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1  forecast in Knitting: Completed Projects by littlecindy on: February 15, 2007 07:20:13 AM
i'm pregnant so i didn't even want to try putting this puppy on to take pics, but here it is all done (just have to block it):

more details on my blog
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2  Re: Anthropologie Sweater in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by littlecindy on: November 04, 2006 09:16:26 AM
i don't think there's any arm seams but if there were, Thesingingllamas is probably right in where they would fall.  if you can do it without them though it will drape better i would think.  i actually think it's maybe made in one piece (besides the collar).  something like this (a very rough sketch). 

and there's a bit of shaping in the fronts.  like a very shallow deep vee almost.
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3  Re: Eunny Jang's Deep V argyle vest in Knitalongs by littlecindy on: October 30, 2006 09:36:50 AM
it's done.  or i'm done with it, anyway.

<b>yarn used:</b>  knitpick merino style in coal & fog
<b>needle size & gauge:</b>  5.75 st x 6.5 rows to 1" on size 5
<b>pattern modifications:</b>  my stitch guage was close when i swatched & my row guage totally off.  but i followed the pattern as written (row-wise) before the waist so the vest would end up longer than  what the pattern called for.  it seemed like waist was getting too tiny towards teh end of the shaping so I left out last waist decrease.  i did not steek the arms or back of the neck at all (and knit from the armpits up flat).

i'm just not that pleased, though.  there are a couple reason. 

1.  i just do not like the way the vest is shaped.  i think it has something to do with the steeked armholes.  these are not your usual completely straight steeked armholes, but they are not curved as much as normal arm openings.  i ended up with a lot of excess fabric at the front of the armholes.  i'm also not totally happy with the lower body shaping, but this is all my fault.  as i said, my stitch gauge was off, but then when i got past the waist shaping i realized i wasn't even meeting the gauge i swatched, so i modified pattern slightly after waist shaping.  and now it's too big above the waist shaping & not big enough below. 

how i'd change the shaping:

2.  i'm glad i skipped the armhole steeking, but i probably should've just skipped the v-neck steek then, too.  exacerbated by the merino style being so thick, the steeks really do add a lot of excess fabric, particularly on the tops of the shoulders, which on mine i think is very unflattering.

3.  i made a boo-boo.  most people wouldn't notice, but i do:

anyway, i have done so much work on this thing, i can't imagine ripping back or redoing the neck ribbing over yet again, so i think this will remain the way it is.  the merino style seems to have felted a tiny bit already (without any exposure to heat or moisture at all), so i don't think ripping it out for the yarn is worth it either.  ah well, i'll block it & see if that makes it wearable.
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4  earflap helmet hat (pattern from free online generator) in Knitting: Completed Projects by littlecindy on: October 17, 2006 07:29:02 AM
my hubby lost the last hat i made him (http://littlecindy.livejournal.com/24410.html), but he never liked how thick that one was, anyway (the fabric was doubled up where there was colorwork).  so i bought some merino style (just a bit thinner than worsted) and made him an earflap hat.  it will be perfect for his winter climbing adventures as it's thin enough to fit under a climbing helmet.  i got the pattern from and online generator.  for the most part, the pattern generated turned out great.  i'll probably make him another one & incorporate some colorwork into it.

yarn used:  knitpicks merino style in moss (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420104/yarn_display )
needle size:  size 5's (though i think i accidentally switched needles at some point, either starting with a 4 and ending with a 5 or starting with a 5 and ending with a 6).
pattern:  made using a pattern generator (http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/513)
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5  Re: Eunny Jang's Deep V argyle vest in Knitalongs by littlecindy on: September 22, 2006 09:47:29 AM
got the knitting done.  now just have to secure & cut the steeks.  i didn't knit steeks on the armhole or back neck but knit flat instead.  i'll have to post a list of all my modifications when i'm all done.

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6  Re: Eunny Jang's Deep V argyle vest in Knitalongs by littlecindy on: September 05, 2006 08:35:31 AM

done with the waist decreases. now trying to orient myself to how the steeks work, and make sure i'm keeping of track of the side increases while i keep track of the v neck decreases.  there's a lot going on in this pattern!  and i can't follow the chart cuz i didn't make the called for gauge Sad  and why do i cast on stitches for the steeks?  i'm confused...
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7  Re: knitty's bubby bear in Knitting: Completed Projects by littlecindy on: August 21, 2006 09:36:25 AM

made in wool-ease.
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8  Re: Eunny Jang's Deep V argyle vest in Knitalongs by littlecindy on: August 07, 2006 07:47:35 PM
just started my swatch.  used size 5's with knitpicks merino style.  gotta try 4's & see if i can come closer to gauge, though i'm sure i'll be doing some math.

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9  Re: Trellis Knitalong, anyone? in Knitalongs by littlecindy on: June 16, 2006 09:17:51 AM
this is an old thread, but i used it to find any tips for knitting the trellis, which i just finished.

details in my blog:  http://littlecindy.livejournal.com/107604.html
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