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evysmom
« on: May 27, 2006 07:14:50 PM »

I kind of finished this a few weeks ago, but it was too short (and I ran out of yarn).  So I undid the bindoff, and when I received the rest of the yarn yesterday I added another inch or so of ribbing.  It could still be longer, but it'll do.  It's so cute I want to keep it for myself.  BUT, I was smart, and ordered more yarn in another color to make one for me.  My sis thinks that knitting is all big baggy sweaters and scarves, and that I couldn't make anything for her to wear in the summer.  So I hope she likes this.

  Ignore the cheesey look, my 4 year old took the pic and told me to say "cheese".  Smiley



Oh, I used Kim yarn and followed the pattern, except I used a stretchy bindoff because I couldn't get the regular bindoff loose enough. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006 07:28:38 PM »

The color looks so pretty with your eyes.......keep it!!  Only kidding.  Your sister will love it.  But make one for you, too.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2006 08:47:41 PM »

Wow, simply beautiful.  Smiley

What type of yarn? I love the ribbing under the breast.

And your 4 year old has incredible photography skills. Better than mine. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2006 09:44:54 PM »

Thanks so much!
The yarn I used is Kim by Needful Yarns.  http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=1737  #435.  This is the pattern I used http://www.zephyrstyle.com/catalog/item.cfm/2367447/1810966#image_1 .  It was so easy to do.  I'd never done cables before, so I was a little scared.  But this is a great first cable project. 

And your 4 year old has incredible photography skills. Cheesy

Yes, he does.  Smiley  Once he gets the camera in his hand I can't get it out.  He loves taking pictures.  He'll tell us where to stand and to smile. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2006 02:52:15 AM »

stretchy bind-off? what kind of bindoff is that? i have problems with binding off, and i could use some link or tutorial or something:)
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2006 07:17:54 AM »

Very cute.  I love it when we can show non-knitters that it's not all about baggy sweaters and scarves.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2006 07:28:21 AM »

stretchy bind-off? what kind of bindoff is that? i have problems with binding off, and i could use some link or tutorial or something:)

I just did a search to find a link, and found many stretchy bindoffs, but none matched the one I did.  And I don't remember where I learned it.  Here's how I did it.  Knit 2, pass first stitch over second, then slip the stitch remaining back onto the left needle.  Now, start that process over.  Knit 2 (and that includeds that one you just slipped back on), pass 1st stitch over 2nd, slip remaining stitch back to left needle.  And continue until finished.  It gives a slight ruffly edge, but I think of it as being decorative Smiley, and it's the only way I've found to get a loose/stretchy enough bind off.
I hope I explained that clearly.  Smiley

Here's a close up of how it looks.
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evysmom
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2006 07:38:03 AM »

Very cute.  I love it when we can show non-knitters that it's not all about baggy sweaters and scarves.

Thanks!  that was my main purpose for knitting this!  I sent her a "learn to knit" kit, at her request, a few months ago.  But she said she's bored already with making waschcloths.  I keep telling her to make a cute top, and I send her links and pics of all the ones I make, but she still can't see how they wouldn't be too hot for her (she lives in phoenix).  I think this one may help.  And I think it cost less than $12 to make.  Hopefully this will fully convert her.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2006 06:23:45 PM »

Very cute!  It looks great on you, I'm sure your sister will love it.
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