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« on: February 13, 2014 05:57:45 AM »

I used to be a knitter... then discovered crochet and haven't touched the needles much in the last years... but when a friend posted about Stephen West's amazing design, I knew I had to make it.. like NOW !  I went straight to my huge stash and dug all sorts of yarns in tones of plum and orange. Some super old vintage french yarns, some handspun and hainpainted that I had been saving for a special project... and i'm so thrilled I got to mix and use all together !!




That pattern was so clever and well thought, I loved every minute of the process. Although I have to say that using so many completely different yarns led to having to frog and reknit several sections... (not enough yarn to finish, or sometimes yarn proved to be too thin compared to others, or just didn't blend in fine..



As for the odd shape... it's not very practical when you lift your arms (everyone sees my tummy!) or to fit in a winter coat...
Yet I'm totally in LOVE with this sweater.   



What do you think: Crazy or awesome..?   ;-)

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014 06:04:59 AM »

This is beautiful! Love the design and colors. It looks so soft and warm. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014 06:09:42 AM »

Uh, crazy awesome! It's gorgeous!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014 06:17:07 AM »

Uh, crazy awesome! It's gorgeous!!

Ha thanks to you both. And I love that, Crazy awesome is probably what defines this sweater ! :-) (& happy too, as it makes me happy each time I wear it !)
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014 06:18:28 AM »

This is beautiful! Love the design and colors. It looks so soft and warm. Smiley

Thanks, yes you're right it is soft and WARM... which is good as I live in the french Alps, and always cold ! :-P
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014 06:25:09 AM »

I vote awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014 07:01:55 AM »

I'd go for awesome as well.

looove the stripey part - does it restrict the movement of your left arm?
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014 07:39:14 AM »

It LOOKS awesome!  I can see how it may be difficult to wear though.  Whoever said beauty has to be practical anyway?  Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014 08:43:22 AM »

Thanks !  Grin

And no, doesn't really restrict my movements. Not that I wear it to go dancing though.. Wink

If I ever make a second one though, I'll only knit 4 wedges instead of 5, so that the sleeve doesn't start too low (nearly at elbow on this one)
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014 08:46:39 AM »

I would totally wear this! It rocks!
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