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Topic: Seija Set and modified Knot Ugly uh... mini-cardigan?  (Read 2775 times)
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« on: August 13, 2008 02:39:32 PM »

I've had this book forever, and I made one of these projects a long time ago, so I figured I'd finally find some pics and post what I got!

The first one is a Seija Set in bright colors for my still-in-utero neice(!)  I used black, hot pink, and baby pink.  I think my sister liked it when I gave it to her.





And here's the Knot Ugly Shrug... except it's not a shrug, LOL.  I wanted something with buttons because the cover-ups that tie in the front at the bustline look *terrible* on me.  I made it for the express purpose of going to the Vatican to wear with my sundress when I studied abroad in Italy.  (You can't have exposed shoulders in the Basilica.)  So anyway, this is really the only picture I have of it.  I made the sleeves full-length, and it actually buttons down all the way even though only the top one is buttoned in the picture.



For my first crocheted article of clothing (other than hats and scarves) I think it came out pretty good. Smiley

Comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008 03:18:52 PM »

I love the braided trim piece thingy (lol... don't know what to call it!), it's such a neat finishing touch. I'll have to try that sometime.

I saw your photo before I read the description and I was totally "That's the Vatican!" Smiley Awesome work.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008 03:12:33 PM »

Thanks  Smiley

Yeah Vatican!
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008 07:25:33 AM »

those are awesome!!!! i love what u did with the shrug pattern i like that better:) what a lucky girl to go to italy someday i might get there
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008 03:33:37 PM »

great job on both the baby items and the "shrug". The "shrug" looks good on you.

Could you explain what changes you made to the shrug to get this mini-cardi? I would like to make one like yours.
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008 06:13:32 PM »

great job on both the baby items and the "shrug". The "shrug" looks good on you.

Could you explain what changes you made to the shrug to get this mini-cardi? I would like to make one like yours.

Thank you!

I made the mini-cardigan over a year ago, so forgive my bad memory, haha.  I'll try to explain what I remember...  So, in the Happy Hooker book, there's the diagram for the Knot Ugly Shrug that gives the measurements and everything.  What I did was ignore the parts labeled "left front" and "right front."  Instead I made a piece almost identical to the part labeled "back" but I split it down the middle so that it would be open.  I did the lining like on the Simple Shrug and added vertical buttonholes (basically ch 3 while skipping over 3 sc).  I'm pretty sure I shaped the neck according to the instructions.  So I think that's about it.  I just kinda winged it and it seemed to work.  When the mini-cardi lies on a flat surface, it looks boxy, so I guess that's how you would know if you were doing it right or not.  If you have any questions, let me know!
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008 04:22:47 PM »

Thank You! I'm going to get my book out and look over the directions. I think I can do this  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2008 11:46:29 AM »

I love this and I'm starting my own set... although for whom I'm not quite sure...

If anyone wants to start a CAL... I'm going to start one and here's the link:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=266966.0
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