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Topic: V-neck shell, Leo, 2 Calorimetries and some long armwarmers [IMG HVY]  (Read 1429 times)
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BlackResonance
« on: February 18, 2008 07:36:06 AM »

I was on a hiatus but knit a bunch of stuff and now I'm back (I pissed a few people off on here who threatened me in my blog which I then deleted so I decided to delete my account as well but it didn't work so I'm deciding to keep it now...but no blog because I'm not allowed to rant in it when I get frustrated with a project  Huh God forbid).

Anyways...I had made a sweater some time ago that came out utterly huge, but I liked the shell of it. I had some bright blue yarn that looked like it would make a nice cheap sweater, so I took the pattern apart...sort of...and made a simple little V-neck shell/tank top. And it came out awesome, it fits me nearly perfect!  Grin It's not blocked or washed yet so the stitches on top and edge of the armhole look kind of crappy.




I'm hoping to make this in a more comfortable yarn but am not very knowledgeable with the various types. Can anyone recommend a soft and not so humid yarn that is a worsted weight or 4 ply? Bamboo? Or is that too skinny? Something that will be comfortable enough to wear in summer...


My husband now has a new sweater that will keep him warm in well below arctic temperatures...because I used acrylic yarn, lol. It's Caron Simply Soft and the pattern is Leo from Knitty.com. I made mistakes with the arms though, I forgot to do the decrease shaping a few stitches in on both the arm hole and top of the sleeves, I did them on the edge instead but I don't think it makes much of a difference. And it actually fits him! It took me almost 6 total rolls of yarn and a lot of sore fingers.




We were going out to Boston one day and I knew it was going to be rainy and snowy but I didn't want to wear a hat, have to take it off and have hat hair so I made a Calorimetry, finally, my husband loved it on me so I made a second one out of the remaining yarn from his sweater. The brown is Lion Brand Wool Ease...and the blue one looks kind of stretched because Lukey decided to try it on one day...





I'm not sure on what brand or type of yarn this is, I got it from my grandmother and it had no label but it feels like a wool/acrylic mix...I think it may be Wool Ease but it doesn't feel as smooth. I was almost done with the second one when I ran out of yarn...4 rows left!! So it's still on the needles until I can find something similar. Really simple with a Rib pattern on either side.






And I almost forgot one...I made some little ankle protectors for my husband to wear underneath his socks because I just bought him some Demonia boots...I had to make some for mine as well to keep my heels from blistering and they worked excellent, the only thing I changed was the back of the heel...instead of it being the K1 Sl1 pattern I did a seed stitch so they're extra squishy...it's acrylic yarn though with a little stretch in it.

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MadameD
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008 09:12:45 AM »

No!  4 rows away!  I hope you find something soon!  I HATE when that happens! 

I love the sweaters!  I have a secret love of V-Neck sweater vests, but they look terrible on me, so I admire them from afar.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008 01:26:02 PM »

Love the shell.

As for the four row short problem - would you be able to frog two rows from the one glove, add it to the other, and just be 2 rows short on both gloves?  Don't know if that'll work cause I don't know the specifics of what you're doing, but if it's possible, then it might be easier than trying to match yarn weight and color...
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008 07:01:32 PM »

The shell is gorgeous; it would make a perfect sweater-vest in colder months.  Hope you find something to finish your arm-warmers...ack!
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008 09:05:31 PM »

Cute vest!
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008 06:42:54 AM »

The vest looks really nice. Where did you get the pattern for it?
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BlackResonance
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008 03:59:52 PM »

It was taken from a Bernat sweater that was long sleeve, it also ran way too big as the adjustments I made are now in a correct size Small, whereas if the pattern did make this size according to their gauge it would be an XXS. http://www.bernat.com/patternbook.php?PBS=542014 - It's the V-neck pullover. I knit it in the round instead, kept the sleeves off and slipped the edge stitches for a finished look, otherwise...pretty much the same pattern, and really easy to do.
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008 06:01:55 PM »

For comfy and soft, Jaeger Siena in cotton is nice.  For really soft yarn, try bamboo - but it stretches a heck, and seems to hae little memory...  Bleah, but so shiny and snuggly soft, it is forgiven.
I've recently discovered corn, which is not as soft, but still has a sheen and is tender.
For buttery soft, nothing beats 100% polyamide - try Moda Vera's Parade.  It's like being wrapped up in marshmallow heaven.  But it's warm.
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BlackResonance
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008 06:43:19 AM »

For comfy and soft, Jaeger Siena in cotton is nice.  For really soft yarn, try bamboo - but it stretches a heck, and seems to hae little memory...  Bleah, but so shiny and snuggly soft, it is forgiven.
I've recently discovered corn, which is not as soft, but still has a sheen and is tender.
For buttery soft, nothing beats 100% polyamide - try Moda Vera's Parade.  It's like being wrapped up in marshmallow heaven.  But it's warm.

Awesome! Thanks Smiley I was thinking of cotton but I thought that stretched more. I'll have to give those a try.
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peacockfeathers
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2008 09:18:44 PM »

A cotton blend might be best for something as fitted as that vest.  100% cotton will stretch almost not at all, making it potentially difficult to get the sweater on and off.  I've never worked with soy silk yarn, but I've heard it's quite nice.  Cotton and wool will be light, give some warmth, but also some stretch.
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