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« on: August 21, 2009 04:04:16 PM »

Normally I log my knitted fo's on Ravelry. I'm rather proud of this one, though, so I thought I'd share here as well. I've crocheted for years but am pretty new to knitting. Yarn was recycled from an old gap vest I don't think I ever wore. Geesh, frogging 2-ply cotton is no walk in the park, let me tell you. This is based on a cabled cardigan from vogue spring/summer '07. I changed the shaping and cables up a little bit.

I should have just doubled up the 2-ply, but didn't think I'd have enough yarn to complete it if I did that. I knitted the 2 strands with some nylon thread for a little extra strength on size 2 needles. This was tedious as hell, but I dig that sort of thing.









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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009 04:19:53 PM »

I'm new to knitting too and am very impressed with this. Kudos! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009 04:36:47 PM »

That is so lovely! You did a fantastic job and I qued this pattern on Ravelry.

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009 04:38:10 PM »

It's lovely. You did an awesome job!
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009 07:09:28 PM »

This is stunning.  Really, the color, the cables, the length and drape. 

How long did you work on this?  Your hard work really shows. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009 07:44:31 PM »

Thanks, guys! You've made me feel much better since my boyfriend, who saw me working on this for a long time had, well, nothing to say when it was done.

This is stunning.  Really, the color, the cables, the length and drape. 

How long did you work on this?  Your hard work really shows. 

I do all my knitting at work; I own a pizza place and knit when I have nothing better to do. Or, even if I should be working, to be honest. I'd guess I worked on it for 2-3 hours per day for roughly a month. So, maybe 75 hours of knitting time. I consider myself an average speed knitter.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009 08:01:22 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked  wow!  A month!  75 hours!!  I don't know if I am more impressed with how quickly (month) or how many hours you logged with this. 

I totally get the SO not getting it.  At best I usually get a 'meh' from my husband.  Like when I first learned cables, I was sooooooo excited and proud of myself and I literally got a 'I hate it' from him. 

grrrr...  that one still burns. 

You absolutely deserve some props for that. 
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I totally get the SO not getting it.  At best I usually get a 'meh' from my husband.  Like when I first learned cables, I was sooooooo excited and proud of myself and I literally got a 'I hate it' from him. 

grrrr...  that one still burns. 


Oh, man, that stinks. Well, I guess that's what we have this place for, right?!
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2009 09:54:17 AM »

this is so pretty I can't believe your patience, both with the frogging and the knitting!
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2009 02:58:54 PM »

This is beautiful! I do not have the patience to do anything like this, but this sweater makes me kind of want to try. I'd have to learn how to knit first, but that's just a small step to get over, right?

Great job.
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