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1  Flora Dress in Knitting: Completed Projects by vysews on: June 14, 2008 12:36:22 PM
Hi, everyone. I recently finished a little dress for my toddler. I've written up the pattern on my blog if you are interested. It's the first time I've tried to write out different sizes, so if you make it, I'd love to get some feedback!


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2  Tangled Yoke Cardigan in Knitting: Completed Projects by vysews on: December 31, 2007 07:31:56 PM
This is my last FO for 2007  Wink ! This Tangled Yoke Cardigan from IK is made from Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool color #48. It was a good pattern, and I enjoyed knitting it--even the stockinette parts. My favorite, of course, was that cable, which is what I fell in love with the first place. The Silky Wool has a nice drape, and I think I will get a lot of wear out of this one. The only modification I made was to add about 2" to the length and also about 1-1/4" to each sleeve, and I'm glad I did.

I've been wearing it unbuttoned or partially buttoned because even though it looks okay from far away when buttoned,

It's pretty obvious when you look closely that there's a lot of gapping. If you have any tips on fixing this on this cardigan or for preventing it in the future, please let me know.

Thanks for looking. I'll be posting more info to my blog http://soknitpickygallery.blogspot.com
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3  Knitting is so versatile! in Knitting: Completed Projects by vysews on: December 30, 2007 07:47:33 AM
Here are the last of the Christmas presents I made, all pretty different:

This is Sleepy Sam, from Sandra Polley's book, The Knitted Teddy Bear. He's made from 2 shades of Queensland Collection Kathmandu DK. The main color was only supposed to take 1 ball, but I ran out before I finished the last paw, so I had to buy another ball. Argh!

Second is a felted moebius basket from A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting made from Lion Brand Wool, held double-stranded.

And finally I made this Buddha pillow from Knit1 Spring 2007. It's made with 2 shades of Knit Picks Swish DK and has a fabric backing. If you are interested in the chart, you can get it free at the link below, but I would omit 6 stitches of the "background" from either side so that you end up with a square piece. I'm sorry I don't have a full picture of this one, just a partial shot


Thanks so much for looking! More project specs are on my blog if you want them.
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4  Cropped Cardi, Like Juliet in Knitting: Completed Projects by vysews on: December 20, 2007 06:13:16 PM
I was inspired by Zephyrstyle's Juliet Cardigan to make a cropped cardi, too.

I made it up as I went along and
-Knit top down, with raglan increases to the armhole section, and then did a couple of decreases after the bust
-Used the lace pattern from The New Knitting Stitch Library by Leslie Stanfield, #194
-Put the transition point between garter stitch and lace under the bust, rather than in the middle of it
-Added sleeves

When I was finished, though, the chunky yarn in garter stitch just really sagged and I didn't like the way it looked. So I felted it briefly in the dryer, and...ta da!

Thanks for looking!
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5  Quick to Knit Bangles in Knitting: Completed Projects by vysews on: December 19, 2007 05:38:37 PM
I used See Mi Knit's tutorial at
to make these bracelets using some leftover Rowan Calmer. It's a great way to make a quick present and to use up some yarn, but it's not much of a stashbuster since you need such small quantities of yarn.

Thanks for looking!
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6  Is there a doctor in the house? in Knitting: Completed Projects by vysews on: July 10, 2007 07:17:07 AM
I just finished a smaller version of the Doctor Bag from the Knit 2 Together book

This is made using less than 3 hanks of Manos del Uruguay. Modifications were:
-Used yarn single-stranded, rather than double-stranded. This resulted in finished dimensions of 13.5" long x 5" wide x 7.75" high. Compare this with the original dimensions of 19.5" x 6.75" x 10.5".
-Made the herringbone pattern a 24-row instead of a 16-row repeat
-Omitted the rods at the top of the bag, since they were not needed for a bag this size
-Made the seams on the inside rather than the outside
-Used interfacing to add stability
-Cut the front, bottom, and back lining all together as one piece, leaving only the side lining pieces that needed to be seamed

More info at http://soknitpicky.blogspot.com/search/label/dr%20bag

Thanks so much for looking!
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7  IK Summertime Tunic in Knitting: Completed Projects by vysews on: June 24, 2007 08:29:49 PM
Hi, guys. I finished a Summertime Tunic in the smallest size, using 3 balls of Rowan Calmer. This was an easy straightforward pattern--perfect for knitting while movie/TV watching!The main thing I'd recommend if you make this top is to gather the casing a bit before you weave in your ends. I think this looks better than relying on the ribbon to do all the gathering.

Thanks for looking.
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8  Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong in Knitalongs by vysews on: May 18, 2007 09:05:54 PM
I've been lurking on this thread and wanted to say thanks to everyone for the tips and inspiration! Here's my Shopping Tunic that I finished last month but didn't get to wear till today.

More info at http://soknitpickygallery.blogspot.com/2007/05/shopping-tunic.html
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9  iCutie in Knitting: Completed Projects by vysews on: May 10, 2007 10:18:55 PM
This is not yet an FO, but I just finished the duplicate stitching to put the graphic on and thought I'd share 'cause I'm excited about it. Thanks for looking

More info on my blog http://www.soknitpicky.blogspot.com
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10  Lace Leaf Lite in Knitting: Completed Projects by vysews on: April 16, 2007 09:02:44 PM
I just finished this modification of the Lace Leaf Pullover from Loop-d-loop. It was fun, and the Berroco Touche I used feels really good! Thanks for looking!

More details at
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