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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2005 02:24:05 PM »

Wow! That is absolutly beautiful! You did a wonderful job! And the color is amazing!
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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2005 02:54:57 PM »

That is a very special sweater, love the design, and your color choice was perfect.  Great job, I want one for me! We need to see it on the lucky "little lady"!
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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2005 04:52:29 AM »

I noticed the pattern for this a couple of weeks ago (several relatives and friends are having babies next year, so I was on a pattern collecting rampage), and after seeing your post I went and bought yarn today.  I can't wait to start this!
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« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2005 05:12:23 AM »

The sweater is magnificent! The color is so wonderful, and refreshing. I really get tired of pale colors for babies. She will definitely get noticed with that on!  Like so many others have said, I want one in my size!!!!

    And a question: For someone who has never done cables, do you think this would be a good place to
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« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2005 06:22:30 AM »

wow... I NEVER even thought about making this pattern... I remember looking at it and thinking it was ugly, but seeing it in fuschia changed my mind. I love the way yours drapes nicely too.

Does anyone have any idea on how to make this for a grown women w/o wrecking the overall look?

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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2005 11:33:42 AM »

Thanks, ladies, for all your kind praise.

Claypeanut--I agree; pastels get boring. I would recommend that you do at least a good practice swatch of a simpler cable if you haven't cabled before. It's pretty easy once you get the concept, as long as you're comfortable reading a chart. I hadn't used a chart before, but had done some other simple cables, and I found it quite doable. However, there were several incidents of crankiness during knittus interruptus. I recommend using a post-it to mark your place in the chart until you have the pattern firmly imprinted on your brain. Happy stitching!

The other comment I would add now that I've given the sweater away is that the sizing seems suspect to me. I went to the baby shower yesterday and saw all of these giant 6 mos. size onesies and thought, oh shoot, there's no way this little sweater can be 12 mos. size. And since I don't have any kids of my own I didn't have a good sense of how big it ought to be. I'd go do some scouting around and measure some commercial garments for comparison and double check the gauge and recommended measurements if you're interested in making this and you're at all concerned about the sizing. Of course, I figure one way or the other the baby will be the right size for it at some time, so it's not that big a deal ultimately.

The other thing I learned is no shell buttons if you want to be able to machine wash the thing. My clever other half caught that mistake after I'd bought first set of buttons, so we went back for some plastic ones. Probably you all know this already, but if it saves someone else a trip, it's worth mentioning. Smiley

I can't wait to see yours, Crumpet. What yarn/color are you using?
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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2005 11:57:32 AM »

The other thing I learned is no shell buttons if you want to be able to machine wash the thing. My clever other half caught that mistake after I'd bought first set of buttons, so we went back for some plastic ones. Probably you all know this already, but if it saves someone else a trip, it's worth mentioning. Smiley

I did not know this at all! Thanks for mentioning... I am not a handwash kinda girl unfortunately, so this would have been a rude surprise!

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« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2005 04:51:19 PM »

I love this pattern too!  I knitted it for my daughter who was born in Oct.  Its a great pattern that is a lot of fun to knit.  Here is a pic.
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« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2005 08:03:44 PM »

awwwwwww. she's so cute in that sweater. what size did you make?
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« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2005 08:30:12 PM »

I made the smallest size and I think I even went down a needle size.  I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky.  Its so soft!  I want one adult sized for me!  Wink
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