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« on: April 30, 2008 04:49:16 PM »


What started out as a bag full of assorted grey yarn from the Op Shop....
...ended up as a really warm jumper, in readiness for our cold Aussie winter!
It was knitted top down on size 6mm needles, following the basic raglan instructions in Barbara Walker's 'Knitting from the Top'  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008 04:57:07 PM »

Wow I really like! Looks cozy for the winter!
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008 05:48:07 PM »

Very pretty!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2008 05:53:12 PM »

oh, wow!  that had a really cool effect!  did you have to adjust at all for the thickness of each yarn?
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2008 06:00:57 PM »

Lovely!  The color pattern is subtle and very pretty.

did you have to adjust at all for the thickness of each yarn?

I'm curious about this as well.  (It looks like you have different weights in your bag of yarn.)  It turned out really well!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2008 06:01:17 PM »

Very Nice!
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2008 07:18:11 PM »

Oooh, it's so pretty! Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2008 08:08:31 PM »

that is so awesome!

I especially love whatever gave that kinda fuzzy zig-zaggy pattern!

does it feel awkward because the materials are different?

&hearts; Andi
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2008 10:17:35 PM »

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did you have to adjust at all for the thickness of each yarn?

I'm curious about this as well.  (It looks like you have different weights in your bag of yarn.)  It turned out really well!  Cheesy

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I especially love whatever gave that kinda fuzzy zig-zaggy pattern!

does it feel awkward because the materials are different?

Thanks for all of the comments  Smiley
Yes, all of the yarns were different weights ... I started with the thickest one (about a 12 ply/chunky/bulky) and used size 6mm needles. I then either doubled or tripled the other yarns to give a similar gauge ... the zig zaggy one in the middle was the only other one that I used singularly ... I added some waist shaping darts anyway, but I thought that using a thinner yarn would help with the waist shaping, and with it being a fluffy wool yarn, it tends to stick to my t-shirt, and hold it's shape really nicely ... I made the last grey slightly thicker than the rest, to give it some weight at the bottom to allow for all of the other different yarns.
I did think that it may be awkward to wear, but really, it fits and feels great  Smiley
It was heaps fun to knit, and now I know that it works, I can't wait to make more  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2008 11:45:50 PM »

Thanks for the construction info!  I have not knit a sweater yet, but I am filing your info away for future use!  (I would love to make a sweater like this someday.)  I especially like the idea of using thinner yarn at the waist, where the shaping is done, and thicker at the bottom for weight.  The shape is lovely.
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