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mew
« on: July 13, 2004 11:32:16 AM »

After about two weeks of knitting, I've finished my cowl neck sweater! It also happens to be the first sweater I've ever knit.
The sleeves are just a tad short, since the yarn seemed to bounce back after blocking, but I can live with that. Too bad it's too warm to wear it!

Pattern: Phildar Tendances 2004 Printemps, #20
Yarn: 80% wool/15% angora/5% nylon, unravelled from a thrift store sweater.

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v292/lilkor/angora2.jpg

And here, with truer colours, and a close up of the stitch pattern and fuzziness. It rather looks like a white cat shed all over it.. but that's just the way the yarn is.

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v292/lilkor/angora.jpg

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jpants
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2004 11:40:36 AM »

awesome job, mew!  i actually like the sleeve length. Shocked
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butterpeanut
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2004 01:38:09 PM »

That's phAt! 

Did you have a hard time recycling the yarn?  I've been unravelling some sweaters and found that it takes *forever*, and I'm worried that the yarn became too "unspun" from the unravelling and wont look good when I knit it. 

I love the idea of making something that cool out of something fug from the thrift store.  Good job!
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flossie
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2004 03:06:25 PM »

Beautiful! I like the sleeve length too, it makes the sweater look cuter!  Grin
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starlings
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2004 03:45:40 PM »

congratulations mew, that's a beautiful sweater.
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Miss Dottie
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2004 06:02:27 PM »

What a terrific sweater Mew! I can't believe it's your first one! Amazing job! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2004 09:40:20 PM »

I actually like the sleeve length as well. It looks intentional, and it's cute. Nice job. =]
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2004 10:01:21 PM »

Thanks everyone!

And about recycling the yarn, I didn't find it hard at all.. though because the yarn is quite delicate and tended to break when pulled even moderately tightly, I ended up with many small hanks instead of a few larger ones. It does end up a little crinkly afterwards, so I tied the hanks in a few places, and gently washed them. I did however, kind of straighten them out while still a little damp by putting my hands through the hank and gently pulling them apart in a few places (like you do when playing cat's cradle..)
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2004 08:21:37 AM »

Oh that sweater turned out great and I must say I prefer shorter sleeves like that anyway.  You really did a great job and it looks adorable on you!
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2004 08:56:44 AM »

your sweater is adorable and so are you!!  and the sleeves look fab, regardless.  excellent work!  i'm working on my first sweater, and i hope it turns out as good as yours did...
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