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« Reply #160 on: March 27, 2007 06:18:11 PM »

Beautiful!!
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« Reply #161 on: March 27, 2007 07:10:15 PM »

Looks great on you!  I love the color too:)
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« Reply #162 on: March 28, 2007 08:03:15 AM »

Fregolina that sweater is gorgeous and does wonders for your gigure. I need one in every colour!
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« Reply #163 on: March 28, 2007 10:59:55 AM »

Everyone's finished wraps are gorgeous!  I bought the SNB:N book just for this sweater.  Got the yarn (Lion Brand microspun in fuschia), knitted the whole thing up and then started seaming and it looks terrible.  I really suck at seaming, so I ended up putting it away and now it's been sitting in my bag unseamed for a year.  Embarrassed  Seeing all the beautiful sweaters makes me want to try to finish it again, I'll have to yank it back out and see what I can do.
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« Reply #164 on: March 28, 2007 03:23:33 PM »

Thanks girls! I'm blushing  Cheesy

DoulaLindsey- good seaming takes practice, and lots of light! It really helps to keep track of your rows while doing mattress stitch, because more rows on one piece than another will take a little calculation to seam up (but it isn't impossible). Moreover, if you aren't happy with the seaming, don't be scared to pull it all out and start over! I had to redo the seaming on one raglan, and also the whole neck band, until I figured out the right amount of stitches to pick up.

I never thought of a sweater in microspun- the finished product would end up with really great drape, right? I've never knit anything with it, but I heard that it won't stretch. Is that true?
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« Reply #165 on: March 29, 2007 01:45:15 PM »

fragolina_piccolina: you're sweater is gorgeous. Did you have to alter anything from the pattern? I heard that the finished sweater arm lengths are kind of short and your sleeves look more fitted than the one in the book.
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« Reply #166 on: March 29, 2007 07:06:31 PM »

PlayCrackTheSky- I made lots of alterations!

I had thicker yarn on size 5 needles, so I used a gauge multiplier to determine how many sts would be needed. Then, I subtracted to be able to use the lace pattern, plus 2 edge sts. I decreased the same amount as called for in the pattern, but increased 1 less st. The armholes were worked almost exactly. For the front pieces, I changed the decreases to compensate for fewer sts. The sleeves were an entirely different shape (as you noticed!).

For those, I cast on a small amount of sts, just big enough to fit my hand through (but still using multiple of... I think 8+2?). I increased 1 st on each side on lace repeat #4, 7, 10, 11 & 12, then cast off for the armpits on rows 9 &10 of pattern repeat 13. Then, I decreased in the same way as for the other raglan tops. Ta-da! formfitting and full-length sleeves (well, at least for my short arms! If you want to size them to fit, just keep working and comparing to your arm length until you're satisfied).
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« Reply #167 on: March 30, 2007 02:23:11 PM »

PlayCrackTheSky- I made lots of alterations!

I had thicker yarn on size 5 needles, so I used a gauge multiplier to determine how many sts would be needed. Then, I subtracted to be able to use the lace pattern, plus 2 edge sts. I decreased the same amount as called for in the pattern, but increased 1 less st. The armholes were worked almost exactly. For the front pieces, I changed the decreases to compensate for fewer sts. The sleeves were an entirely different shape (as you noticed!).

For those, I cast on a small amount of sts, just big enough to fit my hand through (but still using multiple of... I think 8+2?). I increased 1 st on each side on lace repeat #4, 7, 10, 11 & 12, then cast off for the armpits on rows 9 &10 of pattern repeat 13. Then, I decreased in the same way as for the other raglan tops. Ta-da! formfitting and full-length sleeves (well, at least for my short arms! If you want to size them to fit, just keep working and comparing to your arm length until you're satisfied).

So much mods! It looks like it was worth it though. I love the color of your "Lucky."
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tigger
« Reply #168 on: January 26, 2008 01:17:55 PM »

HELP I started the lucky and my clovers are coming out totally wonky, is there anyone that can walk me through the 12 repeat pattern?

I know i'm hopeless right  Grin
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Lady Lazarus
« Reply #169 on: February 03, 2009 10:23:56 AM »

Can anyone help me too? T___T  My gauge is fine, but on the back I can't work out how to knit the stitches so they line up. It's odd as the gauge version without decreases is fine, but as soon as I start trying it to work with the decreases it goes crazy.

 Tigger, this will be a case of the blind leading the blind, and very late! but a few common mistakes/hints  I worked out are:

1. Do it slowly as possible and count it carefully.
2. Do you have the first snb book? they have diagrams for all the decreases there.




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