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anky
« Reply #60 on: June 26, 2006 04:33:03 PM »

I'm having serious issues with seaming. Any tips?
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scapina
« Reply #61 on: July 11, 2006 10:54:10 PM »

ok i am having a newbie problem, how on earth do i bind off those 6 stitches at the end of the row (for the armhole of the bodice)? the way i normally bind off, i would wind up with a big hole. other shirts i have made, i bind off at the beginning of the next row..... hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. otherwise, it's looking good!
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briteros
« Reply #62 on: July 11, 2006 11:04:37 PM »

scapina,

i actually did the BOs at the beginning of each row... so if you see ones at the end of the row, I would just do them at the beginning of the next.

good luck, and i'd love to see a progress shot!
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« Reply #63 on: July 11, 2006 11:21:19 PM »

cool, that's what i was thinking the answer might be. Smiley

here is a pic!



the cables aren't as tight on the left side as i would like, but i think i can deal with it. Smiley

yours is awesome btw, briteros. love the colour!
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calista
« Reply #64 on: July 13, 2006 12:12:19 AM »

Hey scapina,
It looks to be progressing very well!
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briteros
« Reply #65 on: July 13, 2006 01:09:13 AM »

it's lookin good scapina! and don't worry so much about the cables... maybe you can block it out a bit at the end Smiley
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« Reply #66 on: July 13, 2006 04:04:55 AM »

Hi there Calista, may I first just say I think this is an absolutely beautiful sweater, you're super-talented!

Unfortunately there's no way I can go braless (I have three kids, says it all!  Roll Eyes) and just wondered if there was any simple modification I could make in order to make this less off-the-shoulder IYSWIM?  I'm quite a competent knitter but I just never know where to start when it comes to tinkering with stuff like this.

Hope this isn't too big an ask, thanks for any advice you might be able to give.

Jane Smiley
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« Reply #67 on: July 13, 2006 08:15:47 AM »

You can always wear camisole or something underneath instead of modifying the pattern, if you do that with a nude bra then it won't obnoxiously sceam "look at my bra straps!".  If you get one with lace at the top that comes up higher and peeks out the top of the sweater, it would look reallly cute (I have a bunch like this from Ann Taylor Loft, I wear them under most of my sweaters and suit jackets).
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« Reply #68 on: July 13, 2006 01:22:19 PM »

Hi there Calista, may I first just say I think this is an absolutely beautiful sweater, you're super-talented!

Unfortunately there's no way I can go braless (I have three kids, says it all!  Roll Eyes) and just wondered if there was any simple modification I could make in order to make this less off-the-shoulder IYSWIM?  I'm quite a competent knitter but I just never know where to start when it comes to tinkering with stuff like this.

Hope this isn't too big an ask, thanks for any advice you might be able to give.

Jane Smiley

I usually wear strapless bra under this. Even though I have no kids, I need some kinds of support.  Smiley
Anyway, to make the neckline higher, you can simply keep decreasing 1 st at each end of every other rows until you get the width of the neckline you want, keeping the braid and diamond pattern. You should decrease the same amount of sts on the corresponding shoulder line of the sleeves and the bodice.
I hope it helped!  Grin
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« Reply #69 on: July 14, 2006 04:04:24 AM »

Calista, thank you, that's an excellent help to me.  I've got too many projects on the go at the moment but once I get one of them down, I'll be purchasing the pattern.  Thanks so much for getting back to me.

PS - strapless bra, what a dream!  I wear a G-cup so that's a no-no too, unless I want one giant sausage-shaped boob Roll Eyes  Woe is me, blah blah, getting a lovely sweater will make up for my heartache I'm sure Tongue

Jane Cheesy
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