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« on: July 02, 2005 12:46:51 PM »

I've been thinking about making this for months (okay, maybe a month or so), ever since I saw this color yellow in the store.  The idea was just too cool not to carry out.

I sketchily (is that a word yet?) followed the pattern for the "Manly Sweater" in Stitch n' Bitch, only applied my own measurements.  The thing is, I used the guesswork method (meaning I looked at how many you're supposed to cast on and pulled some other number out of my ass), plus I only had one skein to work with, so it turned out a little too small all over.  That's 'kay, I'll wear it all the same.

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2005 12:58:16 PM »

Sooo cute! I <3 Charlie Brown!
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2005 01:13:32 PM »

I really love that! I want to get past the scarf stage of knitting so I can do cool things like this!

lol, I had to come out of lurkdom to tell you how awesome you are.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2005 01:22:49 PM »

i think it looks realy nice, i love how feminine it turned out. it's just funny.
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2005 01:30:44 PM »

it's really cute Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2005 01:56:34 PM »

<3 Charlie Brown!  What a cute idea.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2005 02:05:45 PM »

oh my god, that's cute as hell! it's been my goal for awhile now to get patient enough to knit my boyfriend a charlie brown sweater (ignoring the curse. this boy and i are sweater-proof.  Wink)  and now i have to!

it's adorable and fits you great. good job!
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2005 02:42:45 PM »

For a sweater done by ass-mathmatics you did an amazing job!  That is too cute!
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2005 06:40:38 PM »

That sweater is SO CUTE!!  Nicely done, especially what with the "pull it out your butt" mathmatics!

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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2005 07:38:44 PM »

that sweater is tooooo adorable!  I love it so much.  great job!!!!   Shocked
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2005 07:48:24 PM »

i insanely love it nice work girl!
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2005 09:49:04 PM »

Nice job  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2005 12:56:28 AM »

So great!  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2005 03:20:54 PM »

Cute! and I love the sleeve length
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2005 08:48:57 AM »

That's fantastic!  I think the smallish size worked out well.  I prefer 3/4 length sleeves on most tops. 
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2005 04:38:16 PM »

That made me laugh! Then, made me envious. You are fantabulous. The small-ness makes a girly sweater out of something that could very easily have looked like a sweater stolen from a boyfriend. Nice!
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2005 05:59:18 AM »

that looks insanely cute, I like that it turned out small.  it gives it a cute hipster vibe and it fits you beautifully!
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2005 02:31:58 PM »

My favorite part of that is the zig-zag.  I made pillows for my husband once, for his couch and he picked out this great shade of yellow, but I could not for the life of me get the black part right.  Nice job!
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2005 02:36:26 PM »

Ahhh I love it! I think it looks great on you small Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2005 11:27:02 AM »

great job! so far i've only had the patience to tackle the boobholder. i'm sure i could knit an entire sweater if i was just a little more patient.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2005 08:31:17 PM »

Gorgeous! you should write up a pattern!
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« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2005 03:15:25 PM »

 Yay! ( sorry  Cheesy) I really like your sweater. I even like that it is a little small. It is so cute. You should definatly try to write out a pattern!
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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2005 03:54:32 PM »

Wow, I'm really flattered that you all like it!

you should write up a pattern!

I don't know about writing up a full pattern for it, as  a. I mainly followed the directions for a different pattern, and  b. I don't even remember what the hell I did half the time.
I could try to make a really roundabout tutorial, I guess... just don't expect much.
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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2005 09:19:56 AM »

I second the request for a pattern/tutorial.  The fit is so darling, plus I really love the Peanuts reference.  Since so many of us already own SnB (or can get if from library or friends) maybe just tell us how you worked out the sizing, and how to do the *fabulous* zig-zag. 

Oooh, and think how cute it would be to apply the zig-zag to other projects!  Baby blankets, hats, totes, etc.   
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« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2005 11:30:44 AM »

That's adorable.  If I wasn't lazy lazy lazy I'd copy the heck out of that.
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« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2005 09:36:57 PM »

Okay... here's what I did.

First of all, the pattern calls for a gauge that is 19 sts x 26 rows = 4".  Though I used different yarn (acrylic, Bernat Super Value) my gauge turned out to be around the same thing--weird, that's pretty cool how it worked out.
I used size 7 circular needles and knit in the round so I wouldn't have to seam the sides.
I cast on 120 for the whole thing, but I'm pretty little, so...just guess according to your size (or do the math, for you practical people).  For the zigzag to be even, make it divisible by 10.
First 8 rows- k2p2 rib.
Next 6", or however long you want the bottom to be- knit.
Zigzag:
row 1- *k1 black, k9 yellow (repeat from * all the way around)
row 2- same as row 1, knit to second to last stitch
row 3- starting on the right side of the first black stitch, k3 black, k7 yellow, repeat, etc.
row 4- same as row 3, knit to third to last stitch
row 5- k5 black, k5 yellow, repeat, etc.
row 6- same as row 5, knit to fourth to last stitch
row 7- k7 black, k3 yellow, repeat, etc.
row 8- same as row 7, knit to fifth to last stitch
row 9- k9 black, k1 yellow, repeat, etc.
row 10- same as row 9.
Now knit about 2 1/2 inches in black.
Zigzag:  same pattern as the first zigzag, but with reversed colors.
Now stop knitting in the round.  Knit back and forth on the front, purling on wrong side and decreasing for the armholes.  I really don't know how much I decreased, but I followed the directions in the pattern only with smaller numbers.  I probably decreased a little more than half as much as they do.
Do the same for the back.
Argh, I really wish I knew what the heck I did on the top part.  All I know is, I made a V-neck for the front and a crew neck for the back, picking up stitches afterwards for the neckband.  I cast off a few at a time on top to shape the shoulders and seamed them.
I knit the sleeves in the round as well, casting on 32 and gradually increasing.  Uh, I guess follow the pattern for the cap shaping.  I messed up on that part and the sleeves didn't turn out like I wanted them to.
If you have any trouble figuring out what number you should use for the rows between increases/decreases, or anything like that, just cross-multiply with their number over your number so you get correct dimensions.
Like, say they want you to cast on 200 in the beginning and you only cast on 150, then you'd put those in a fraction and cross-multiply it with the fraction of whatever you're trying to figure out.  Like so:
200 7 (say they want you to bind off 7 stitches)
150   x    ?

Sorry if any of that failed to make sense...
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« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2005 03:52:24 PM »

Thanks!  I'll bookmark this for when I get started for fall/winter knitting.  Can't wait! 
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« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2005 03:56:24 PM »

ooo awesomeness i love it!
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« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2005 04:00:09 PM »

Hmm... so I LOVE this idea.. but I'm more of a crochet-er.  Does anyone here do both that could give me a hand?
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