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« on: August 25, 2008 02:39:18 PM »

I'm not a lacy girl.  I'm not really a bandwagon girl.  For some reason this sweater called to me and I decided it was worth trying out.  This is actually the first sweater my husband was really impressed with (though I must admit this was after he had some beers during fantasy football draft, but still...), and I've knit a LOT of sweaters.  Pretty easy knit, and I'm quite happy with it.  It'll definitely be a staple in my wardrobe.

Pattern:  February Lady Sweater http://www.flintknits.com/blog/?p=151
Yarn: 3.75 skeins of 100purwool 3 ply merino in Tostada colorway (LOVE this yarn - so soft)
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Mods: I worked raglan increases until I had 235 stitches and then did 17 M1 increases (for less visible body increases than YOs) to get up to the 252 stitches needed for the smallest size.
Buttons: Fabulous find at Stitches Midwest.  Finding these is what made me finish up this sweater.









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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008 02:50:37 PM »

That sweater is absolutly gorgeous!!!! Great job!!! and i absolutely LOVE those buttons ( i'm addicted to collecting them)


after seeing how good this sweater has turned out i'm definitely going to give it a try!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008 03:04:42 PM »

That's awesome! It makes me want to knit. And I looooove the color...and the buttons...and the sleeves...yeah, all of it!
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008 03:07:46 PM »

That is gorgeous!!  I love the color and the way it fits on you.  This is the first version I've seen that makes me want to knit it myself!!  Do you mind if I ask how much ease there you have in your version? 

Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008 03:11:53 PM »

WOW! this is magazine worthy! looks amazing! Perfect infact!
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008 03:34:22 PM »

Beautiful Stitching, and Fits Perfectly.  Amazing!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008 03:50:12 PM »

I am soooo adding this to my list...

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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2008 03:50:27 PM »

oh i love it!  i either have to figure out how to knit, or figure out how to do this in crochet!  great project.
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CrafterInIL
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2008 04:24:31 PM »

Aww, thanks all!  I think I was really lucky that I found buttons that pulled it all together for me.

Regarding ease, I'd say that I ended up with it fitting pretty much right on or with one inch of negative ease.  Garter is so stretchy and the lace is flowy.  It doesn't feel baggy though, well except for the sleeves.  I can get my final measurements if that'd be helpful. 

For anyone thinking about knitting this one, mine grew about 4 inches with blocking - the lace really does grow!
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2008 04:37:05 PM »

Wow, it looks picture perfect! Great work -- thanks for sharing.
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