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« on: September 28, 2005 06:07:55 PM »

 Cheesy Im going to make a slightly altered version and might use some different yarn, then it hit me. i needed to know what many of u guys thought of it and all! So if u hav made one and got a pic or something of it, plz post and say what u got to say about it and the pattern.

Heres kinda what i want to here:
1. Problems with it
2. things that needed chaning
3. Might want to change the yarn type for the pattern
4. THings to watch out for
5. similiar info on this topic.

Thanx for all those that come and show there hot knitting stuff here!  Cool
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005 06:45:38 PM »

I started the skully sweater & finished the front, the back and a sleeve before froggin the whole thing.  I frogged it because of the sleeve shaping in the pattern---there isn't any.  I fiddled with the math to make it oversized for a friend, but when I got to the end of the first sleeve, it was just a big long tube that looked really gross.  So just bear that in mind when you do it---you can probably crib decrease instructions for a sleeve from another sweater pattern if you care about that.  When I start over with this project that's what I'll do!   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005 07:49:49 PM »

My mom made that for me!  I love it I wear it very very often she used very heavy black yarn so I dont even wear a coat with it usually!  Its so awesome she said it was easy for her but I dont know, my mom is fiftysomething and has been knitting since early childhood so pretty much anything is easy for her even a fairisle or feather and fan pattern is "easy" for her...............lucky!  Anyways she said it was simple the only thing she changed about it was the collar mine is more squarish and off the shoulder more fem thant the one in the book thats for sure.  Good luck with it!  Maybe I can post some pics of mine.....
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005 06:32:59 AM »

i've got the front and back done and i'm almost done with one sleeve. no problems so far except for the pain in the ass of weaving in all those ends in the intartia.

but i'll let you know when it's done. maybe i'll even post a picture if it turns out okay. it's my first sweater attempt so i don't really have alot of faith in it being great.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005 08:16:15 AM »

mine's been half finished in a cupboard somewhere, i think now i've just about got the skill to rip it back and start again with some shaping because it's huge on me!
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2005 08:18:11 AM »

OOH! I hope someone posts. I've been debating knitting this for *AGES* and still don't know whether to or not....whether I should use lighter yarn, make it more fitted....Argh.
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2005 08:43:48 AM »

I really liked the idea of Skully, but wanted some shaping - so I used Cowl pattern from the same book, but used stockinette stitch, added the skulls to the sleeves, and made no cowl but a neckline similar to Skullys . And, well, I didnt use the original skull pattern either, but Junko Mizunos  skull bunny logo, so Im not so sure if this actually counts as Skully Sweater... Anyway, mine turned out great, and I have achieved lots of compliments. As for yarn, I used Garnstudios Alfa (gauge 13st./10cm).
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2005 08:46:14 AM »

Ninni - that sounds really, really cool! Please, please PLEASE post a picture?
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2005 10:34:34 AM »

I didn't do a swatch, and because I knit pretty tight it ended up a "true small", not an "oversized small."  Which is fine with me.  If this is what you're aiming for, let me know and I'll give more details on my exact gauge & measurements.  I still have to seam it up & weave in those *hellish* ends. 

Oh, and I thought the neck turned out to be a bit tight.  I have to pull for a couple secs before it pops down over my head.  And I don't have a big melon, either.  I might redo it as a v neck. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2005 12:44:33 PM »

what weight of yarn does it require? chunky?  id really like to make this forsure but i dont want to spend alot on yarn....
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2005 12:47:37 PM »

I think it's Lamb's Pride Bulky. But don't quote me on that.
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2005 02:49:25 PM »

Yup, Lamb's Pride bulky. 
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2005 03:42:51 PM »

i dont think i can get my hands on lambs pride bulky... is it more bulky or chunky?  id prefer if it was more chunky.... bulky is pretty thick...
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2005 03:57:16 PM »

I did Skully in cheap-o Bernat acrylic.  I THINK I made the medium, and it fits about right (that is, loosely) even with the worsted weight yarn, and I'm somewhere in between small-medium.  It was my second knit object and although my intarsia and seaming are crap, it wasn't too hard and came out okay.

Be carefull though, as it sort of makes me look like a football player (the shoulders do, I mean.)  I think the sweater on the model in the book is a large, and on a very small person.

here's a link to my original post about it, with photos:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=27413.msg228248#msg228248
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2005 04:01:15 PM »

Oh! I forgot to add, I heard when making this that the armholes came out waaay too tight.  I think I knitted from the bottom of the armhole up (the yoke of the sweater) as if I was knitting a large, lengthwise.  It worked out okay.
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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2005 02:51:34 AM »

I really liked the skull motif from the Skully sweater pattern so I added it to several other projects. I made the Sack Sweater from SnB and I replaced the cable section with the skull. I made it out of worsted weight Lion's Brand wool ease. The sweater now belongs to my sister but in the picture her guy friend is modeling it. That way it was stretched out to really see the pattern. 

The picture can be seen here: http://flickr.com/photos/39549049@N00/14271619
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2005 04:56:31 AM »

i dont think i can get my hands on lambs pride bulky... is it more bulky or chunky?  id prefer if it was more chunky.... bulky is pretty thick...

i used chunky weight for mine, and it worked pretty well.
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2005 09:31:53 AM »

kick ass im totally going tomake this sweater.... everntually... when i finish the misfits zip up hoodie i started forever ago....   but eventually..
and that matching kitty hat is superb.. very nice
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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2005 10:31:09 AM »

I used the yarn called for and had to buy lots more than it said to. I was a new knitter, so it was fine by me. The thing is pretty large and in charge. It's very, very warm and pretty bulky. The Lamb's Pride is a little sheddy, the mohair tends to get in your lip gloss. I love it to pieces, and so does Dane Cook:



The intarsia looks like crap now that I actually know how to do it, but I wear it proudly anyway. Good luck!
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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2005 10:34:40 AM »

I love it to pieces, and so does Dane Cook:


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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2005 12:50:23 PM »

Skully was the first sweater I ever made.  You can see pictures of it here:  http://www.pinkhairedgirl.com/archives/2004_02.php#002377

I used Rowan cork on size eleven needles.  It's a very good warm & cozy sweater for wearing while sitting around your house in winter.
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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2005 01:11:29 PM »

pinkhairedcyn, that skully is beautiful  Cheesy

I don't know whether to make this jumper fitted or leave it big, i dunno if a big one would suit me.
advice? (there are pictures of me in my LJ, link in sig.)
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« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2005 04:44:26 PM »


If I look manic it's because I love Dane Cook and was like, "Dane Cook is touching my knitting!!!" SO Marcia Brady.

Ah! I love Dane Cook - I think I had the same look on my face when I met him too, hahaha. Oh, and grrreat sweater Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2005 11:39:58 AM »

I'd like to try and make Skully for my boyfriend (and brave the curse) but my boyfriend is pretty broad shouldered.  Has anyone altered the pattern for their man?
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« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2006 03:36:05 PM »

sqeal!!!  dane cook touched your knitting!!!!!!!
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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2006 08:35:01 AM »

I made the skully sweater for my best friend. I did change the yarn, and used Patons Shetland Chunky (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=88320&PRODID=85763) The yarn worked really great. No problems with that.

The pattern for Skully is pretty straight foward and easy. I even edited the size by casting on more front/back stitches. The only issue I have is that I somehow managed to misread the pattern and bound off the shoulder stitches on each front/back piece. It worked out alright...because I just sewed the shoulders together at the end. I omitted the skulls on the sleeves too.
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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2006 12:51:02 PM »

Yeah, this pattern is pretty flexible.  I made two for swaps, one with a hood and another just following the pattern.  I used Caron Simply Soft, holding two strands together. 

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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2006 07:57:59 PM »

man i love the one with the hood so much... i dont have caron simply soft is there another substitution that you could think of for it?
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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2006 08:05:09 PM »

HOLY CRAP ITS A HOODY SKULLY. That is awesome Smiley

Well! Anyhow, my two cents: I made this too. It is pretty bulky... i haven't worn it much yet (i finished it in the beginning of summer, smart me...) so I can't say much about the mohairy-goodness of it getting in lipgloss, but I do remember it shedding on my clothes when I was making it.

Furthermore, I had to buy I think an extra skein or two of the gray, but that might have been because I made the sleeves a little longer and I changed the skull to the Heartless Symbol from Kingdom Hearts (... NERD!!!) and there's much more black in it.

I really should post it... hm.
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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2006 08:29:46 PM »



Furthermore, I had to buy I think an extra skein or two of the gray, but that might have been because I made the sleeves a little longer and I changed the skull to the Heartless Symbol from Kingdom Hearts (... NERD!!!) and there's much more black in it.

I really should post it... hm.
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ohhhh, I wanna see!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2006 04:27:50 AM »

man i love the one with the hood so much... i dont have caron simply soft is there another substitution that you could think of for it?

simply soft is just worsted, so if you found something else cheap that you could hold two strands together for, it should work.  I did go up a needle size, and i didn't quite get gauge, so I had to subtract some stitches from my cast on. 
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« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2006 04:50:11 AM »

I'd like to try and make Skully for my boyfriend (and brave the curse) but my boyfriend is pretty broad shouldered.  Has anyone altered the pattern for their man?
I knit it for my great big teenage son last Christmas and it was met with total disdain as it was too big for him (it didn't show off his lithe physique).  I think your guy would have to be a full blown grizzily bear not to fit into the large.

I substituted a large yin and yang symbol on each shoulder .  I think it is a very cool sweater but it definitely had flaws.  I've just frogged the sleeves up to the symbols and I plan to shape them.  Also,
I had problems with the arm holes (like someone else mentioned) and initially knitted a gusset into each armpit. I've not decided what to do yet so the sweater sits on the couch awaiting resurrection.  I may steke (spelling?) the sides and trim them a bit so my boy won't dissapoint the girls.

I used the Lamb's Pride Bulky.  Ain't glamorous but I'm happy.
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« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2006 06:23:57 AM »


ohhhh, I wanna see!!!!!!!!!

Knit~It~Good: I will next time I get on. I gotta run to class now... I'll be sure to make sure I get a picture of me IN it too.
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« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2006 12:05:26 PM »


ohhhh, I wanna see!!!!!!!!!

Knit~It~Good: I will next time I get on. I gotta run to class now... I'll be sure to make sure I get a picture of me IN it too.

I can't wait to see it! I'm such a dork!
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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2006 07:55:33 AM »


ohhhh, I wanna see!!!!!!!!!

Knit~It~Good: I will next time I get on. I gotta run to class now... I'll be sure to make sure I get a picture of me IN it too.

I can't wait to see it! I'm such a dork!

Posting now!
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« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2007 05:46:55 AM »

Quincy134,

How did you add a hood to this?? I am a knitting n00b, and I would love to do that!!
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« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2007 08:18:43 AM »

Quincy134,

How did you add a hood to this?? I am a knitting n00b, and I would love to do that!!

I pretty much knit the pattern as written, until you're supposed to pick up the stitches for the collar ribbing.  I picked up stitches around the neck opening like normal, but then I knit back and forth, making a long flap.  The flap was garter stich for the first and last 5 stitches, and stocking stitch in between.  When I decided the flap was long enough to make a hood from, I bound off.  Then you fold the top edge of the flap in half, and sew the edges together.  I hope that helps!!!
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« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2007 08:29:43 AM »

Wow! Thank you! That sounds easy enough for me! It looks great.  Awesome idea.  Grin
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« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2007 09:49:29 PM »

question-
i have finished the front and back, and just finished the 3 needle BO for one shoulder. then, the pattern says to PU 54 stitches for the collar with RS facing. does this mean the RS facing me, or each other? i can't exactly figure out how to do this, unless i have the sweater pieces next to each other, like conjoined twins, with the RS facing me. is this what i'm supposed to do?
otherwise, it seems like i'd have to use a circular needle, just to be long enough and flexible enough to get around.
i'm sure if i just try starting it the way it seems right (conjoined twins) it will make sense, i'm just worried about ruining anything i have already made.
this is my first sweater attempt. thanks for your help.
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« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2009 01:24:54 AM »

I'm sorry to bring such an old thread back up, but does anyone remember the gauge on this one? I've lost my book, but fortunately I had copied down the pattern. The only thing I hadn't noted down was the gauge...   Embarrassed
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« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2009 11:13:38 AM »

I'm sorry to bring such an old thread back up, but does anyone remember the gauge on this one? I've lost my book, but fortunately I had copied down the pattern. The only thing I hadn't noted down was the gauge...   Embarrassed

13 sts and 20 rows= 4"

I'm just thinking about starting this project, but I was wondering if anyone had knit this with circs. My plan is to knit the body all in the round until the armhole shaping, where I would divide the stitches and then finish on straight needles. In addition to that,  I would probably do the sleeves with dpts or small circs. This sounds possible, right?
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