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« on: May 07, 2009 03:55:35 PM »

It was way easier than I thought it would be. Used Knitting Pretty's "Simple Sweater" pattern and Bernat's Alpaca/Acrylic Blend yarn. I've been doing basic knitting for about 5 years now and figured sooner or later I should try a sweater! This pattern is so easy (it's knit entirely in the round) I wish I tried it earlier. Only issue I had were gaping holes in the armpits which I can probably fix. Start to finish I could have probably done the whole thing in a weekend. Only bummer is now it's 100 outside so I can't wear it yet!

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009 03:59:19 PM »

It was way easier than I thought it would be. Used Knitting Pretty's "Simple Sweater" pattern and Bernat's Alpaca/Acrylic Blend yarn. I've been doing basic knitting for about 5 years now and figured sooner or later I should try a sweater! This pattern is so easy (it's knit entirely in the round) I wish I tried it earlier. Only issue I had were gaping holes in the armpits which I can probably fix. Start to finish I could have probably done the whole thing in a weekend. Only bummer is now it's 100 outside so I can't wear it yet!

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009 07:52:44 AM »

Congrats on your first sweater! Don't worry, you'll probably be psyched to wear it when cool weather comes again! And you could always bring it with you to a place that blasts A/C or wear it at night in the summer when it can be a lot cooler  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009 07:48:52 AM »

Nice job!
I have not attempted a sweater yet, and I've been knitting
for about 8 years!
You give me courage to try (when cool weather returns  Smiley
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