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Topic: BoobHolder/Mini Sweater KAL?  (Read 4333 times)
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Ashik0
« on: April 08, 2005 08:42:11 PM »

Oooh! I know this pattern has been around for a while, so maybe I've missed the whole lot of people wanting to knit this pattern, but I love it!
Anyone want to join me? I'll host it and care for the Knit Along and stuff, all you have to do is knit this gorgeous little sweater  
http://www.glampyre.com
 http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id62.html
Anyone?!
I posted on the Knitty boards, too. This is a pretty casual KAL, I'll say. No deadlines, thoguh it would be nice if we all kind of started around the same time. I've already started, as has NonoKitty off the Knittyboards...Someone join us?! Cheesy
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wizkid
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2005 12:29:52 AM »

There's a board about this sweater over on 'Completed Projects.'


AAAnnnnnddd

Since I've already started, I'm definately in!

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legallyblonde
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2005 11:29:44 AM »

I'm in! I have some Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece that I've been wanting to use for this.  It will require recalculating gauge but I like how this yarn looks knit up and the color so it will be worth it.

I haven't started yet but will try to cast on in the next few days.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2005 01:32:22 PM »

As soon as I finish Cleaves from Knitty, I'm planning on starting this pattern. I have some awesomely gaudy Red Heart Kids in blue & lime green. Hurray!
Thanks for posting this knit-a-long! I'd love to join.
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lisascenic
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2005 03:13:23 PM »

You'll really enjoy this sweater.  Making it is a bit of a magic trick, but very satisfyling when it "clicks."

My words of advice:

Read through the many postings about this sweater.  TRY IT ON! Take the sweater off your needles, and put it on a lenght of scrap yarn and try it on.  Repeat several times!  Finally, there's a bit of internet weirdness that you should be aware of.  On the website, there is a link that says something like "for the busty gals."  When you've printed out your instructions, this will [bnot][/b] be an obvious link, and may be confusing.  And finally, I'm not personally sold on Glampyre's approach to the trim.  Too many ends to weave in!

But this sweater is very clever, and looks cute as hell.  It knits up in no time, and doesn't cost much!   What more could you ask for?
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2005 04:13:06 PM »

I'm actually knitting one of these for hawaiilove, as soon as the yarn arrives! Any suggestions for knitting it for someone who can't try it on? She sent me bust and arm measurements and I plan on measuring obsessively...I don't think I can do anything more than that.
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lisascenic
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2005 04:31:54 PM »

Staralee -- Did you get a measurement that shows the distance from where the neck meets the shoulders to the bottom of the armpit?  (That will be your "raglan seam" the line between the front section and the arm section.  You may want to know that length so you know when to separate the arm from the body of the sweater.  You may also want a measurement  from the base of the neck to the bottom of the bustline,to let you know how long to make the sweater.

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Ashik0
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2005 06:57:30 PM »

Cooool. Well, I've set up a blog at blogger (minisweater.blogspot.com)..But I can't get into the blogger admin to send invites or anything yet, which is sooo annoying. Blooger's prolly on some suicidal rampage, we can only hope it finally dies....I'll stop.
But yeah, so...Uhm, I've never invited anyone to a blog before, but it seem I'll need your email address? Just PM me or email me at noirlutin(AT)hotmail(DOT)com.
For those who wont get gauge, I don' think it'll be that hard to make it work for you. Very simple to put together...Should be good Cheesy
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legallyblonde
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2005 09:29:45 AM »

Yesterday ended up being a lazy day where I didn't do anything (needed after the week I had!) and went ahead and cast on for this. I didn't expect to get much done but I'm almost done with the raglan increases. I have a couple more rows to do then I'll try it on again.  I hadn't looked closely at the pattern before starting and was really happy to see that I didn't have to do much adjusting for my smaller gauge.  I just cast on a few more stitches and am doing the increases the same as the pattern, adding a few more rows until it fits.

It's an interesting design, once you figure out what exactly she is doing with it!
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2005 10:01:11 PM »

I have a huge stash of leftover yarn Id like to use up so will ~maybe~ make  a boobholder minisweater out of them, so-count me in for the knit along.. Back soon...hopefully with a picture and a success story but nice to know yall be here it I need ya- My First posting on craftster!
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Ashik0
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2005 11:53:05 PM »

Just PM me with your email address and I'll send you an invite Cheesy
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hillsmel
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2005 12:48:47 AM »

I'm in! Got my circs today... this will be this weekends project. hehe, so excited.
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Roe
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2005 12:04:48 PM »

wow, i didn't know there was a knit-a-long for this. i guess i thought the one in the completed projects was a knit-a-long. Yeah! I'm in once i figure out the right gauge. i have cascade 220 that i want to use and the lovely ladies over at the completed projects minisweater post said i could use anything just as long as i cast on the right stitches. So once i figure this out i'll be rolling. Anybody know what the beginning of this sweater is, the neck maybe? I've casted on for this and frogged it a couple of times already. I don't want to have to frog again!

good luck gals,
roe
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2005 12:59:25 PM »

You're casting on the top of the 'sweater'--so it's the front flaps, the shoulders and the back neck part, your increase rows make it look like raglan sleeves and then after you've knit to where the sleeves would come out from the sweater (at the armpit)you separate the sleeves from the front and back body portions
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Roe
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2005 02:41:42 PM »

Okay it's making a lot more sense now. Thanks!

roe
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apandalee
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2005 04:38:35 PM »

Sorry I posted this in the other thread too, but I'm up to this part in the pattern and want to continue badly, but will mess it up if I do. Argh.

"Row 15, work increase row as normal, but increase five stitches evenly over both sleeve sections."

I'm really confused where and how to put these extra increases. Between the first and second markers is the sleeve right??

Also:

"Row 17:  work increase row as normal, working sleeve sections as k3 m1, k3 m1, etc. over both sleeve."

Huh? So i do all the regular increases but also k3 m1 k3 m1 the WHOLE way, except the garter stitch border I'm assuming??? What if this pattern doesn't work evenly over my number of stitches? Does that mean I screwed up??

Argh sorry for my ignorance, but this is the first thing I've made that's not a scarf, and its confusing!!!.
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Ashik0
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2005 07:15:01 PM »

"Row 15, work increase row as normal, but increase five stitches evenly over both sleeve sections." I increased four on the right side row, and then one right in the middle on the purl row.
"Row 17:  work increase row as normal, working sleeve sections as k3 m1, k3 m1, etc. over both sleeve."
You knit 3, m1 across the sleeves only. This helps make them puffy. I think it works evenly the first tiem, but not the sconds...Or something, I'm not sure. It's not too big a deal though, don't worry!
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apandalee
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2005 09:36:54 AM »

Sorry one more question,

Glampyre makes it sound like you are only using 3 pieces of waste yarn when you try the sweater on, cuz she says put the body on a piece of yarn and the two sleeves each on a piece of yarn. I thought you would need 5 pieces of yarn, for the frontish part, the sleeves, and the body. But then I don't really understand how this sweater works =(
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lisascenic
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2005 10:29:46 AM »

You thread one long piece of yarn through all the "body" parts -- the front, the back, the other side of the front.  You thread one piece through each arm. 

This pattern needs illustrations!  It is really easy once you "see" it!
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2005 05:26:08 PM »

hey apandalee, you can put each sleeve on its own piece and then all the body sections go together on one piece. so that's 3 pieces total. make sense?
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apandalee
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2005 08:34:27 PM »

thanks for all your help guys!
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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2005 02:06:15 PM »

I'll get in on this!

Hi everyone!

I started this sweater a couple days ago, and I THINK I finally get it. It took me a number of hours of grumbling, scouring the Completed Projects thread for clarification, and banging my fist on my desk before it became clear to me.

Anyway, I'll have to find a friend with a digital camera to post the results if they're not too embarassing. Good luck everyone!
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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2005 06:15:34 PM »

Um, I am confused when it says to increase by knitting into the stitch from the row below.  Is this the same as a bar increase?  And if not, how do I pick up the stitch?

Please help!
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« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2005 07:21:30 PM »

i've been doing m1 increases, i'm not sure if i was supposed to or not, but it gives it cool eyelet-like seams.  Smiley
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nevermore
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2005 11:37:11 AM »

Okay ... I just finished one of these, but after looking at all the finished pictures on the knitalong blog, I think I'm going to make another.  I'll have to go rummage through my yarn stash for some yarn, but I'm sure I can find something!
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