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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 12-hour intermediate sweater? on: March 20, 2008 08:32:41 AM
All right, so I'm on a mission.  I want to knit an entire sweater tomorrow, before I go out with friends at 9.00 p.m.  I'm giving myself between 12-14 hours to do it, depending on complexity.  I'm a relatively quick-ish knitter, and I know I can do it, but I need some suggestions.  I don't think I have an appropriate pattern at the moment.   Undecided

I have a good number of knitting needles (mostly US8s -- 1 set of US8 circs and 1 set of US8 dpns, along with 2 or 3 sets of straights), so I'll likely be using those.  I also have a few full skeins of Caron Simply Soft, with enough spare change to go get more if need be.  Not the best yarn, I know, but woe to the college-kid budget.  Also, I am an intermediate knitter, with a decent range of skills.  I do not have ANY seaming skills, and I don't really want to use this project to learn it because of my self-induced time constraint.

Any ideas for a good pattern?  It doesn't necessarily have to be a pullover-type sweater.  If the pattern is easy enough to understand and there's no seaming involved, a cardigan or vest would also be fine.  Or even something that requires you to wear something underneath (but I don't do shrugs, they just aren't really my stye).

I'm thinking top-down raglan would probably be best, but I'm not entirely sure if I completely understand how the "pattern" was written or how to go about modifying a couple of things.

Bring it on!  Or let me know if this is being entirely too ambitious.   Grin
2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Jesse's Flames from SnB Nation -- HELP? on: October 06, 2007 05:48:07 PM
When I bought SnBN shortly after it came out, I immediately fell in love with the Jesse's Flames sweater.  I decided it would be my first sweater, and I finally bought the yarn for it today.  Before I cast on, though, I had a question that needs answering.

I'll be knitting the XL size of the sweater for me, and I'm a D-cup.  I measured myself and the XL size will fit, but it will be a bit snug.  I'd rather have it a bit looser, more of a "boyfriend sweater"-type fit.  Would it be easier to add shaping to the chest of the sweater or modify the stitch counts to make the whole sweater larger (which would be fine with me)?

If I do need to modify the stitch counts for an XXL size, how would I go about that?

Thanks for your help!   Cheesy
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