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CrafterInIL
« on: June 08, 2008 10:42:54 AM »

I'm addicted to sweater knitting...  I thought I'd share my recent FO that I'm very happy with. 

Pattern: modified version of Jared Flood's Cobblestone Sweater from Interweave Knits, Fall 2007.
Needle: US 6
Yarn: 4.25 skeins 100purewool.com worsted merino (LOVE this yarn - it's so soft)
Started: 5/26/08
Finished: 6/6/08
Mods:  I resized the pattern down for a bust/hip measurement of 33".  I also added some waist shaping.  I have my mods written out if anyone is interested. My mods are now in post #4.

This was a well-written pattern.  I knit men's versions twice, and it was easy to modify it down to my size.  This will definitely be a favorite sweater.

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Yoke close up (which is also the most accurate picture of the color):


Side view, which shows the garter stitch band and waist shaping:


Back:


Thanks for looking!  I'm happy to answer any questions on the mods made!
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008 10:47:47 AM »

That is really pretty. I love the colors in the yarn.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2008 10:58:33 AM »

I have been really wanting to make this in the girly size but I am not super awesome at knowing what to do to make it how I want in knitting. Crochet I can, but it's so different.

You did a beautiful job and the color is great Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2008 11:00:52 AM »

I have my mods written out if anyone is interested.

Oh, I didn't see that, I would definitely be interesting in seeing detailed mods Tongue I would love to take a crack at it all girlied. I would like to make one for my boy but he's not a sweater guy Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2008 11:09:33 AM »

Here are my notes (if you're on Ravelry, I'm Pugmama there and these notes are all written out).  You'll need the original pattern from IK.

Each size up of the Cobblestone pattern is a difference of 18 stitches, so Ive found that for the size I want with the gauge Im getting (17 stitches/inch in stockinette), Ill be going down to 140 for the main body.

For the body: CO 130 and work garter stitch for 1.5 (which was 6 garter ridges for me). Next knit round, increase 10 stitches evenly (every 13 stitches). Next round, P12, PM, K58, PM, P12, PM, K58 to EOR marker. I worked 5 paired decrease rounds (every 6th row), which decreased 20 stitches. Increased every 6th row back up to 140.

Sleeves - I cast on 34, knit 1.5 of garter stitch, increased to 40 stitches for stockinette portion. I needed to end up with 54 stitches total, so I increased 2 stitches every 14th round a total of 7 times.

Joining for yoke - I put the 12 underarm stitches on holders and joined the body and sleeves.  I completed the first group of short rows and first decrease round as in the pattern.  For the remained of the yoke, I just tried it on regularly to see if I was ready for a decrease or to work the short rows. I didnt follow the inches in the pattern, but I did work the decreases and short rows as written in the pattern, adjusting down the number of stitches necessary (when there was a difference of 3 stitches per size, I adjusted 6 stitches down from the smallest size, etc.).

I hope this is helpful - I'm happy to answer any questions.

Thanks for the nice comments!
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2008 11:41:15 AM »

gorgeous!  i'm working on the cobblestone for my husband right now, and i keep thinking how much i'd love one, too--thanks for the mods!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2008 11:43:03 AM »

Beautiful! I bet that will be your favorite sweater! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2008 12:54:33 PM »

Holy crap thats amazing!!!

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2008 01:44:21 PM »

it looks great.   Cheesy  really cozy.  but its like 90 out where I am today.   Grin ;
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2008 02:41:00 PM »

it looks great.   Cheesy  really cozy.  but its like 90 out where I am today.   Grin ;

Ha - here too.  It was a very quick photo shoot!

Thanks for all of the sweet comments - I'm just a little sad that I have to put it away until fall!
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2008 02:43:40 PM »

wow this is so cute! It's looks really good with the variegated yarn too. good job. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2008 03:28:44 PM »

how gorgeous! it fits your body perfectly and the yarn looks great. awesome job!
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2008 04:18:29 PM »

I love this pattern and have wanted to make one for myself. And that yarn! So awesome.
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2008 09:40:45 PM »

This has got to be my most favorite knitted sweater I've ever seen. I'm soooo freaking jealous! I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO KNIT. Seriously, it's freaking cute. Let me know when you outgrow it  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2008 10:38:08 PM »

the sweater's great, but i LOVE the pug!
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2008 04:20:36 AM »

the sweater's great, but i LOVE the pug!

I have more of those too!  We have 3 and they always sneak into pictures!
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2008 06:21:58 AM »

Wow, that is so pretty! The colors are beautiful and it's really flattering to the figure. I really like this - must Wist!
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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2008 01:25:13 PM »

That is so cute. Great job.
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2008 06:13:57 PM »

Aboslutely beautiful, and fits you a dream!
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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2008 09:18:51 PM »

I never even thought about making a girly version of this pattern.  Yours looks great.  I love the color.
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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2008 09:38:14 PM »

I really like your version. Very nice. Thanks so much for posting your modifications.
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2008 12:17:01 AM »

The color turned out GORGEOUS, and the shaping is excellent! Well-done!
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« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2008 07:18:59 AM »

It's beautiful and fits you perfectly.  I love the colour, too.
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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2008 11:28:54 AM »

Your sweater is so cool, and fits you perfectly.  I love the look of it.  I'm ready to try and knit it girly-style (thank you for the mods).  However, I'm already stuck with this part- ( I worked 5 paired decrease rounds (every 6th row), which decreased 20 stitches. Increased every 6th row back up to 140.)
Can you explain this part?  thank you so much and excellent job on that sweater!
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« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2008 12:10:59 PM »

Your sweater is so cool, and fits you perfectly.  I love the look of it.  I'm ready to try and knit it girly-style (thank you for the mods).  However, I'm already stuck with this part- ( I worked 5 paired decrease rounds (every 6th row), which decreased 20 stitches. Increased every 6th row back up to 140.)
Can you explain this part?  thank you so much and excellent job on that sweater!


Thanks again to everyone for the nice comments - they're really appreciated!

Jakkeblue - re the waist shaping, what I did was knit until I was ready to start waist shaping, which was about 4 inches, and then I worked the decreases right against the garter panels, but not into it.  So my first decrease round was on a knit round - K12 garter panel stitches, K2Tog, knit to 2 stitches before next marker, SSK, K12 garter stitches, K2Tog, knit to 2 stitches before next marker, SSK.  These paired decreases caused the decreases to lean up to the garter panel, which I thought looked nice.  I then knit 5 rounds as per the pattern and did another decrease round.  I did 5 decrease rounds total - each round decreases 4 stitches. 

I then worked 7 or so rounds without any shaping and moved to increases - K12 garter panel stitches, M1R, knit to next marker, M1L, slip marker and K12 garter stitches, M1R, knit to next marker, M1L.  Worked 5 rounds as per pattern, and worked another increase round.  Work a total of 5 increase rounds until you're back to 140 stitches.

I hope that's clear - let me know if you have any questions!
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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2008 01:11:40 PM »

Oh, ok, that makes sense!  Thank you so much for the explanation.  Jackie
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« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2008 02:37:36 PM »

This is beautiful!  I love the girly-fied sweater and now I want to make one!!  Great idea!  I never would have thought to modify a guy sweater for a girl!
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