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« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2005 12:55:17 PM »

Well, I'm just a big copycat.  Here's my version - a mother's day present, modeled by mom -


I used the same yarn as Tere, but in 'natural' I dyed the sweater after it was all made with Kool-Aid.  I was trying for a true blue, dip-dyed effect and ended up with a turquoise, slightly uneven effect.  But my mom likes it, 'cause she's my mom!

I also changed all the ribbing to seed stitch and only cast on the number of stitches you're supposed to have *after* changing to stockinette, because seed stitch has a gauge more similar to stockinette than to ribbing.
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« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2005 01:03:39 PM »

c'est tres, TRES, mignonne!. i love it! oh and for those of you who don't know french..sorry. it means "it's very, VERY, cute!"
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« Reply #42 on: June 02, 2005 04:41:03 AM »

 Its perfect!! I love it--you did a great job. The colour turned out beautifully, and it fits your mom so well!! And needless to say your seams are WAY neater than mine. How did you find the pattern overall?

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« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2005 07:04:46 AM »

Thanks, Tere!  Merci, bananas (mes parents habitent en Belgique)! 
I found the pattern pretty quick to work up.  It was one of those 'how is this thing going to work?' patterns, though.  I found the idea of the totally straight sides very odd.  But it all works out when you put it on!  I actually had it all made and finished in cream for about a month or two before I dyed it.  The only imperfection in mine is that i wasn't quite sure how to make the 3 needle bind off work for seed stitch, so the collar seam has a pair of stockinette rows.  But I don't think that matters too much. 
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