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1  Cycling Aran in Knitting: Completed Projects by landry on: November 27, 2007 08:18:22 PM
I finally finished my Cycling Aran for my boyfriend!  Smiley He picked out the yarn and color. The pattern was extremely easy to follow; I didn't make any changes since the ribbing on the back allows it stretch to 42" comfortably. It was the first time I ever installed a zipper so the top and bottom came out a little wonky, but not too noticeable. Cheesy

Yarn: Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Chunky in Rain
Needles: US 10.5

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2  Re: Tangled Yoke Cardigan Knitalong in Knitalongs by landry on: October 28, 2007 03:14:03 PM

Thankfully, it softened up a lot after a dip in Soak. I ended up only using 5.5 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed in Phantom because of the 3/4 sleeves.
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3  Re: Tangled Yoke Cardigan Knitalong in Knitalongs by landry on: October 21, 2007 11:33:14 PM

Finally got through the cables! I really wish I had thought of using lifelines like you guys are/will be.
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4  Re: Tangled Yoke Cardigan Knitalong in Knitalongs by landry on: September 21, 2007 03:17:22 PM
Got one sleeve ready for yoke. Now on to the other:

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5  Re: Tangled Yoke Cardigan Knitalong in Knitalongs by landry on: September 08, 2007 10:04:50 AM
Here's another progress photo:

I have another 2 increases to make before it's time for the yoke.
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6  Re: Tangled Yoke Cardigan Knitalong in Knitalongs by landry on: August 25, 2007 10:46:47 AM
Here's a progress shot:

I am using US 4s to get gauge.
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7  Pseudo Beaded Cami in Knitting: Completed Projects by landry on: August 23, 2007 09:18:52 PM

Pattern: Beaded Cami
Yarn: 5 balls of Debbie Bliss Cathay
Needles: US 5

The first time I finished this, it was way too baggy around the chest, so with sage advice from tragicheroine, I frogged back to where I had stopped decreasing and decreased more until I was 2 inches into negative ease. I knit this flat and don't really know why when it would have been fine done in the round.

I heavily modified this from the original pattern:
- I wanted this to be more fitted than the original so I cast on 1 full less lace pattern repeat around the hem (e.g. 98 sts instead of 121)
- I  liked how tragicheroine moved her purl row under the bust on hers so I did the same.
- I completely changed the neckline to just have 1 lace pattern in the center. The garter st edging was borrowed from the Silk and Pearls Cami in Knitting Lingerie Style. By just picking up sts continuously all the way around, even to the points where the straps would go, somehow it added some shaping to the chest, which worked out really nice in the end.
- The back piece neckline is flat.
- Steamblocked by holding the iron an inch above the surface of the fabric.
- And no beads, not really a bead person. Smiley

Another front view:

Back view:

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8  Re: Beaded Cami from Black Dog Designs in Knitalongs by landry on: August 23, 2007 08:56:32 PM
Yay! I finally got it right this time. Thanks, tragicheroine, for the tips you gave me on Ravelry.

More info here:
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9  Re: Beaded Cami from Black Dog Designs in Knitalongs by landry on: August 05, 2007 07:47:23 PM
knittinfiasco - it's looking nice so far!

Here's another progress shot from me too:

I made some big changes along the neckline, which I'll write about later when I'm all done.
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10  Butterfly out of its cocoon (finally!) in Knitting: Completed Projects by landry on: July 29, 2007 09:01:10 PM

I finally finished my Butterfly!

Pattern: Butterfly (vest version), Rowan 37 magazine
Yarn: Jagger Zephyr Wool Silk in Mahogany colorway
Needles: US 6, 5, 3
Size: XS (though technically more like S due to 2 extra knit stitches added on either side)

I did a ton of research beforehand in Craftster, knitting blogs, anywhere Google could point me in regards this pattern! I've incorporated a lot of notes other knitters have made in their versions. For example, like Domesticat, I did not make YOs or decreases at either edge unless they could be paired with corresponding decreases. And like Eunny Jang, I used the same yarn, needle size, and full immersion blocking (with a little help from citrus-scented Soak). I did not use the waste yarn for grafting the hems; I just knitted and seamed normally. I also added 2 extra knit sts on either side to help with mattress stitching up the seams at the end after hearing what a bitch the seams were for other knitters. This was a significant help. Overall, I'm overjoyed with how the project came out. Now if only I can find some decent pants or a skirt to wear it with... my pants in these photos aren't really cutting it!

Back view:

Another front view:

Thanks to my sister, Amy, for the photos. And thanks for looking!

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