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« on: November 19, 2006 02:15:54 PM »

here it is. <sigh>. i love it, but it is huge!! i used knitpicks sierra for it.  it was my first fair isle project. i think i am going to give up on making sweater for now, because i am super picky about the way they fit!! grrr!!

Did anyone else's end up huge???
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006 03:33:29 PM »

No, but I added waist shaping.  Mine fits perfectly.

If you are particular about the fit of your garments I suggest checking out Elizabeth Zimmerman, or try making a top down raglan.  Those are really easy to control fit with.

Oh, but how did you like the Sierra?  Is it soft?  I used the LP bulky that was recommended, and never again.  Scratchy as all hell.

ETA, wow, I totally forgot to tell you that I don't think it's too big!  I love the colors.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006 04:24:29 PM »

It looks really beautiful Cheesy

As regards fit, I try and hold things up to me as I go.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2006 04:28:29 PM »

i'd wear it!  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2006 04:29:33 PM »

I think it's gorgeous!!! You did a great job!

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2006 07:19:29 PM »

It looks really nice! I just finished mine (in the Lamb's Pride bulky) and it came out the right size. Did you block your gauge swatch? It can really make a difference.


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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2006 11:28:42 PM »

I think it looks really good on you, but if you wanted to add a bit of shaping you could always do some darts- either handsewing or on the machine.

I love the colours that you chose.
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2006 01:26:53 PM »

Thanks for the compliments you guys! everyone on here is so nice! as for the knitpick sierra, it is soft, softer than the lamb's pride.  that stuff is freakin itchy! when i pick up the sweater, it is so heavy! but probably one of the problems i had with this sweater was the yarn i used wasn't the same gauge as the pattern, so i ended up changing the pattern to fit my yarn guage.  if i had to do it all over again, i would use sierra again! i love this yarn.
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2006 03:08:17 PM »

You have inspired me to start this pattern and tomorrow I am going to buy the wool! Thank you for posting the photos Cheesy
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2006 07:49:38 AM »

I am planning to buy some yarn for this sweater with my Christmas money... I do like the pattern, but I'm worried that mine will also end up frumpier than I would like. If you don't mind me asking, what size clothes are you and what size of sweater did you knit?

By the way, even if you're not crazy about the fit, you did a very, very nice job. Well done.

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