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on: October 17, 2006 05:48:43 PM 
Started by briteros, Message by Crow Jane
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Thanks so much for looking, Calista. I will go for a local yarn producer this time (not that I have any choice). I can't wait til my sample cards come so I can buy some yarn so I can get started on my jumper. I would go out and look at LYS but I can't drive because of an operation I had recently and I can't look online for extended periods of time because I can't sit for long. I feel asleep last night reading my AMcQK pattern. Joy!

Special note to all you U.S. and Canadian citizens: As of yesterday, round about the time I found out that Knitpicks doesn't post to Australia, I felt the sudden urge to become best bosom buddies and possibly bff with a Canadian and/or American. Just putting it out there.

kthnxbye
 
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on: April 17, 2006 06:01:07 PM 
Started by briteros, Message by briteros
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based on Calista's cute pattern as shown here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77854.0

I DLed the pattern and cast on using Lion Brand Wool-ease Sportweight (bought on sale at Joann.com). So far, I've completed one of the bodice sections and one sleeve.

Here's the progress shot... don't mind Miss Tyra, who tends to enjoy sitting on all my knitted pieces!


If anyone else is knitting or thinking about knitting up this piece. please share your thoughts and progress here Smiley 
 
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on: April 27, 2006 12:38:28 PM 
Started by briteros, Message by briteros
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aww... i would say keep trying. are you using a cable needle? i've found that using a spare DPN seems to work better than one of those u-shaped ones.

here's the latest progress pic:


as you can see, i'm definitely making use of the chart. crossing things off as i go along takes more time, but at least i won't be repeating anything by accident  Roll Eyes

only a bit left to go.

scapina, that forest green color looks lovely... can't wait for your progress shots Smiley
 
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on: April 27, 2006 10:40:57 PM 
Started by briteros, Message by calista
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aww... i would say keep trying. are you using a cable needle? i've found that using a spare DPN seems to work better than one of those u-shaped ones.

here's the latest progress pic:


as you can see, i'm definitely making use of the chart. crossing things off as i go along takes more time, but at least i won't be repeating anything by accident  Roll Eyes

only a bit left to go.

scapina, that forest green color looks lovely... can't wait for your progress shots Smiley

It's really exciting to see the progress.
I totally agree with you about the chart.  Especially when you are doing a complicated pattern, crossing out each row of the chart as you knit really helps. Sometimes I make chart of my own out of patterns.
Maybe a few days after my final oral exam for my master's degree on May 12, I'll be able to post a free pattern consisted of charts. I made a pattern for a simple intarsia sweater inspired by an illustration, which I started knitting last summer (2005 Tongue), but haven't been able to finish. I don't want to post a pattern I haven't fully tried and trued.
Anyway, it's good to find someone who likes a chart pattern.
 
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on: May 04, 2006 07:08:11 PM 
Started by briteros, Message by calista
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Girls, count me in!!
i just ordered from knitpicks, can't wait to start on this one!!

i purchased the mystery too. can't go wrong with black  Cheesy
i'm thinking to lengthen the 2x2 ribbing for both wasit and sleeve
calista, mind giving me a rough measure of your sweater?

Here's a diagram with the size of each part.

The size on the image is base on the XS size.
If you want to make the rib of the bodice wider, I suggest to remove 1 repeat of the pattern from the bottom and cast on the 6 sts less.
Since the bodice is already quite long, it might be too long if you just add more rows of ribs.
I wanted to make it long enough to fully cover my tummy even when I'm wearing a really low jeans. (because my body is always cold)
Making ribs on the sleeves will be alright.
 
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on: May 05, 2006 09:40:41 PM 
Started by briteros, Message by briteros
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the flowers will have to wait until I can dye up some to go along with the sweater... but otherwise, I'M DONE! yay! Calista, your pattern is my very first full-length sweater!

I ended up using 2 full skeins of wool-ease and only a tiny bit of the third for the medium size. The reverse stockinette seaming really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be... Calista was right. It is quite forgiving.

Okay, I can't contain my excitement, so here's the pic of my FO (back view to prevent weird shot of my boobs):


Props go out to Calista for a wonderful pattern!
 
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on: May 26, 2006 11:08:34 AM 
Started by briteros, Message by landry
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Wow, I've been busy lately with work and finishing school that I haven't had too much time to work on the sweater (not to mention that I'm a slow knitter)!  Wink

Just posting a progress shot of what's coming along so far:



The cables are really fun to knit! Though, I think I made a couple tiny errors already, so this piece will definitely be the back bodice piece. ^^;;; Usually the first body piece I make I hide as the back piece because the second piece is usually much more error-free, but shhhh...! Smiley
 
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on: July 11, 2006 11:21:19 PM 
Started by briteros, Message by scapina
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cool, that's what i was thinking the answer might be. Smiley

here is a pic!



the cables aren't as tight on the left side as i would like, but i think i can deal with it. Smiley

yours is awesome btw, briteros. love the colour!
 
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on: September 14, 2006 04:40:54 PM 
Started by briteros, Message by almndladybug
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umm, you'd really have to adjust the pattern a lot. Have you considered knitpicks at all?  You can get enough yarn for the project for under $40.  And Andean Treasure, which is  made by KP is the yarn Calista used. Knitpicks shipping is super fast, I almost always get my orders within 1 week of ordering, and that's with the slow shipping. Plus free shipping on orders over $40!  I  think I paid $3.29/ball and I used 9 balls. For that price, you can barely get something from a box craft store.  I made the medium size, and even though the pattern called for 10 balls, I didn't even use the majority of the 9th ball.



My finished sweater. I've worn it twice already. The first time, it took a while to get used to, but now I LOVE it and it fits much better the second time. For the neckline I followed the directions and it's really quite flexible as I can "pull" it up a bit and it's much more "covering" or pull it down low onto my shoulders for a much more sexy look. I've worn it to work and nobody's said anything to me yet about the neckline being inappropriate!

A note on the color:  it's called lilac, but I think a more appropriate name for the color should be plain ol' purple. Luckily I didn't care, but if you want a light purple, lilac isn't.

I'm wicked busy with start of the school year stuff and am WAYYY behind in school and personal stuff, but I  hope to get my notes typed up about knitting this in the round soon. I'm going to send them to Calista first as it's her pattern and once I type them up and hear back from her I'm sure I'll either post the production notes or whatever. The only part I didn't knit in the round were the sleeves, but that's because I would have got one done and not wanted to do the other and am not talented enough to do both sleeves at the same time using the magic loop technique.  Got to love a short attention span and frustration levels.  Tongue
 
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on: November 09, 2006 11:49:22 PM 
Started by briteros, Message by scapina
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It's actually ok, I live in Vancouver and our winters can barely be called that, so I should be able to wear this sweater pretty much through until next spring. Smiley

I'm back so almost done..... hopefully tomorrow!!

 
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on: November 16, 2006 12:45:17 PM 
Started by briteros, Message by scapina
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done!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=133628.0



thanks so much for this patern, it's my favourite thing i've made!

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

 
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on: December 10, 2006 06:28:04 PM 
Started by briteros, Message by landry
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I finally finished mine!



Another photo

And another photo

I love this pattern. Like someone else has said before, this is my favorite thing I've ever knit. My row gauge was probably off because the bodice came out shorter than the other sweaters. I might try grafting on another inch of ribbing to the bottom to make it longer (or I could wear jeans with higher waistlines...). Other than that, I'm super happy.  Grin

Thanks for making the pattern, Calista.
 
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on: March 09, 2007 08:20:09 PM 
Started by briteros, Message by anky
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Finally finished and I love it! This is by far my favouritest knit to date, thanks for the great pattern Calista. Knitting the body in the round certainly made it a lot quicker to knit and cut down on tedious seaming. I used Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Alpaca in Briar Rose. It's so soft and warm but sheds like crazy so I might give it a good bath to see if that settles the fibres down. More details on my blog.
 
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