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Topic: Aubergine off-the-shoulder sweater - delayed but done!  (Read 6345 times)
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« on: October 16, 2005 02:16:26 AM »

This thing took me something like 4 months to make, not because it was a particularly difficult or tedious project, but because I ran out of yarn an inch and a half before finishing[/b]. It took something like a month for the new yarn to arrive, thanks to it being backordered, but when it did I busted out the needles like whoa and finished this baby just in time for sweater weather to hit.




It's more or less based on this pattern, but I added quite a bit of shaping, faux princess seams, a fair amount of length, and knit the entire thing in the round (even the sleeves! yay for magic loop technique!). It is ridiculously cozy, and really is a rich aubergine (bernat satin Sultana), despite the lighting.

I need to knit more purple things, Stat.
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2005 03:28:13 AM »

WOW Shocked
It's so gorgeous!!! and seductive too  Grin
Definitely worth the wait. Love your pose too!
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2005 03:31:43 AM »

Gorgeous. And what a fantastic photograph! I can't quite see what you've done at the ends of the sleeves- are they bell sleeves? The back of your left hand is presenting an intriguing sillhouette.

Don't you just hate it when you run out of yarn? That's why I always tend to buy a fair bit more than is needed. (And that's also why my stash is overflowing with lone, purposeless yarn balls left over from other projects).
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2005 04:32:04 AM »

The sleeves are normal fitted stockinette sleeves with ribbed cuffs that aren't seamed shut.
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2005 04:38:52 AM »

Ah yes, I can see it now. Very nice!
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2005 04:50:36 AM »

Wow, juniper, I am soooo impressed,  Shocked it looks gorg! like a very sexy glass of plum wine lol!

I was wondering about what you said about knitting the whole thing in the round... how did you do that? I have looked at the magic loop technique but have not tried it yet, and how did you know when to start to make the sleeves??? v. confused in Vancouver....

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2005 08:51:13 AM »

Beautiful, I've been looking for a pattern like this. thnx for the link !
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2005 09:00:16 AM »

Whoa, sweet. It looks as though it was worth the wait, eh?
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2005 09:56:28 AM »

beautiful!  the added length is a nice touch.  what exactly do faux princess seams entail?
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2005 02:23:55 PM »

The body and sleeves were both knit from the bottom up. The sleeves were done separately from the body, then joined at the armpits. There are two very small seams in the armpits that could have just as easily been made by doing a 3-needle BO, but my last experience with that sort of thing left enormous weird holes on either side of the seam.


Totally worth the wait. ^_^


I made the faux princess seams by slipping stitches every other round so that they formed columns. It was easy to work my shaping into that as well. Making them curve off towards my armpits was trickier, but was managed through the use of paired incs/decs.
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