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briteros
« on: April 17, 2006 06:01:07 PM »

based on Calista's cute pattern as shown here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77854.0

I DLed the pattern and cast on using Lion Brand Wool-ease Sportweight (bought on sale at Joann.com). So far, I've completed one of the bodice sections and one sleeve.

Here's the progress shot... don't mind Miss Tyra, who tends to enjoy sitting on all my knitted pieces!


If anyone else is knitting or thinking about knitting up this piece. please share your thoughts and progress here Smiley 
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006 11:43:10 PM »

I bought the pattern a couple weeks ago, but need to finish some of my WIPs before I can start on Calista's sweater in good conscience. Smiley

Yours is lookin' good!  Thanks for starting a KAL.  How's Wool-Ease going for you on this sweater?
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006 12:32:53 AM »

so far so good. gauge was perfect when i swatched, so hopefully all will go well.

calista: any seaming tips for your sweater? did you use mattress stitch? i don't think i've ever seamed up reverse stockinette before.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2006 02:06:32 AM »

so far so good. gauge was perfect when i swatched, so hopefully all will go well.

calista: any seaming tips for your sweater? did you use mattress stitch? i don't think i've ever seamed up reverse stockinette before.

Wow! briteros, I love that deep red.
And yes, I used mattress stitch, I guess. Basically, I just stitched it same way we usually seam stockinette.
http://www.angelfire.com/wi/clayjar7/garterseaming.html <-- this site has an illustrated instruction of seaming reverse stockinette.
Good thing about seaming reverse stockinette is that the sewn line is not very visible even though you just sew it together from the right site, because reverse stockinette already has horizontal lines (kinda..)  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006 01:21:01 PM »

I just purchased the pattern, I will probably put this on my summer knit list. I'm waiting for the summer IK knits to come out before I order yarn from knitpicks as I suspect there might be a few patterns I need yarn for (I've been meaning to try Andean Treasure forever so this will be the perfect opportunity!).


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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006 05:46:18 PM »


I serious need yarnaholics-anonymous

haha...so do I...My yarn box was getting bigger and bigger, and it's multiplying, now.
Especially this semester it's growing out of control, since I got so busy with my thesis and all other stuffs.
I'm so looking forward this summer...
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briteros
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006 11:11:00 PM »

it's my first red sweater Smiley  too bad i didn't have any sportweight yarn to destash, otherwise this sweater would've been a different color. believe me, i tried to alter the gauge for a light worsted yarn and i didn't want to risk it. so i added this yarn, as well as others to my stash (which has been growing even more since i've joined some online yarn co-ops).

i am halfway done with the 2nd bodice piece. will update with another pic tomorrow.
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2006 11:10:16 AM »

i started on this a couple of weeks ago- haven't had much chance to work on it but i'm done the first diamond on the front. Smiley after this month is over i should have more time- i'm knitting it in this (in the forest green) and so far so good- the yarn has a really cool sheen to it.i think i made one little mistake on the middle cable but i'll deal with it. also, anyone have tips for if your cable joins to the rest of the knit loosely on one side? it's not too bad, but it does bug me.
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landry
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2006 01:23:58 PM »

also, anyone have tips for if your cable joins to the rest of the knit loosely on one side? it's not too bad, but it does bug me.

I just remember to tug really tight on the stitches on either side of the cable.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2006 01:57:23 PM »

yeah i do try, maybe i need to pump some iron or something cause it doesn't seem to help much. Wink i also tried knitting into the back of the stitch, but that just twists it weird.
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