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Topic: Calista's Alexander McQueen Knockoff Sweater  (Read 27191 times)
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calista
« Reply #80 on: August 21, 2006 03:40:56 PM »

Jane, I'm glad it helped.
I'm almost settled in NJ...the only thing left for me is....finding a job!  Lips sealed
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scapina
« Reply #81 on: September 01, 2006 01:25:02 PM »

is anyone else still working on theirs? i've almost got the front finished (the back is already done) so i hope to be on the sleeves by next week. it's actually pretty fast once you get the pattern down, it's only taken me so long because i didn't work on it for 3 months. looking forward to wearing it once the weather cools down. Smiley
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almndladybug
« Reply #82 on: September 01, 2006 02:32:02 PM »

I just started, though I'm adapting the sweater to be knitted in the round, as I don't do knitting multiple pieces and seeming well. I get the first  done and then don't want to have to do the 2nd piece. Needless to say I'll be knitting both sleeves at the same time! (Yeah ADD!)

I'll pass on my production notes to Calista and take pictures!
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landry
« Reply #83 on: September 01, 2006 08:03:14 PM »

is anyone else still working on theirs? i've almost got the front finished (the back is already done) so i hope to be on the sleeves by next week. it's actually pretty fast once you get the pattern down, it's only taken me so long because i didn't work on it for 3 months. looking forward to wearing it once the weather cools down. Smiley

Still working on mine! I also put mine on the backburner for a few months because the alpaca kept making my fingers sweat.  Cry I just picked it up again and am halfway done with the second body piece.
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« Reply #84 on: September 03, 2006 12:07:38 AM »

almndladybug, I'd totally be interested in your notes on how to knit this pattern in the round. I'm with you on the not being a fan of knitting mulitple pieces and sewing them together. I haven't been able to sew this together yet and I think I might frog it anyways as I fear it is too small. I'll wait to see how you go before I start over.
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nosyred
« Reply #85 on: September 11, 2006 02:47:30 PM »

calista -- where in nj did you move?  I'm a (semi-)recent nj'er, and I'm in search of a really good yarn shop.

I am SO getting going on this pattern after I finish a little intarsia fun I'm playing with right now
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calista
« Reply #86 on: September 13, 2006 06:56:32 PM »

calista -- where in nj did you move?  I'm a (semi-)recent nj'er, and I'm in search of a really good yarn shop.

I am SO getting going on this pattern after I finish a little intarsia fun I'm playing with right now

nosyred, I live in Newport area in Jersey City. (Right across from Manhattan through Holland Tunnel. Where do you live?
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nosyred
« Reply #87 on: September 13, 2006 10:00:35 PM »

gotcha -- I'm outside new brunswick, which isn't too bad a place to be.  (surprisingly not-bad, actually.  jersey gets an overall bad reputation, very much undeserved.  since my move I've become hugely pro-NJ.)
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nosyred
« Reply #88 on: September 14, 2006 08:09:46 AM »

how much do y'all think using worsted weight yarn would mess with this pattern?  I'm cheap-o and I can't find any inexpensive sport weight yarn around (except for paton's grace, which just feels, um, crappy).
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almndladybug
« Reply #89 on: September 14, 2006 04:40:54 PM »

umm, you'd really have to adjust the pattern a lot. Have you considered knitpicks at all?  You can get enough yarn for the project for under $40.  And Andean Treasure, which is  made by KP is the yarn Calista used. Knitpicks shipping is super fast, I almost always get my orders within 1 week of ordering, and that's with the slow shipping. Plus free shipping on orders over $40!  I  think I paid $3.29/ball and I used 9 balls. For that price, you can barely get something from a box craft store.  I made the medium size, and even though the pattern called for 10 balls, I didn't even use the majority of the 9th ball.



My finished sweater. I've worn it twice already. The first time, it took a while to get used to, but now I LOVE it and it fits much better the second time. For the neckline I followed the directions and it's really quite flexible as I can "pull" it up a bit and it's much more "covering" or pull it down low onto my shoulders for a much more sexy look. I've worn it to work and nobody's said anything to me yet about the neckline being inappropriate!

A note on the color:  it's called lilac, but I think a more appropriate name for the color should be plain ol' purple. Luckily I didn't care, but if you want a light purple, lilac isn't.

I'm wicked busy with start of the school year stuff and am WAYYY behind in school and personal stuff, but I  hope to get my notes typed up about knitting this in the round soon. I'm going to send them to Calista first as it's her pattern and once I type them up and hear back from her I'm sure I'll either post the production notes or whatever. The only part I didn't knit in the round were the sleeves, but that's because I would have got one done and not wanted to do the other and am not talented enough to do both sleeves at the same time using the magic loop technique.  Got to love a short attention span and frustration levels.  Tongue
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