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Topic: Red and pink sweaters - from Debbie Bliss and Rebecca magazine  (Read 2998 times)
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gloriana
« on: March 22, 2006 10:07:43 PM »

I finished two sweaters this month that had been in the works for a while.  First up is the Riviera pullover from the "Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Two" book -

http://www.elizabethklett.com/images/riviera6.jpg

I used Knit Picks Merino Style in "hollyberry" (as a much cheaper substitute for the DB Alpaca Silk).  Then I just finished the Frilly jacket from the Rebecca Soft Kid issue -

http://www.elizabethklett.com/images/frilly4.jpg

I used the recommended yarn this time - GGH Soft Kid.  There are notes on both patterns on my blog (see the link below).

I'm happy with how both sweaters turned out - although both involved some arduous finishing - the collar on Riviera and the frills on the Frilly jacket involved large numbers of stitches.  But I'm also excited that the sweaters work well for Project Spectrum - March is for projects in red and pink.  (If you're not familiar with Project Spectrum, you might want to go here - http://www.lollygirl.com/blog/index.php?op=ViewArticle&articleId=414&blogId=1.)
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006 10:17:25 PM »

All I can say is- WOW!!!  Shocked Those look awesome!

Great finishing job on both!

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2006 11:21:55 PM »

great- fabulous in fact! I really wish I could do that kind of work but I have all baby fingers that get in the way Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2006 11:52:54 PM »

Wow -- that red sweater is fantastic! Even my boyfriend, who hates my craftster addiction, had to admit that this post was totally worth looking at.  I really need to learn how to knit...
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2006 04:13:22 AM »

Both are so lovely!!  Job well done!

Thanks for the Project Spectrum plug too Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2006 04:26:37 AM »

Those are both beautiful.  I especially love the cables on the red one.
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2006 07:00:21 AM »


WOW! Those are just incredible. AMAZING job!
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2006 07:13:48 AM »

You are utterly amazing.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2006 07:33:34 AM »

Yay, you finished!  Beautiful work, as usual.
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2006 07:55:59 AM »

That red one is beautiful and it looks great one you
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2006 09:04:30 AM »

Gorgeous! I love them both but the red is my favorite. It looks like the Knit Picks yarn was a great substitute. Now I want to make one. Off to get that book . . .
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2006 09:19:54 AM »


Your sweaters are beautiful, I love the cables on the first one!! Congrats on the finish!  Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2006 11:49:32 AM »

I second, fourth, fifth....the red cabled sweater is gorgerous. I just learned to do cabling and I am hoooooked on it. I love the extra dimension it adds and the possibilities for intricate detail. Dare I ask how long it took to make that?? You should be very pleased!
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2006 02:25:38 PM »

Beautiful! The red one is absolutely amazing.
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2006 02:43:33 PM »

Those are wonderful, especially the red one.
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gloriana
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2006 03:16:13 PM »

Thanks, everyone!  Smiley  ladybugger, the red cabled sweater took me a little over three months - but I was knitting other projects at the same time.  It's pretty labor-intensive but very worth it, not only because the finished product is nice but because the process is interesting with all the different patterns going on at once.  I learned a lot about cabling from it.
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2006 04:06:20 PM »

The red sweater is gorgeous!  great job!
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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2006 09:29:18 PM »

omg i love them
any idea what the middle cable on the red sweaters called?
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« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2006 05:04:33 AM »

Amazing sweaters.  I love Debbie Bliss patterns.
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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2006 07:34:49 AM »

Beautiful! Both are extraordinary sweaters, but I love the red  one!
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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2006 08:46:23 AM »

Both sweaters are simple gorgeous. I love them.  Grin
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gloriana
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2006 03:24:14 PM »

frogsrock, I'm not sure what that central cable is called - DB doesn't give names of the cables - but I'll tell  you this: it's a 30 stitch/24 row pattern repeat!  Not exactly low maintenance, but the results are worth it, I think.
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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2006 06:54:19 PM »

I just love that pink frilly action.  The soft kid gives that cardi the most amazing halo. Both sweaters are so gorgeous and fit you perfectly! 
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2006 07:36:59 AM »

beautiful sweaters. the fit is perfect too.. just gorgeous. (^_^)
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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2006 08:12:32 AM »

Wow! Those are both beautiful.

I really love the top one. Even the color is fabulous.

You do lovely work.

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