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Topic: Boobholder/Minisweater (link to free pattern!)  (Read 106801 times)
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« Reply #180 on: April 25, 2005 05:57:58 PM »

Garr just when I thought I had it finally figured out.

I realized when trying my sweater on that I'm not exactly sure what it "fitting" would constitute. I'm at the part of the pattern where I decide when to seperate sleeves from body. In order to seperate, the "sleeve" part between the first two markers is supposed to come around the top of my shoulder and then meet? Should there be any "ease" which I think is kinda like knitters seem allowance right? Or am I just really confused???

yeah, just make sure it meets under your arm and is comfortable. you might want extra room just so you can fit it over t-shirts and stuff, but you don't need extra for "seam allowance" since you won't be sewing this. that's the beauty of raglan style! no seaming!

Ok so basically I can't even get passed row 15. I can't distribute the increases evenly lol.

it doesn't really matter if they are perfectly distributed. just do the best you can. you won't be able to tell later, unless you make all the increases together. you can do it; don't give up!

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« Reply #181 on: April 25, 2005 07:57:31 PM »


I did mine (sleeve increases) last night. I was too lazy to locate my copy of SnB, which tells the math-way to figure out increases evenly over a # of sts...anyway, I was lazy, so what I did:

(oh, this is for the second increase round, not the k3 m1 k3 m1 part)
1) counted # of sleeve sts (I think it was 20)
2) divided by 5 (number of sts to increase by)
so: 20/5=4
3) Increased after every 4th st.

They didn't come out even, cuz my groove was, after the marker, K1, then do the lift-st increase, so on the right arm its k1 m1 k4 m1 k4 m1 k5 m1 k1 I think; second sleeve turned out much more evenly.

No one but me will notice, and I've given up on making anything "perfectly" (I firmly believe in the Amish way of leaving one imperfection in each piece of handwork...life is much less stressful that way!)

Good luck, and get stitchin on those sleeves!
« Reply #182 on: April 26, 2005 05:06:12 AM »

here's my second minisweater, done in mohair with a tie front and 1/2 length sleeves


« Reply #183 on: April 26, 2005 06:07:30 AM »

I love that! How did you make the ties??

« Reply #184 on: April 26, 2005 08:46:36 AM »

I love that! How did you make the ties??
pick up 8 stitches up the front, knit 16 rows, dec to 6 sts, k 16 rows, dec to 4 sts, k 16 rows, BO

« Reply #185 on: April 26, 2005 02:59:20 PM »

OMG, ohmystars. Great job. i really like your addition of the sleeves and ties. And it looks so soft!


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« Reply #186 on: April 27, 2005 07:06:53 PM »

arg! i am doing worsted on size 9's and i just measurec my gauge and it is all wrong. whatever, i can just wing it.
« Reply #187 on: April 28, 2005 02:15:11 PM »

Well, I finally got around to taking a (very bad) photo of my modified boobholder.  I lengthened it, as I knew I wouldn't wear the short one, and I put on ties, rather than buttons, as I couldn't find any buttons I liked or were big enough.  It was made from thrift store mohair and acyrilc blend, which I bought for all of $3.00. 

Sorry about the blurry picture - I didn't have anyone around to take one for me.

Anyway, I think I'm going to make another one, but in actual worsted weight yarn, and with long sleeves, and possibly a pullover.  But I have to find the yarn for it first.
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« Reply #188 on: April 28, 2005 06:57:03 PM »

love it, nevermore. great colour!

« Reply #189 on: April 29, 2005 11:25:42 AM »

Absolutely beautiful nevermore!
And I love yours too, ohmystars! Great choice of colours and yarn!

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