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« Reply #60 on: September 27, 2009 01:24:12 AM »

Hot dawg! I actually finished the sweater this weekend, completely by accident! I ran out of yarn for another project and decided to start this one up with yarn at hand. A day later- sweaterage! I'll post the pictures soon.
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« Reply #61 on: September 27, 2009 07:53:11 PM »

Alright, here's the photos!


Here's what the body looks like knit up. In case anyone was confused by the lack of a 'front' section, you start at the back and work your way to the front, creating a neck in the middle. This is a more accurate picture for color; the others are washed out.


Some neck detail...yeah!


All finished and not blocked. I actually didn't block it, though it's a wee bit short and snug. Meh.


Here's a version I toyed around with- instead of couching the thread I tried braiding it and placing it around the neck. It looks good but I preferred the plain sweater. You know what would look awesome? If someone made a knitted ruffle. Not sure if it would look good with the chunky yarn, but ooh, ruffles!


This is the sweater I ultimately decided to go with; no neck detail.
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« Reply #62 on: September 27, 2009 10:19:16 PM »

EEEKK!  It is so cute.  You did a great job.  I also prefer it without the braid.  Man, this just motivates me even more to make this sweater myself.  As soon as I finish the sweater I already have on my needles (which is almost done) I am going to do this pattern.
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« Reply #63 on: September 28, 2009 12:35:46 AM »

Great work scifibimoncon8. looks really good and cute.
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« Reply #64 on: September 28, 2009 10:31:11 AM »

It does look good.  I was just doing math in my head, trying to figure out how many stitches I'd have to start with to get it to be the right size.  Double the stitches is too many. Maybe 1 1/2? If it measures 13-18 inches across (doubled, since there's a front and a back), starting with 42 stitches instead of 28 should make the finished measurements somewhere between 39-52 inches. Maybe. Not sure how that would affect the increases though.  I haven't actually messed with patterns for  garment knitting.  In part because I still haven't perfected a pattern for me in sewing, and I've been doing that a lot longer.  Wink
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« Reply #65 on: September 28, 2009 11:58:20 AM »

Well, the nice part is when you widen the body you also increase the sleeve size to match, and usually that works out just fine. I can fit into size 4 tops pretty easily, so I'd say if you're widening the pattern your math sounds about right. My only suggestion would be for a more fitted shape, you may want to add some short row shaping around the bust, or follow the increase normally at the waist, then add a bit more around the bust, decreasing at the sleeves, as the sweater's pretty much a tube shape that stretches a lot.
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« Reply #66 on: September 28, 2009 03:33:42 PM »

Hmmm....  while I have some short row tutes in my email inbox, I haven't actually done it yet.  Might be better off making this for my daughter, as she doesn't have the bust issues that I have.

Thanks for the tips!
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« Reply #67 on: October 09, 2009 08:43:21 PM »

This looks really cool. I've never made a sweater because I'm slow knitter, but this looks worth trying. I'm not sure about short sleeves though, my arms are always cold.
To make long sleeve, you'd just knit the sleeve bit longer in stockinette and then end in ribbing, right?
Also I looked up vintage sizing and nothing seems particularly consistent. My bust is just under 36" and some places say that this should fit fine, others say I should wear several sizes over 14 for vintage sizing. Can anyone who's finished measure flat across the sweater? I don't want one that's too tight.
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« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2009 08:27:03 AM »

Yes, for longer sleeves, just keep knitting until it's the length you want. If they're down to your wrist, you might want to dec 2 sts every 2" or so at the seam to taper them, unless you want loose floppy sleeves.
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« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2009 04:43:53 PM »

Yes, for longer sleeves, just keep knitting until it's the length you want. If they're down to your wrist, you might want to dec 2 sts every 2" or so at the seam to taper them, unless you want loose floppy sleeves.
I just did ribbing around most of the sleeve
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