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« on: August 03, 2010 02:49:33 PM »

This was originally intended for one of my brothers when he was 10...about 17 years ago, haha. My grandmother lost the pattern and figured I could probably reuse the yarn for something, but I didn't want to take apart all her work. This is how much she had complete: (I'm guessing it was going to be a LS Crew Neck)

And this is what waking up at 3AM produces!


Sorry about the overload!  Grin Before I had the sides sewn and hood complete my husband said, "It's disgustingly cute!" Hahaha

I undid my grandmother's work to a few rows before the underarms, made sleeves, then joined for knitting in the round, then did a split neck. There is 1 row of single crochet along this split part that I did after I finished binding off the hood ribknit. The only bad thing about this is that it's Red Heart Acrylic. This is only for layering over long sleeved shirts in the dead of winter. I cannot wait to actually wear it!!! And I was going to make a pattern, but I'm not good at doing different sizes, plus I don't remember how many decreases I did along the top (there were some worked in the cables). The hood came out a little big, but that's better than too small. But it's basically a bottom up raglan, and believe it or not there are only 2 sets of increases in the front and 1 set in the back. The Moss stitch and cables are incredibly stretchy! (Thank God for that, otherwise this would not have fit over my bewbs! lol)
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010 03:10:25 PM »

This is sooo awesome!!! I am super jealous of your skills!

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010 04:13:47 PM »

love it.... and it looks GREAT on you.....  how special to have your grandmothers work part of it as well.

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2010 05:15:26 PM »

He's right, it IS awful cute (I couldn't bring myself to call it disgustingly cute. I'd say amazingly cute!)!

« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010 06:11:02 PM »

He's right, it IS awful cute (I couldn't bring myself to call it disgustingly cute. I'd say amazingly cute!)!

Hahaha! Yeah, I was a little confused when he first said that, but I knew what he meant  Cheesy Thanks!
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010 02:14:41 AM »

Wow, I'm seriously impressed at how you got from a little boy's half finished sweater to that.  Really awesome  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010 07:58:41 AM »

SUPER CUTE!! I freakin LOVE cables, lol.  Drawn to them like moths to a flame.  This looks great on you! It is very flattering!  I think it's great that you preserved your grandma's knitting as well!  I also like that you used carried the moss stitch all over and added a hood! Maybe you could write up and sell the pattern if you have time...wink, wink, nudge, nudge  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2010 10:24:18 AM »

WOW! Those cables are amazing! It fits you perfectly too--I am very impressed. This may just inspire me to actually learn to cable.

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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2010 01:46:41 PM »

That looks really cool. I want one!

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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2010 03:03:40 PM »

I LOVE it!  I should work on something like this too!  How much yarn do you think it took?

« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2010 09:19:29 PM »

I LOVE it!  I should work on something like this too!  How much yarn do you think it took?

Ah, I knew there was something I forgot to mention. I used about 4.25 skeind of the 3oz (85 grams) Red Heart yarn, on size 8 needles for the body and size 7's for the ribknits. Although...from looking at my grandmother's work and mine, she either has way better guage or used 6 and 7's. Or both, lol. My guage tends to be a little loose. Unfortunately, this is an older RH yarn so it doesn't list the yardage. It's a 4-ply worsted, but feels heavier than the worsted weights they have out nowadays. I will attempt to try a pattern for this, and probably use some Knit Picks, Wool of the Andes. It may take a while though Smiley
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2010 12:56:40 PM »

I'm really glad you didn't have to unravel your grandmother's knitting, cuz it's so pretty! Esp. The finished product.
Do you remember the name of the pattern?
Because that looks so pretty.
I don't think I would be able to reproduce the pattern, given even a month. U_U

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