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« on: November 06, 2006 05:26:56 PM »

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Pattern: Hourglass Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson
Yarn: Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Wool) spruce, 5 skeins
Mods: Unintentionally lengthened the sleeves (read wrong size bracket--D'OH)

Weee! I love finished objects--here's me digging up an old FO to distract myself from the WIP sitting on my desk as we speak. Smiley This sweater was finished last January (ummm...  Roll Eyes) and has been sitting in a box under my bed for the past two seasons, whilst I've been waiting eagerly to take it out. And lo, it's cold again! So back comes the sweater into rotation. I finally had a chance to take some pictures of it, and that's a good thing, since this was the first wearable sweater I ever finished. Ohhh...do I love it.

This is one of my favorite patterns and I recommend it to just about everyone (sorry if you've been one of those people. but seriously, it's a great pattern). Next time I make it, if I do, I'll use a softer yarn, though, and go down a size. I talk about this a little more (but not much) on my ever-so-uninformative blog.

More pictures here (another generic shot) and here (obligatory thumbs up nerdlinger pose).

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2006 05:35:06 PM »

Checked out your info on your blog! And looked at the other pictures - I LOVE the color!!!! And it really looks good on you! I've been debating making this sweater - everyone says it's great - but it looks like tooooooo much plain knitting. I have major knitting ADD - but it really is a great sweater!! I have some EcoYarn sitting around - I may just put it on my massive list of projects to do! thanks for sharing!!

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2006 05:35:57 PM »

ooo that's so pretty! i love the color! Grin

« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2006 10:51:37 PM »

thanks for the inspiration! yours is beautiful.... i've got an hourglass that i started months ago, and this makes me want to finish it.  love the color!
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2006 11:18:30 PM »

Great job! I love this pattern too--I've made one in wool and one in cotton, and planning on making another with some mods. Preach the gospel of the Hourglass Sweater!
(It is a lot of stockinette, Curlyredheadgirl, but it makes a great TV/movie knitting project.)

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2006 01:35:15 PM »

Your sweater is too good!  It looks perfect.  *sigh*  I really should get to some of my unfinished works. Tongue

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2006 01:58:57 PM »

Aww, thanks, guys! Now if only I could get on finishing some things in my enormous WIP pile...

To anyone thinking of making it, it *does* seem like a lot of stockinette, but it's so easy you can work on it just about anywhere while doing anything else so  it goes by really quickly!

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2006 05:12:10 PM »

It looks fantastic!!  And of course just got bumped up on my 'to make' list.  I've had the pattern marked in my book for awhile and now I MUST have it!!!  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2006 12:26:40 PM »

this sweater pattern makes me cry  Cry i have started it twice and frogged it twice and am now working on something else but i know i will go back to it....stupid gauge! i have tried knitting tightly with 8s and loosely with 7s, it never works! i am beginning to think that i just should use the gauge that i knit at and then alter the pattern because i can't do it the regualar way.  but i love the pattern and your sweater is very inspirational
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2007 08:06:16 PM »

Just adding mine to the pile...

I made the 33" bust size with Cash Iroha.  I used just barely over 10 hanks.
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