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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2005 10:47:02 AM »

I'm getting married in October and I'm having a very "I do" heavy weddding.  My mom is making one for me in double stranded Kidsilk Haze and I'm making one for each of my 4 bridesmaids in Patons Classic Wool Merino on 5mm/ US 8 needles.  I've knitted up one (still need to seam/block/weave in ends) of the 4 already and I'm to about row 55 of the first sleeve of my second, and I've only been working on them for about 8 or 9 days!  They're way faster than I thought.  I was afraid I'd signed myself up for way more than I could handle, but it's actually going really well.

Wow, that's ambitious! Are you doing the bell sleeves or have you managed to reduce the width of the sleeves? Just wondering how many to cast on...
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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2005 10:15:10 AM »

I'm doing the bell sleeves, so I'm just following the pattern.  If you want the sleeves to be straight (not fitted) cast on the amount that you would have after the decreases (48 for size small) and just do the right number of repeats before you start increasing at the elbow.  If you want them tight at the wrist, my first guess would be to cast on 1 repeat less than that elbow number ( so 36 for small) and do the increases at the right interval to end up with the right 'elbow number' after the right number of repeats.

Shrug #1 is all seamed and ends are all woven in, still needs blocking
Shrug #2 first half is done, second half I'm on about the 15th decrease row
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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2005 11:19:41 AM »

I'm so in love with this pattern.. I just don't know if I'm brave enough to try it..
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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2005 01:14:42 PM »

I too am really enjoying this pattern - I'm just about to the shoulder on the first sleeve.  I've made the sleeves shorter and cast on fewer stitches to make the flared hems a bit smaller:



I'm making the small, so I cast on 72 stitches instead of 84 to start off with.  I'm using Classic Elite Premiere, which is a cotton/tencel blend that is very soft and nice to work with.
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« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2005 06:49:09 AM »

gloriana, your photo just inspired me to get off my butt and stop procrastinating this project.  Black looks great (i had been debating about what color to try it in) and i think i'm going to be a copycat and do it.  thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2005 07:01:17 AM »

no problem.  Smiley  I'll look forward to seeing your black I Do...
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2005 09:00:51 AM »

man... i loved this pattern... how hard is it for those with little lace experience?  i made the branching out scarf and loved the challenge.  i showed my husband the pattern and unfortunately, the point of shrugs is completely lost on him. 
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« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2005 01:07:58 PM »

I would say that if you've got some lace experience, definitely go for it.  The lace looks a lot more complex than it actually is.  I just finished the first half of mine yesterday and am loving it! 

Quick question for those of you who finished it: did you block each half before grafting them together?  Or did you block them afterwards?  Thanks...
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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2005 06:08:10 AM »

I grafted first, then blocked.  It lets you make sure that the opening is the right size. 
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« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2005 12:45:41 PM »

I finished my I Do yesterday and wore it to work today.  I taught a 2 1/2 hour Shakespeare class, and then looked down at myself, only to see that it SHED all over me!  Not just a little bit.  Big clumps of black fuzz all over my pink shirt.  It even clumped under my arms, so I look like I have black pit hair.  GROSS.  So now I can't help but wonder if my students were just laughing at me the whole time.  It's like teaching a class with something big stuck between your teeth - only worse.  I used Classic Elite Premiere, a pima cotton/tencel blend - I had no idea it would shed this much.  I'm hoping that a trip through the washer will help cut down on it.  I feel like a real dork, though.  I haven't taken photos yet - I'll post some later, without fuzz.  Tongue
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