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« on: April 20, 2005 12:23:00 AM »

Hey everyone Cheesy
 I finished this ages ago..But never got around to a real good photo shoot. I prolly never will, so I figured I share now Cheesy
Pattern by: Marnie Maclean
Yarn: Katia's Mississippi, cotton/acrylic blend, that I'm in love with!
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Hope you like Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2005 01:01:35 AM »

Like it?  I love it!  I've seen the pattern on-line and but I don't yet have the courage to attempt it (it may be beyond my skills at this point).  But, oh, to dream!  How much of the Katia Mississippi was needed to complete it?

Good job!    Smiley
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2005 02:59:44 AM »

Cheesy Thanks!!
It's not a hard pattern at all, and if you need any help, you can always ask here, or even contact Marnie (her email is on her site, somewhere). I made the small, and used 9 balls or Mississippi. Honestly, it's not that hard, this is only my second ever sweater, and I really had no problems, except with the lace around the neck, but that was me being stupid. I just read the verbose instructions, instead of the chart. You should try it!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2005 06:07:24 AM »

That's incredibly beautiful!  I can't believe it's only your second sweater!  I keep putting off trying to knit a sweater, because of all the comments of heard about seaming.  You're going to get lots of compliments!  Yay for you!

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2005 06:50:35 AM »

oooh, so pretty! and you look great in it, what a flattering sweater, with the ribbing and pretty neckline. this will totally make it on my list, i would have been afraid to try it, but yours is so pretty!

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2005 10:24:35 AM »

Wow! Your sweater looks fabulous Smiley 
I'll put this on my list, too.  It's pretty similar to a Rowan pattern I've been intending to make. 

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2005 12:14:07 PM »

Do you think that this is one of those sweaters that needs curves to look good?  I would hate to knit it, and find out that I'm too scrawny in the chest...

« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2005 07:48:22 PM »

Beautiful job - I've been eyeing this sweater for a while... it may have to go on my list!

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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2005 01:20:01 AM »

No way, lisascenic, I've got the flattest chest around (about 34"), but this makes your boobs lok alot bigger. I thinks it's the whole lacey neckline and empire waist thing.
Thanks everyone Cheesy
I was just wondering if anyone knows of a way to get the cast off edge (the bottom of the ribbing) to look nicer? Right now it kind of makes the whole sweater look a little more home-made than hand-crafted, if you know what I mean? Would a tubular cast off look ok with 2x2 ribbing?

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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2005 06:47:08 PM »


I checked Katia Missisippi and it was a fingering weight yarn. Did you double up? I saw Marnie's patterns and for a small, she recommended 625 yds of the yarn. I went and bought 660 yds of yarn (clearance rack at LYS..so no more left) for this and now I am scared it won't be enough! If you used 9 balls of the Katia, then I will be way off. What's your opinion?
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