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1  My Vogue Bell Sleeve Jacket in Knitting: Completed Projects by nightowl_too on: August 18, 2007 09:30:59 PM
I just finished my Bell Sleeve Jacket from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2006 and I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Actually I'm more like extremely excited. I really like how this one looks.
I used 7 skeins of Cascade 220 color #8234 pistachio with size 6 needles. I started on 6/16/07 and finished the knitting on 8/13/07. I really enjoyed knitting this one. It had the right amount of cables, bobbles and shaping to keep me interested. I like how the bobbles are shaped like little leafs (or candle flames) and I really like the placement of the cables and how the ribs join into cables at the waist and then separate out into ribs again. I made a couple of modifications to the pattern. I changed the lower edge from a plain garter stitch type edge to a k4p4 edge to match that of the collar and sleeves. I also didn't make a knit belt like the pattern called for. Instead I added 6 buttons and crochet button loops and made it into more of a cardigan.

I love how the Cascade 220 really lets the cables stand out. I'm a real fan of this yarn and plan on using their superwash version for my next project.
I have a couple more photos and detailed descriptions of how I made my modifications, and the errors I think I came across on my blog.
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2  Loon Sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by nightowl_too on: July 28, 2007 10:11:51 PM
I've finally finished my Loon Sweater. I started it many years ago and then set it aside. Recently I got it out and finished it. I hesitated to show it here as it's a bit, how do I say it....dated I guess. But what the heck. I still like it. I figured some fellow knitters may be interested to see it. I think it turned out well for what it is. It was my first attempt at using different colors and it also has some duplicate stitch. I used Plymouth Encore Chunky and the yellow is Lion Brand Chunky USA. It was a bit stiff but after washing it got really quite soft to my surprise. The pattern is from a Bernat "ewe can knit" pattern pamphlet #1806.

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3  Finished my Apricot Jacket in Knitting: Completed Projects by nightowl_too on: July 16, 2007 11:30:46 PM
I finished my Apricot Jacket (from Rebecca #27) and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I first came across this knit here on craftster's completed projects board, then I found the knitalong thread. I was smitten and had to make one for myself. I started mine in April 07 and finished in June 07. I had to order more yarn to complete the seaming and button loops. I used 5 skeins Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in the color Prairie Lupine and size 6 needles.

I managed to find buttons that matched the yarn perfectly (there is a close up of them on my July 17 blog post). I like the look of just the four buttons. I skipped the crochet edge and just did crochet button loops. I'm pretty happy with the fit and the look of this one.
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4  Re: Prosperous plum tank in Knitalongs by nightowl_too on: May 14, 2007 08:59:20 PM
Here is mine

I'm declaring it finished even though I didn't do the edging. I made the smallest size with 2 skeins Brown Sheep cotton fleece and size 6 needles. I finished the knitting on this quite awhile ago back on April 2nd but stalled out on the edging around the neck and arms. I tried a number of times to do the crabstitch edging but didn't like how it was turning out. Then I did a regular, pickup the stitches around the neckline and bind off edging but didn't like that either. Both seemed to curl out. The crabstitch edging looked bulky and curled out under the arms and at the back. Here's what it looked like before I took it out.

I'm too clumsy with the crochet hook and it was just too hard for me to do. Anyways I still like the tank and enjoyed the knitting part of it.
Has anyone else finished theirs?
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5  Re: Isabeau, small and quick... anyone game? in Knitalongs by nightowl_too on: March 30, 2007 09:22:17 AM
Very pretty PikabooTique! I like the colors. Everyone's purse is so super cute. It's fun to see all of the different color combinations people have used. This thread inspired me to make one too. I finished it a few quite a few months ago but just now decided to post a pic here so everyone could see my purple version knitted with knitpicks shine sport (double stranded). There is a picture of the lining here (from my blog entry back in January.)
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6  Re: Prosperous plum tank in Knitalongs by nightowl_too on: March 20, 2007 10:02:42 AM
Hi, Sorry to hear you had to start over. I've been steadily knitting away. I changed the cable in chart A so that it crosses in back. I like the look of it. Here is a progress picture.
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7  Re: 7 balls of ribbon yarn? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by nightowl_too on: February 25, 2007 09:20:30 PM
I made this

with I think just over 4 balls of Lion Brand Incredible ribbon in the aquarium colorway. It's from a free pattern at this site.
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8  Re: Wandering Aran Fields Cape in Knitting: Completed Projects by nightowl_too on: January 23, 2007 02:43:51 PM
thank you. Here is a photo of me wearing it...
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9  Wandering Aran Fields Cape in Knitting: Completed Projects by nightowl_too on: January 21, 2007 05:13:08 PM
Hi, I just finished the Wandering Aran Fields cape from the Wrap Style book and thought I'd show it here. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

I used Cascade 220 yarn. I really liked this pattern. This is the second project I've made from the Wrap Style book. I also made the Shetland Triangle shawl.
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