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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: FO Noro Striped Raglan Sweater Goodness on: February 11, 2008 04:12:30 PM
That's amazing! Definitely one of my favourite projects on Craftster.

WOW! Thank you so much!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / FO Noro Striped Raglan Sweater Goodness on: February 11, 2008 12:02:30 PM
I finished it last night and I'm in love with it!

I used simple top-down raglan calculations to get a good fit. The yarn is cascade 220 in Rainier Heather, with 2-row stripes of noro kureyon. It's comfy and so warm!
There are more details on my ravelry (my name is "dazzleships").

ETA: Thanks guys!
I would totally recommend using Noro this way. I actually had a few random balls from an impulse buying spree a couple months ago when I decided I HAD TO HAVE IT...I got home, started knitting with it and quickly realized it is WAY too much of a good thing. Kureyon is at its best when you cut it with something. It's also really easy to cut out the weird color changes that occasionally happen (pink to greenish orange red puke color to soft yellow? Why not just skip that pukey color entirely?)
This sweater is a pretty awesome stash buster that way. Cascade 220 is reasonably priced, and if you have some crazy colors yarn lying around you can't find a special purpose for, you can use it for the stripes.

P.S. I have no idea what "ETA" means. Oh these internets...
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cobblestone Pullover anyone? IK Fall '07 on: October 25, 2007 11:30:54 AM
The short rows are definitely at the bottom of the yoke. I'm a short row virgin and I think I might need to read up or practice on a tiny sock before diving in to the yoke section of the sweater.
Or I could just dive in without any practice at all and see how it goes.
I am loving how my sweater is knitting up, by the way. I decided to frog and do a little math to get a size between 43 and 47 inches. I'll be knitting the larger size sleeves. I'm hoping it will fit just right considering he is mediumish and has broad shoulders.
I would show you guys a picture, but my camera is being held hostage in my friend's apartment....
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cobblestone Pullover anyone? IK Fall '07 on: October 18, 2007 11:01:14 AM
It's official! I am the tightest knitter in history.
I swatched with size 9 addis and got 19 stitches per inch. I'm going to run with it and make the 47" size (what he wants) and hope that it will come out closer to 46" or 45" (what I want).
I'm still not sure about the measurement, though, so I'm going to watch it closely and if it looks too big I'll frog it and start again in the 43" size.
Other than sizing worries, the knitting has been very satisfying. I really love this yarn!
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cobblestone Pullover anyone? IK Fall '07 on: October 16, 2007 11:15:40 AM
I got it through Amazon from a place called Alpaca Direct...they had the best prices I could find and the shipping was SUPER quick.
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cobblestone Pullover anyone? IK Fall '07 on: October 16, 2007 09:04:32 AM
My yarn came today and it is PERFECT.
My boyfriend dropped me off at my office this morning and when I saw the package by my door, I ran back outside and yelled "your yarn is here!!"
He did a really good job of acting excited.
I expect I'll swatch it this evening and cast on by tomorrow...
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cobblestone Pullover anyone? IK Fall '07 on: October 12, 2007 08:48:25 AM
Have you guys calculated the amout of Cascade 220 that.............. wait, OF COURSE you have. So how much Cascade are you planning on using? I notice that the original pattern calls for another yarn.... sooooooo, what did you come up with?  Wink
Cascade 220 has twice the yardage per skein than the yarn called for, so I just halved the amount. I'm making the medium? I think? Whichever calls for 14 skeins. I ordered 7 plus one more to be safe.
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cobblestone Pullover anyone? IK Fall '07 on: October 11, 2007 03:43:45 PM

ratdogforever ~ I contemplated the duster, too but it was WAAAYY too much stockinette for me to handle and DH really needs a sweater Wink

I knoooow!  Tongue
That made up my mind. I'm putting the BF before myself...I just have to find some decent yarn. I've pretty much decided on Cascade 220 Heathers in color 2446...it's a very nice olive green.
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cobblestone Pullover anyone? IK Fall '07 on: October 08, 2007 02:39:00 PM
I love this sweater!!!
I can't make up my mind between this and the duster on the cover. But this one will probably win, considering how close we are getting to PRESENT TIME.
I'll check back when I've picked up some yarn...
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Wonder Woman Jumper (4 images) on: August 31, 2007 01:39:15 PM
This sweater wins the trophy for best use of intarsia EVER.
That is so awesome.
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