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noellejulie
« on: October 20, 2005 08:37:45 PM »

I used Glampyres basic how-to to make this, but I knitted it as is, ( rather than cutting up the middle after knitting in the round!)  NO SEAMING!! Well, except for little holes in the armpits.

It's knit in wool-ease which is a little itchy, is there any way to make it less itchy?

It was going to have a hood, but then I got bored and just sort of stopped...so the collar is more of a stunted hood.

I really love knitting sweaters like this, since I can try them on as I go and knit it to fit me perfectly!




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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005 08:39:23 PM »

Wow, that is beautiful.  I love the color.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2005 08:53:58 PM »

Wow, I love that.  I want one!  The little cables on the collar are so cute, too.
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lisascenic
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2005 08:54:42 PM »

Ver-r-r-r-ry nice!

Did you make that spunky monkey quilt?
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noellejulie
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2005 09:00:55 PM »

Thanks everyone!  It's really quite easy and fast to knit, since finishing is minimal.

And my mom actually made the quilt. That one is a simple everyday one, but she makes BEAUTIFUL art quilts.  I can't do it, I craft much too haphazardly.  I don't like measuring and making straight lines and all that. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2005 09:26:12 PM »

i love it!  did you go from the bottom up?
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2005 09:27:44 PM »

Ooooh, so pretty!
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2005 09:28:54 PM »

If the wool ease is too itchy you could try lining the sweater with light-weight fabric. I'm not sure if that would be too hard. Great sweater!! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2005 09:39:20 PM »

That is really nice.  I want to make a sweater using her tutorial.
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2005 09:59:17 PM »

wow- i am inspired!  i would be so proud to have made and to wear such a great sweater! 

and as for itchy- a handweaving shop i know of swears by washing itchy items in shampoo, then conditioning them with hair conditioner.  i tried this with some hats i knit, but found the conditioner scent was quite strong, even after lots of rinses.  the fibers are itchy because they don't lay flat, and the conditioner is supposed to improve this.  i thought it worked alright, but would purchase scent-free conditioner next time.

it's worth a try to get more wear out of that super sweater!
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noellejulie
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2005 04:55:44 AM »

-It is knit from the top down (I picked up stitches for the collar.)

-Thanks for the tip about washing it.  I actually just tried that with a fingerless glove knit from Lamb's Pride, but its not dry yet so I can't tell if its less itchy.  I also used little kid's grape conditioner...but I rather like the strong smell of grape.
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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2005 12:21:17 PM »

I also used little kid's grape conditioner...but I rather like the strong smell of grape.

"purple scented," right?
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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2005 01:29:52 PM »

Wow, that's really cool.
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skrillaknits
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2005 05:02:29 PM »

I have to say, as much as I love natural fibers, I really like Lion's Brand Wool-Ease, especially the chunky. They have really great colors, and it's a nice yarn for the price/ease of care.

On the itchiness front, I'd recommend a commercial fabric softener, liquid form. Might work. Excellent job! Top-down knitting rules.
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2005 12:37:19 AM »

Great job! I like the cabled collar a lot. Top down knitting is the best.
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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2005 08:35:28 AM »

I have always been afraid of that otherwise-easy-looking tutorial just because of the cutting at the end.  how did you get around that?  did you just figure out where you wanted the zipper and knit back and forth? 

really nice cardigan - the zipper looks like it is in very non-bunchy and the color is pretty.
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2005 09:38:48 AM »

WOW!  this is awesome. I really REALLY want one.  I will make one... I will get over my sweater fear...
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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2005 03:41:32 PM »

AW THATS SO CUTE!!!
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