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« on: September 02, 2010 06:46:57 AM »

Here is a sweater I recently finished after working on it for over a year.  I made it up as I went along, which as usual meant reworked the sleeves four times and the trim at least three.  But it turned out okay in the end.

It also meant that I have no pattern per se, but it's basically a square raglan neck, fitted sleeves, and then I worked the bust decreases into the back to make that sort of pleat back there.  Then I worked a turning leaf pattern (in the round) from one of my stitch dictionaries into it, and added four full repeats where my hips start to widen.  I started them by working in the extra stitches gradually until there were enough to add a full repeat.  Finally, a stockenette band around the bottom to make it tunic length and voila! 

Here are photos.  Please ignore cheesy grin and also the pajama pants. 


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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010 07:01:45 AM »

I love it!  Top down raglans are the best.  The turning leaf pattern looks really good too.  What yarns did you use?

P.S. I think your sweater looks rockin' with pj pants  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010 07:15:02 AM »

Great job!

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010 08:06:24 AM »

super cute

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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010 11:19:15 AM »

That's awesome! And it fits you so well!

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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010 11:25:49 AM »

So cute! It looks great on you.

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