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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2005 08:25:04 AM »

I made this one too and after all that work, I really wasn't happy with it.  I now realize that yes, I should have made it smaller around and longer.  It just doesn't fit right somehow.  It doesn't fit like on the model. Someone suggested that it was pinned back for fit, and that's probably it.   But it is not a flattering fit as it is written, for me, and I'm not huge.  I am still looking around for that perfect person to gift with it.  I did make it out of Cashmerino so .... nice gift, huh? Undecided
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2005 06:00:21 PM »

I have to show off my completed Simply Marilyn!  I've loved this pattern since the first time I saw it but seeing the finished ones posted here inspired me to try it.  I'd originally wanted to do it in pink (my pink obsession is scary) but I used Encore Chunky, and my LYS didn't have it in a pale pink.  Veronique's picture where the color was off made me want to do it in red.  This yarn is pretty soft and cozy for a blend.  And it wasn't expensive either.

It took less than a week and a half to complete, that is with a lot of knitting over the weekend.   I couldn't believe how quickly it went.  This was my very first cable project and only 3rd sweater.  The smallest size in the pattern is a 40" chest.  I cast on 8 stitches less than that which makes it about 35 inches and gives me a couple of inches of ease. I cast on 4 inches less for the sleeves.  It fits great.  I'm only 4'11, and the length of the sweater and of the sleeves is fine but if you are much taller, I'd definitely lengthen both.

It looks really cropped in the photo where I'm wearing it.  It's really not this short!  I guess holding my arm up with the camera pulls it up some


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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2005 08:11:09 PM »

Those look lovely, I might want to try that now.  THe picture at Interweave left me feeling wishy washy.
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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2005 06:58:27 AM »

awww geeee i cant see the pics! darn it!
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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2005 08:22:31 AM »

I think it looks fantastic in red...and great job on doing it for a slimmer fit!
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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2005 08:37:18 AM »

Thanks for the compliments! I really love this sweater.  A couple of months ago, I thought it was way beyond my knitting skills but it's not a difficult project at all.  It wouldn't even be a bad first sweater since it knits up so quickly. 

JM2, I hope this pics are working for you now.  They are showing up fine for me but who knows?  I have them hosted on AOL which can do funky things from time to time.
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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2005 08:46:42 AM »

I've loved this pattern for a while...  maybe I will try it at some point!  though do some ribbing or something at the botton, I don't like how it rolls up.
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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2005 02:13:57 PM »

I can see them now and i think i like it... just kidding, i really do love it! Smiley it looks great in red!
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« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2005 04:38:15 PM »

I've loved this pattern for a while... maybe I will try it at some point! though do some ribbing or something at the botton, I don't like how it rolls up.

I really didn't like the idea of it rolling either and blocked like a mad woman.  After a couple washings, it still does not roll. 
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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2005 10:43:43 PM »

Oh it's really pretty! I have long arms and a long torso, good to know the issues you ran into. I wanted to make this someday but I wasn't sure about the torso length (all my sweaters/shirts are too damn short!).
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