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« on: June 02, 2009 05:30:06 PM »

This is not my first sweater.... it's like my... eighth?  started.  I've not finished many... maybe four?  I don't know. I got discouraged and stopped keeping track.

It is my first wearable sweater (not counting the baby sweaters, which only worked out because kids tend to grow into them)  I once had a terrible gauging problem.

But I seem to be over it!  And I think it's due to sock knitting....  Wink

Anyway.  It's knitty's Mr Greenjeans!  http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTgreenjeans.html

I don't wear 3/4 sleeves, so, I lengthened them.  Otherwise, I was pretty true to the pattern (though, I didn't count my stitches very well)...

The yarn is knitpicks worsted weight merino that I dyed orange and yellow.  Anyway.  I've even worn it to work!

« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009 05:44:53 PM »

Very Cute, I love that color! Congrats   Grin

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009 06:40:58 PM »

I agree, the colors are really pretty! the sweater looks very nice, congrats on finishing!

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009 08:38:58 PM »

That's fabulous!  I can't get past making scarves.  The color is amazing too! Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009 10:15:10 PM »

Very cute! Love the color.

I'm having the same problem with my sweaters. Maybe I should knit more socks. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009 06:57:14 AM »

Very cute! Love the color.

I'm having the same problem with my sweaters. Maybe I should knit more socks. Smiley

hee.  For me, it was a very loose stitch, so, I used to have to go down... 4 or so needle sizes, and then as the work got bigger, my loose stitches got longer, because of the weight, and everything always ended up huge!

But with sock knitting, working with such fine yarn, you can't keep going down needle sizes, because they aren't really available.  so, I just had to finally suck it up and pull my stitches tighter.  And it has made all the difference...  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009 08:48:20 AM »

It's beautiful--great color, great style, great workmanship!

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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2009 06:29:38 AM »

Great job, I love the colors
sweaters are indeed very hard to make.I have yet to actually finishone.

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2009 05:26:18 AM »

I think it turned out great and hope one day i can knit as good as you i just started to knit about six months ago i am doing fair at it. I am working on a shrug for my daughter right now. I have never used the little needles or circular needles so i can try this pattern.
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