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« on: June 01, 2005 11:01:01 AM »

I'm so excited!!!  I just ordered the patterns for the two cardigans below. 

Debating on posting a kal...but I should probably check first.  Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2005 11:45:53 AM »

I love her designs....so nice to see things for plus-sized women that are not gross....like that "Flattering Dress" from the Lion Brand site that was posted a wee bit ago.  eeek.


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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005 01:20:48 PM »

oh i have been dying to knit those FOREVER, but just haven't had the money for any of the supplies... i've only seen one white lies design FO on here in the past and i can't wait to see what you end up doing! what yarn are you planning on using?

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005 01:33:24 PM »

(In my dreams)  Some of this bamboo yarn from purlsoho for the 1st cardigan: Classic Elite Basics
Bam Boo  100% Bamboo

2nd cardigan: Blue Sky Alpacas - Silk Alpaca

::crossing fingers:: Hopefully sometime this month.  I just ordered both patterns today.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005 05:45:52 AM »

I recently made the Angelina cardigan for my mother. It wasn't the most fun thing to knit ever, but it turned out beautifully. Unfortunately, I sent it off to her before I took a picture of it and she has yet to send me one of her in it - I'll post one when she does.

There's a WLD board moderated by the designer, Joan McGloan-Michael where you can post questions about the patterns and you can search the archives for questions that others have had about your projects:

« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2005 08:42:36 AM »

I've heard mostly good things about White Lies, but after a thread I read on Knitter's Review, I'm a little skeptical about the yarn kits.  I believe it was the Shapely Tank, I'm not sure, but this woman had finished the project and went to wash it.  After it emerged from the sink, most of the color had bled out of the yarn, leaving her with a garment that looked faded and worn.

I think the White Lies owner replaced the yarn for free, but all that hard work wasted!


« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2005 08:53:15 AM »

I love both those sweaters - I've been lusting after the Angelina one for ages, and I think I might actually have to make it this fall.  I think I will probably just buy the patterns, though, and find my own yarn...

Check out my knitblog - A Mingled Yarn
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2005 09:27:28 AM »

I think I will probably just buy the patterns, though, and find my own yarn...

I used Peruvian Collection Quechua from Elann and it worked beautifully. I'm a big believer in picking my own yarn over kits.

Tinytallgirl, I think your Blue Sky Alpacas yarn will make a breathtaking Angelina. I love the colour!
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2005 05:05:22 PM »

2nd cardigan: Blue Sky Alpacas - Silk Alpaca

::crossing fingers:: Hopefully sometime this month.  I just ordered both patterns today.  Smiley

I actually started this Angelina in the same yarn, in the white color I bought on e-bay. I think it will work well for you. But I abandoned it when I realized 180 stitches of k2p2 was not fun. Actually I like the first purple cardigan more, because It has the lacy look I wanted the Angelina to have. I don't forsee ever trying to do this pattern again. However, I love this yarn, and I will use it somehow!
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2005 06:47:08 PM »

I finished the Angelina and the one thing I can recommend is that you make the K2P2 ribbing for the body narrower if your chest measurement is smaller than a 34. I narrowed the smallest size by 12 stitches and it could still stand to be 8 stitches smaller.

HOWEVER, I love the sweater, wear it all the time, and will likely make another one for my Mom, probably in an alpaca wool blend (alpaca for the fuzzy, wool for the stretchiness).
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