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slick
« on: March 11, 2004 09:01:35 AM »



Thought I'd post the sweater I just finished.  For me, it's hard to find plainer sweater patterns--I like boxy sweaters, not girlie ones, so I was happy to find this one.  I first saw the design here:
http://www.indigirl.com/gallery.html
and then ended up ordering a back issue of Interweave.  It's fun to knit this sweater because you do the whole thing in the round, so there is very little finishing at the end!  
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2004 10:02:30 AM »

Slick, that looks great!

I love knitting in the round.  I hate finishing, so knitting in the round is the way to go for me.  I'd rather cut a steek than sew a seam anytime.

Congrats on a gorgeous sweater.
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slick
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2004 08:29:42 PM »

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Slick, that looks great!

I love knitting in the round.  I hate finishing, so knitting in the round is the way to go for me.  I'd rather cut a steek than sew a seam anytime.


Thanks, hijole!  Yeah, I'm with you on knitting in the round.  For this one, you knit the body in the round, and then the arms in the round, and then connect them all!  So, the only real sewing of seams is underarm seams, which don't have to be all that neat as far as I'm conerned!   Smiley  It's nice to finish and not have to sew all the pieces together--that is too much!  
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2004 10:51:06 AM »

Cute!  Hey if you like knitting in the round and hate finishing, see if you can find Barbara Walker's "Knitting from the Top" in your local library.  Or buy a copy, you won't regret it :)  Sweaters knitted from the top down have almost no finishing at all, not even underarm seams!  And you can try them on as you go. That's my kind of knitting. And she shows you how to design your own sweater -- girlish, boyish, or whatever :)

Have fun!

Kara
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2004 10:57:29 AM »

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Cute!  Hey if you like knitting in the round and hate finishing, see if you can find Barbara Walker's "Knitting from the Top" in your local library.  Or buy a copy, you won't regret it Smiley  Sweaters knitted from the top down have almost no finishing at all, not even underarm seams!  And you can try them on as you go. That's my kind of knitting. And she shows you how to design your own sweater -- girlish, boyish, or whatever Smiley

Excellent!  Thanks so much for the tip!  I will check it out right away!!!  Sounds perfect for me!  
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kayray
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2004 11:06:01 AM »

Excellent!  Thanks so much for the tip!  I will check it out right away!!!  Sounds perfect for me!  

I think you'll love it. Not only does she cover sweaters in all their variety, but also hats, skirts, and even pants!  If you can't find it locally, you can get it from schoolhouse press:

http://schoolhousepress.com/Books/General_Knowledge/general_knowledge.html

Scroll down a bit on that page.

Email or message me if you want to discuss it more!  I could even scan a few pages, if you can't find it in the library, so you could see if you think you want to buy it.

Can you tell that I really love this book? heheheheh.

Kara
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