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11  Re: Calista's Alexander McQueen Knockoff Sweater in Knitalongs by calista on: April 27, 2006 10:40:57 PM
aww... i would say keep trying. are you using a cable needle? i've found that using a spare DPN seems to work better than one of those u-shaped ones.

here's the latest progress pic:

as you can see, i'm definitely making use of the chart. crossing things off as i go along takes more time, but at least i won't be repeating anything by accident  Roll Eyes

only a bit left to go.

scapina, that forest green color looks lovely... can't wait for your progress shots Smiley

It's really exciting to see the progress.
I totally agree with you about the chart.  Especially when you are doing a complicated pattern, crossing out each row of the chart as you knit really helps. Sometimes I make chart of my own out of patterns.
Maybe a few days after my final oral exam for my master's degree on May 12, I'll be able to post a free pattern consisted of charts. I made a pattern for a simple intarsia sweater inspired by an illustration, which I started knitting last summer (2005 Tongue), but haven't been able to finish. I don't want to post a pattern I haven't fully tried and trued.
Anyway, it's good to find someone who likes a chart pattern.
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12  Neovictorian (framed purse) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by calista on: March 28, 2006 01:03:31 PM
I made this purse long time ago as a part of a neovictorian outfit.
(You can see the whole outfit here-->https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87194.0)

Now I replaced the satin ribbon with wider velvet ribbon(I like it much better), but I only have a photo before the replacement.
It has a quilted fabric layer fused to outer fabric to give more weight and stiffness to hold the shape of the bag (I just fused it back to the outer fabric to make it stiff with fusibleweb.) and separate lining. The lady image on the bag is a painting by Harrison Fisher. I scanned the image from his anthology, printed on an inkjet printer transfer paper, and iron-transferred it on white cotton voile.
I hand-dyed the fabric for piping & lace to match the color with main fabric.
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13  Neovictorian (blouse + skirt + framed purse) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by calista on: March 28, 2006 01:02:41 PM
I made this last year and recently took photos modeled by my friend.

(You can see details of the bag here--> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87195.0)
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14  I made an Alexander McQueen knock-off sweater! in Knitting: Completed Projects by calista on: February 03, 2006 12:17:26 PM
I made a knock-off of one of the sweaters in the Alexander McQueen FW 2005 collection.
I fell in love with this sweater the moment saw it, but it was about $2000!!
(You can see the origial design here -->http://www.firstview.com/WRTWfall2005/A_MCQUEEN/00035.L.JPG)
So I decided to make one. I began knitting it in Nov, and one month later I finished it.
It has been my favorite sweater this winter.
I put less flowers than the original design to make it comfortable to wear under a coat. I'm gonna make some more corsages and will put them on when I'm wearing it without a coat in the spring.
I used 9 skeins of Andean Treasure from knitpicks.com (100% baby alpaca). It's really soft and warm!

Upon the request of several of you, I made a pattern for the sweater and the flowers.
It's a combination of instructions and charts. I tried to make it as detailed as I can. It's made to fit bust size 33, 35, 37 and 39 inches.

Thanks Smiley

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15  Re: Knitty Saranac KAL in Knitalongs by calista on: November 08, 2005 02:46:49 PM
It took me a while to post the final result!
Here's  my 2nd saranac, one for my boyfriend.

While I was knitting this one I found that I made some mistakes on my dad's saranac.
I mis-interpreted the pattern! It didn't cause a major problem, but now I know it was a mistake. 
I'm thinking whether there is any way I could fix it. Roll Eyes
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16  Re: Knitty Saranac KAL in Knitalongs by calista on: October 29, 2005 09:15:12 PM
Here's my progress picture.
I hope to finish up the second sleeve before I go to bed tonight.
Well...today is the last day of the daylight saving this year, and I'm thinking of putting the extra one hour into this.  Wink

The actual color of the sweater is prettier than the picture.  I took it under a dingy light.
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17  Re: Knitty Saranac KAL in Knitalongs by calista on: October 20, 2005 08:25:56 PM
Hi folks!
I'm knitting my 2nd Saranac right now!  First one was for my dad, and the second one for my boy friend.
I'm done with the lower bodice part of the 2nd one and knitting one of the sleeves.

I was gettting sick of knitting 2 men's sweaters in a row in a same design!!!!
But I think it will be a little bit better from now on, 'cause I'm doing this with you guys! Yeay!

I used sierra #23 for my dad (one in the picture), and making my boy friend's in sierra #9. 
I also bought them from eBay. (probably the same store... Smiley)

I'm posting Saranac for my dad. I made it last month as his birthday gift. 

Oh...and I like the zipper. Though it is not visible when open, it made the neckline more secure, and the wearer can choose either to open or to close.
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