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« on: February 02, 2005 01:07:54 AM »

So I found this free Berrocco pattern while scouring the interweb for, well, free patterns the other day

http://www.berroco.com/188/188_tatania.html

I quite like the shape and ribbing and whatnot, although i'll probably make the sleeves much shorter (i.e. cap sleeves). The recommended yarn has been discontinued and I prefer acrylic anyway, so I'm thinking of doing this in Plymouth Encore D.K. ($1.50 at smileysyarns!) burgundy tweed.

Anyone care to join me?
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2005 05:13:43 PM »

I shouldn't.....too many....projects... .not....enough....t ime......

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2005 10:18:04 PM »

just to beat the dead horse named Knitting Is A Drug, this is my project list:

-Candy sweater
-Blaze sweater
-Tatania sweater
-black opera gloves
-modify the Barbara wrap top from Adriafil so that it turns into a close approximation of the Sarah shawl collared cardigan from whiteliesdesign.com
-Clover Lace Wrap from SNBN
-fishnets from SNBN
-vintage stockings (http://www.knitting-crochet.com/messto.html)
-http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=1107
-http://www.adriafil.com/html/img/riviste/mag31/modelli/file_istruzioni/uk/21.pdf
-http://www.adriafil.com/html/img/riviste/mag34/modelli/file_istruzioni/uk/08_oliviatop.pdf
-http://www.adriafil.com/html/img/riviste/mag33/modelli/file_istruzioni/uk/35sierrandina.pdf
-http://www.adriafil.com/html/img/riviste/mag30/modelli/file_istruzioni/uk/PAG3ING.PDF


dear god I can't believe i started this nonsense only a couple months ago....
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2005 06:15:01 PM »

It's always nice to have a justification for buying yarn. Went to the LYS and bought the yarn for this baby today. Now, as soon as my needles are freed up from their current burden, it's on to Tatania.

Mine is, in fact, going to be nice and multicoloured. The center horizontal ribbing will be a dark turqouisey teal colour, and the rest will be a mulberry colour. All in Plymouth Encore, which is the first "close to high end" yarn I've ever played with. Whee!
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2005 01:44:12 AM »

SCORE! So i won an ebay lot of 8 skeins of Bouquet Firecracker yarn a few days ago, but as Bouquet is canadian and Firecracker is a discontinued vintage yarn (or so i'm guessing from the labels), i could find absolutely no info on it before bidding. so i took a chance and bid anyway. the yarn has just arrived and not only is it lovelier than the picture made it out to be, i received 9 skeins instead of 8 and (this is the best part) it's the perfect yarn for this pattern: slightly different fiber content than the recommended discontinued yarn, but a wool blend nonetheless and with the exact same required gauge! i much prefer the color to that of the plymouth (delicious peacock blue with just the tiniest bit of magenta, yellow, and cyan fuzz). now all i need are some straight 7s. or, well..............h m. i have 6s And 8s, so hopefully i'll be able to get 8 sts per 1" with one of those.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2005 02:47:11 AM »

Ok, after I finish my third Tempting (this one for my mom, though my dad liked it so much I might have to make one for him, LOL)  and my Gigi, I might make this IF anyone thinks at least a good part of this can be made on circs because I abhor seaming. Looks like it could be made out of about any worsted weight yarn, too.
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2005 05:47:23 AM »

MY age may be showing, but I actually bought the original pattern booklet just to make this exact sweater (and later scored some 16 balls of pinky-purple SensuWool on eBay)! How can I not join you?
The pattern's very straightforward, and liberal use of stitch markers will make this a fairly mindless project.

Halfbaked cake, The back is just plain ribbing - go for it! I'm definitely doing mine circular as well.

Juniper13, Thanks for the inspiration! This will be a lovely contrast to my other knitalong! 

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2005 04:23:36 PM »

i'm thinking you can do this on circs all the way up to the armholes, leaving you with only shoulder seams and armholes (if you're not hacking off the sleeves like me) to seam.

on another note, apparently my yarn tension is such that i'd have to go get some 5s to get the reccomended gauge and then this would be thicker than i want. fuck that noise; that's what math is for. my st gauge is .9 of the recommended one, so i'll just adjust all the numbers slightly. oddly, my row gauge is 22 per 2" as compared to the recommended 15. wtf.....
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2005 06:33:25 PM »

I had to go up to size 8's. Finally cast this baby on. Quickly coming to the conclusion that my knitting is the best reason for me to lose weight (size large.....all those stitches....Oh my....)
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2005 10:14:32 PM »

hahahahaha i know what you mean. the fatness of ribbing makes me feel like i'm heavier than i am.

i cast on with the 6s and have decided to make the entire thing XS except for the front panel, which will have to be adjusted to be slightly larger for the sake of my chest. granted, if i don't adjust the stitches for the front panel it will just sort of end up larger (stupid fat gauge), but i'll work that out when i come to it. i'm going to make the scoopneck a bit lower as well, but since i'm only a couple inches into the back..............


yeah. we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2005 04:08:16 PM »

right, so, i've done 12" of the back and finally held it up against my back to see how i like the fit. i've noticed that 2x2 ribbing looks better on me when it's very stretched out, so yeah. this thing needs to be a little more than 1/2 my high hip measurement. while knitting it i kept thinking "hm. this seems a little wide when i stretch it at all......"

yeah. it barely stretches to make it from one side to the other across my back.


damn. it. i really don't want to frog this yarn not only because, well, that's 12" of progress down the drain, but because this yarn, being a wool blend with little fuzzy thread things sticking off of it, does Not like to come apart. getting it to pull out of the center of the skeins has been enough of a PITA. i can't even imagine how much it's going to fight me yanking it out of ribbing.
soooo...........i think the pattern and a calculator and i need to spend some *ahem* quality time together figuring out roughly how many stitches around this thing should be for optimal curve-showing-off-ness. then i will cast on the Front first, since that's really the part of me that's trickiest to fit clothes to.



tomorrow this will be only a memory.......
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2005 09:49:57 PM »

my calculator and I have discovered that to make this look best it would have to be an XXXXsmall, but the adjustable numbers give out and become zeros if I go any smaller than XXXsmall.

DAMMIT!

oh well. i am doing this to learn, after all. i just know i'm going to have oodles of fun with the shaping >.<

OODLES.
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2005 04:50:17 AM »

as i thought, the shaping is evil. i read the pattern, i look at the schematic, and it makes no sense. i know it probably doesn't help at all that i'm really modifying this thing, but still! rawr.

most specifically, the dec section of the front. i look at the schematic and LO! it looks like increasing. not decreasing. oh well. i'm just going to increase it and worse comes to worst i'll end up frogging things. whee, but nothing i'm not familiar with.
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2005 07:15:29 PM »

Well, if all else fails, wouldn't using a thinner yarn help with the sizing issues? Or maybe I'm just odd. But it would be worth looking into, I'd think.

Oh well. I've got 9 inches of the back done, and one skein gone. I'm actually thinking it's going to be a little too large on me....but there is no way in hell I'm frogging this thing now.

Better large then small, I guess. Unlike some, I'm just too damn stubborn.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2005 04:35:44 PM »

just to beat the dead horse named Knitting Is A Drug, this is my project list:
-modify the Barbara wrap top from Adriafil so that it turns into a close approximation of the Sarah shawl collared cardigan from whiteliesdesign.com
Perhaps this will help move that project along more quickly...http://www.softmemories.com/AntiqueCrochet/free/index.htm It's crocheted, but it's pretty much the pattern(Click on 'Draped Bed Jacket).
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2005 09:38:40 PM »

i wonder if i can find a crochet-to-knit generator thing......


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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2005 02:11:06 AM »

right, sooo...........i'm almost done with the front. i held it up to me to see how much more.........er.... .....strap... i had to knit, and realized that i want the middle section to be about 3" narrower than it is. the overall width of the piece is fine, but part of what makes that center horizontal ribbing so flattering is that is mimics princess seams.


oh god, i'm going to end up frogging ALL OF IT. but i think i'd rather start over than end up with a sweater i'm not perfectly happy with.


and today was going so well...........
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2005 11:51:29 PM »

i ended up starting over on the front  Undecided

fortunately it went faster than i expected and is now done. i should start on the back (again), but it occurs to me that i have a birthday present to make for my only friend. i shall whip that up and then get back to the.......er....... .back.


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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2005 02:51:37 PM »

HOKAY. the present for Frankie is done, and i'm halfway through with the back. bloody tedious 2x2 rib..........

my hands don't like this forced pace. i think i may have to not knit today.
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2005 02:07:54 PM »

The back is coming along, slowly but surely. Then...on to the front. And the sleeves.

It would have been done right now had I had enough money to buy all the yarn at once. Oh dear, dear, dear.

The problems of knitting on a budget.
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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2005 03:09:27 PM »

i'm done! i just need to stop being so lazy and take a bloody picture of it.......
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yay! minimal effort!
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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2005 07:42:28 PM »

oh my gosh! that's so amazing! i love it!
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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2005 03:00:34 AM »

evidence of my addiction is everywhere: all the places i have been are infested with CYMB fizz. when i brush my teeth i find myself simultaneously flossing with magenta fibers.
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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2005 11:53:10 AM »

WOW!
It's so gorgeous!  It looks great on you.
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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2005 06:59:06 AM »

Juniper,
I noticed your "To do" list and I highly recommend that you do:
http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=1107
the off the shoulder sweater...i have almost finished it...i just have to go see my "Queen Knitter" so she can help me put it together.
But so far mine looks really good and it was easy and it didn't take that long.  The colour i picked was:
http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=satin  (it's called Sultana) ... but it looks much better in person.
Anyway, just thought i would let you know...i am going to see my "Queen Knitter" on March 24th to help me finish this sweater and a couple others (since i haven't learned yet how to "finish" sweaters).
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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2005 04:04:38 PM »

Oh, you beat me to it. I'm still not even done the back. Darnit. I need to find funds to get the rest of the yarn....My tatania is still waiting for me....hm.
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2005 10:29:21 AM »

I'm working on this pattern as well . . . .
My roommate saw it and fell in love with it.

Might I ask how you did the cap sleeves, juniperl13?

I was thinking about doing something similar.  I'll probably eventually do full lenth sleeves, but the back is done, and the front is nearly done - and if I did quick cap sleeves, she could wear it this weekend . . . .
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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2005 11:51:34 AM »

holy smoke! that is beautiful!!!! Did the pattern call for that shaping? It didn't look as shapely in the pattern photo. Also, please post how you adjusted the pattern for the sleeves! I love it!
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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2005 09:11:50 PM »

Well, I had to adjust it just to be the right size on me, and part of that was doing more decreases than it calls for around the waist and a few more increases at the top to acommodate my boobs. For the shoulder shaping I told the decrease directions to piss off and did increases every RS row instead. I did the same thing on the back so that it matches up with the placement of the increases on the front.



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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2005 09:10:03 AM »

That looks gorgeous, Juniper.
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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2005 07:31:15 AM »

OMG that's gorgeous, juniper!!!
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« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2008 05:23:03 AM »

OK, forgive me for digging up a long dead thread, however, I am casting this on tonight, and wondered if anyone modified the front ribbing design because I hear it pulls up and bunches kinda funny
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« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2008 07:48:23 PM »

I have 8" of the back done!
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« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2008 03:16:53 PM »

long time no post, but I now have 8" of the front done.. this is a slow project for me, I really miss my big yarn and needles.
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« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2008 01:33:22 PM »

I've reached the dreaded shoulders on the front....

and the pattern suddenly becomes a foriegn language!  going to set it aside a few days and see if a few days break brings clarity
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