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cynalune
« on: January 20, 2009 12:54:10 PM »

Last week I destroyed my comfy sweater. Clearly I needed a new one.
And here it is  Smiley it's a seamless, topdown raglan sweater

I'm happy because I tried short rows bust darts for the first time and, though they're far from perfect, they work.
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009 01:02:14 PM »

I love this!  The color is great, and edging on the neck and sleeves is great!

Did you do this from a pattern, or is it your own design?  I'd love a copy of the pattern if you don't mind sharing Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009 01:03:08 PM »

Lovely and well done ! You did a great work ! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009 01:10:08 PM »

That is beautiful you did a great job. 

I love the sleeves.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009 01:15:15 PM »

You did a lovely job.
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cynalune
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009 01:18:24 PM »

thank you Smiley
I made it based on this tutorial : http://www.io.com/~cortese/crafts/raglan.html except I lowered the neckline and only did the raglan increases every three rows;  and when  the sleeves were elbow length, I made an increase per stitch to get the bell shape.
Also I added dart busts thanks to this pdf file : http://pursuitoffiber.com/PDFs/bust_dart_tutorial.pdf ; it is for knitting but it works with crochet  Smiley
And there is a bit of waist shaping, also it's not apparent here
The edging is based on another one I wasn't able to do, so I made a variation  Grin

I can try to decipher my work notes but it will be difficult as I tend to doodle on them and I changed a lot of details while making the sweater.
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009 04:29:38 PM »

That is scrumptious.  It's lovely.  I have yet to make any kind of sweater, but your is enough to prompt jealous desires.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009 04:28:08 AM »

That is BEAUTIFUL  Grin I particularly like the bell sleeves
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009 06:53:43 AM »

What a great sweater!  I still don't have the nerve to try to make a sweater... soonI think, as you have inspired me!
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009 09:38:42 AM »

Wow, that turned out so beautiful, and I absolutely love the color! It looks so great on you!!
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