

It's really pretty. I would try: Sewing the sleeves with an inside seam. And to get rid of the ripples, perhaps running some elastic thread(s) along the back section, and/or blocking it. I sympathize- I HATE it when knitted stuff turns out square, which is why I'll probably never make a sweater again!

croched stuff doesn't do that. though it does tend to curl and that is rather anoying.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2008 06:21:23 PM »

That's gorgeous! I really like it!
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2008 06:48:18 PM »

Oh, it's stunning. I love the colour.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2008 06:52:52 PM »

I really like it! I think it looks great and I love the colour.

If you really don't like the ripples, I was thinking that starting the buttons for the sleeves further up might pull it in, not sure if that would work so I would try with a few safety pins and see? Dunno just a thought.

I really like it! The buttons are such a good idea to keep it versatile. Two FO for the price of one Smiley
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