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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2009 11:51:48 AM »

I may have to try this, I've been trying to destash alot, does anyone making the sweater think that 4 strands of simply soft would work? or 2 strands simply soft and 2 strands red heart super saver? I'll have to see it I have the right needles.
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2009 12:41:41 PM »

I'm using 9mm needles, 3 strands of DK and one strand of a thin sock yarn.
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2009 01:54:04 PM »

I'm using 9mm needles, 3 strands of DK and one strand of a thin sock yarn.

Thanks for posting your photos!

You're knitting with 4 strands at once. When I read the phrase "one thread of each yarn working double" on the pattern, I thought this meant one of each, 2 strands total. Am I reading this correctly? (I'll be buying yarn for it so I want to get the right amount).
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2009 02:56:02 PM »

Yes you read it correctly, but I'm using slightly smaller needles and I went stash diving to get yarn, so I just put together enough strands to get the correct gauge.
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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2009 06:08:03 PM »

Question about yarn:  Is everyone using wool?  I really don't have a lot of wool for some reason in my stash, I have a lot of acrylic.  Would that work?  I'm worried about the stretch and lack there of.  Thoughts?
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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2009 06:31:28 PM »

I'm writing the pattern down but I think I'm missing something, how do you make the front? I'm just missing where it says how to do that? I a little lost.
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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2009 07:22:02 PM »

wow, so its size 16 needles?  is that right?  on bulky yarn?  girl, you could def knit that in 3 hours!

i would like to knit it too.  but im confused.  size 16 needles?  what is the yarn weight?  i need help.  thats the most confusing part of knitting to me.  lol.
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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2009 07:35:15 PM »

I'm writing the pattern down but I think I'm missing something, how do you make the front? I'm just missing where it says how to do that? I a little lost.

The sweater appears to be knit in one big piece, so you start at the back and move up front, if that makes sense. Someone on the first page of the postings had noted the specific  shape it takes.

Also an answer to HandsyMalone- You can certainly use acrylic; it's what I was planning to use along with whatever wool bits I had in my stash. The sweater should bear up well if you use acrylic or wool, or some blend thereof. It's got wide ribbing at the bottom so it should stretch enough using either.
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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2009 07:44:48 PM »

I completely get it now thanks for the help, I have now cast on and I have the first 5" of ribbing done but I'm going to make it a little longer because I like longer sweaters and I think it will be easiest to add to the ribbing. I'm using 3 strands of ss and size 15 needles
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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2009 08:23:08 PM »

I am SO down with this. I need an instant gratification project right now to jump start me. Off to find what I can use! I think I have enough bits and pieces of bulky yarn to make a kind of crazy, multicoloured version of this..
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