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gillian_houghton
« on: July 05, 2004 06:54:31 PM »

I made this for my boyfriend, and, though it's very plain, I wanted to show it off a bit, because it's the first knitting project I've ever finished.

The yarn is alpaca, so it's too hot to ask the boy to model it in our sweltering apartment. Hopefully this is the only time I'll see it lying on the floor...

http://www.frankrause.com/gillian/vest.jpg
(It looks a bit wee-wah in the right shoulder--that's just the edge curling up. It's almost mistake-free, and it even fits!)

Thanks.
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Mr. Fran
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2004 07:01:44 PM »

This sweatervest looks rad! I wish I had one just like it!
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gillian_houghton
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2004 08:32:53 AM »

You do have one just like it, Mr. Fran.

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2004 04:52:25 AM »

that is cute!  what pattern did you use for it?  i've been thinking about making an argyle sweater for my bf because he constantly obsesses over everything argyle, and that looks perfect to try it out on.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2004 06:50:56 AM »

that is cute!  what pattern did you use for it?  i've been thinking about making an argyle sweater for my bf because he constantly obsesses over everything argyle, and that looks perfect to try it out on.

so do you have a pattern for argyle, or will you be making one up? either way, i'd like to know more about it - i'm a bit obsessed with argyle myself.
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gillian_houghton
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2004 08:10:52 AM »

I bought the pattern from a knitting store; it was designed by a west coast company called Knitting Pure & Simple (pattern # 215). I don't know anything about argyle, but this pattern uses circular needles (and maybe that would make the argyle very complicated?). I used Blue Sky brand alpaca. It is almost TOO warm, and it is very slippery--it doesn't stay in knots (do experienced knitters use knots when they join skeins or finish the banding on the arms/neck? I am totally clueless, but since I didn't know any better, I made knots and then sewed them into place to keep them from unravelling), and it was difficult to keep the stitches from sliding off the needles. But it is incredibly soft and not itchy.

I ended up with four extra skeins, so I have started Amy Fong's sheer poncho from www.magknits.com --I don't think alpaca is the right yarn to use for this project, so I am kind of experimenting. I really liked the pattern, and since I've started reading craftster, I know I don't always have to pay for my patterns  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2004 08:27:51 AM »

(do experienced knitters use knots when they join skeins or finish the banding on the arms/neck?
nooooooo!  Just leave a 6 " or so tail and weave in the ends when you're done knitting.  Knots have a nasty habit of working their way around to the front of the work, and even if they don't, they're a bump that can be irritating. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2004 09:35:10 AM »

thank you for responding to my question about knots! i'll not knot again (sorry, I'm a sucker for stupid puns)!
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2004 01:12:49 PM »

so do you have a pattern for argyle, or will you be making one up? either way, i'd like to know more about it - i'm a bit obsessed with argyle myself.

there's a good chart in weekend knits for slippers or some such thing that could easily be modified (i think...haven't done any intarsia just yet), and there's also a pattern online for a super-cute women's sleeveless sweater at http://www.loop-d-loop.com that i want to make, along with a cute houndstooth pattern too.
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2004 05:40:44 PM »

i just found an intarsia chart, for anyone who is interested. it is for an argyle potholder (which seems a bit odd to me), but i thought it would be good for learning on because there'd be no increasing/decreasing/shaping to distract you from the color pattern. the pattern is at http://knitting.about.com/library/blpotholder.htm and the chart itself is at http://knitting.about.com/library/npotholderchart.htm . good luck! and for those who are likely to get to this project before me (which is probably ALL of you), please keep us posted on the progress!
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