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EllaRain
« on: August 04, 2010 05:39:45 PM »

Temperatures are reaching record highs. Children are running through sprinklers. Summer is completely underway. So of course now is the time when I finish my first knitted sweater. I just learned to knit a few months ago and after making a scarf and a few hats I decided I needed to knit a sweater, even if it would be a while before the weather would permit me to wear it. I choose Jenna Adorno's tempting (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTtempting.html). It is 2x2 completely in the round. I modified the neckline because I could not really see myself wearing something off the shoulder. Here is the result.


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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010 07:03:36 PM »

WOW! The stripes are super cute. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010 06:41:37 AM »

Super cute! What yarn did you use? The purple yarn looks almost heathered...really pretty!

How do you feel about the fit of the sweater? It looks tight (negative ease), but because of the ribbing, is it actually comfortable to wear because of the stretch???  The reason I ask is because I've been tempted (haha no pun intended) to knit this myself because it looks fairly easy and quick, but I was unsure about how snug it might be...
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010 09:30:25 PM »

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Super cute! What yarn did you use? The purple yarn looks almost heathered...really pretty!

Thanks. Since I did not really know what I was doing I did not want to use really fancy yarn. So I just used inexpensive red heart yarn. The colors are just plain solids but I thought they were really pretty together.

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How do you feel about the fit of the sweater? It looks tight (negative ease), but because of the ribbing, is it actually comfortable to wear because of the stretch???  The reason I ask is because I've been tempted (haha no pun intended) to knit this myself because it looks fairly easy and quick, but I was unsure about how snug it might be...

I have not really worn this sweater enough to say for sure but I rather like the way the ribbing fits. I did not do any sort of increasing or decreasing to make the sweater fit my curves. It is just one straight tube. So the same width that fits snug around the waste extends easily to fit my bust. I really liked that I did not have to worry about it. I would definitely give it a try.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010 07:40:56 AM »

That looks really cute. I never would of guessed it was your first sweater.
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010 08:11:13 AM »

Red Heart definitely has its place in my stash: you can't beat acrylic for its ease in washing and its price!  Particularly the Red Heart Soft...it is really soft!  I agree, I think you did good with colors as they work well with each other.

I suspected the ribbing would make for a comfortable fit and it sounds it from your description.

Again, congrats on your first sweater! Hope there are more to come!
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2010 01:41:09 PM »

Could you give directions on how you modified the neckline.  I don't see myself in an off the shoulder look either.

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2010 08:04:14 PM »

Wow, this is so great. I'm thinking this has to be my first sweater project too. I like the off the shoulder AND your modification. The square neckline looks sharp. You were pretty bold to tackle it, especially the first time. I'm always too afraid to stray from the pattern. Amazing job(:
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2010 01:27:47 AM »

Wow, thats really cute! Ok, so lets assume I can knit a scarf with ease, and have done a few hats but nothing on the round.. any possibility you can give me an idea of how difficult this is. Ive read the pattern and the only bit Im having trouble understanding is how to attach the sleeves. Is it difficult?
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2010 12:18:11 PM »

Lovely, you did a great job. I think I'd go mad knitting all that rib tho!
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