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« on: December 11, 2009 09:48:32 AM »

I have wanted to make Tubey from knitty.com for years now, and since I have finally met my weight loss goal (so none of my old sweaters fit me) I figured now would be the perfect time!



It knitted up quickly using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.  I have limited myself to only making sweaters from yarn I already have at home (I have a huge yarn stash).  The solid brown yarn has all been upcycled from a frogged sweater, and the variegated fall mix yarn I have had for years, but never knew what to do with it.  I altered the pattern to make the sleeves more fitted, ending with a ribbed cuff.  The sleeves are a little more baggy than I would like, but not so much so that I feel weird wearing it.  Overall I am very happy with the results and love my new sweater!

Thanks for looking  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009 09:58:42 AM »

looks fantastic!
Nice work Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009 11:34:44 AM »

Good job, it's great to see one knitted up in different yarn than the original. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009 12:03:26 AM »

Your sweater looks great!  It looks like a very easy knit!
  I went to knitty and found the pattern in case anyone is interested in making the sweater!  Hope you dont mind!
  http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTtubey.html
Thanks for Sharing!  Cool
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009 09:16:34 AM »

That is a beautiful sweater. I've bookmarked this thread for when my knitting skills reach the level that I can make it myself. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009 09:59:11 AM »

Your sweater looks great!  It looks like a very easy knit!
  I went to knitty and found the pattern in case anyone is interested in making the sweater!  Hope you dont mind!
  http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTtubey.html
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I don't mind at all.  Should have done that myself, I have been pining over Tubey for so long I kind of forgot not everyone would automatically know it existed...haha.  So a big thank you for doing that for me.

It is a very easy knit as well, just requires decreasing, picking up stitches, and knitting in the round.  And since you pick up stitches around the sleeves you have nothing to seam in the end!  Which is great for me since seaming is always my least favorite part.

Thank you everyone for your kind remarks.  Glad you gals like it!
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2009 09:03:49 AM »

Looks fab, very flattering on your hard-won figure (congrats on reaching your weight loss goal!)
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2009 01:16:46 PM »

Awesome!  I love the brown bands at the elbows, very nice touch.  This is in my queue as well, and I was going to wait until I could afford something yummy to knit it in, but it would definitely be nice to get all the acrylic out of my stash.
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2009 01:49:03 PM »

I also love the brown bands, a similar feel to tweed jackets with the leather patches on the elbows
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2009 03:58:13 AM »

I LOVE your sweater! And also love that you were able to use up yarn in your stash. It looks like a great fit -- I've had my eye on this pattern for quite some time, too. Enjoy wearing it, and congratulations on your weight loss!
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