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Topic: Norah Gauhan cardigan from Vogue Knitting  (Read 62460 times)
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« Reply #200 on: February 19, 2007 03:10:31 PM »

Back as promised, with a photo:


When I first finished, my capecho was a lot like yuvee's but not quite as big. The back was a little tight and short, and then in the front I had the weird long dangling excess that kept bunching up oin my armpits. So I tried to block it to be wider and longer in the back and shorter in the front. After blocking, it was just too damn big all over! I then threw it in the drier for about 10 minutes, and after I took it out and tried it on again, I felt pretty satisfied with the fit- a little longer in the back and not so bunchy/bulky in the front.

My modifications: I used dk yarn (filatura di crosa "zara") on size 5 needles. I also moved the button over so that it buttons about 4 inches from the end of the neckband and added a smaller second button to secure the band.

Here is a closeup of the neckband. You can barely see the second button because it is snuggled up inside a cable.
A couple more photos, including one of the back, are on my blog: http://anothershopgirl.blogspot.com
how much yarn did you use and did you switch the gauge fora smaller size? because i'd like to use that yarn, just confused.
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« Reply #201 on: February 21, 2007 03:01:41 PM »

finally finished mine today. posted some pics on my bloggity blog: http://knitlit.blogspot.com

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« Reply #202 on: February 23, 2007 06:33:46 PM »

I remade mine into a mini-cardi!  Grin

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« Reply #203 on: February 23, 2007 07:20:07 PM »

Wowee Squeaky!!!  That is beautiful!  It's so super cutie!  I love it!  I'm working on my sleeves just now, and I love the way you added the cable at the bottom part.  Super cute!  I'm using a very similar color.  It's Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, I don't know the color number it's on the slip, but I don't have it right next to me right now.  Shocker, because I'm working on this thing furiously.  I'm hoping my small adjustments will make it work.  Yours is just lovely. 

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« Reply #204 on: February 23, 2007 09:07:42 PM »

Wow! You win the make it work challenge, squeakyweasels! It is so beautiful! I love how you extended the collar into the buttonband. So impressive.
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« Reply #205 on: February 24, 2007 02:40:22 PM »

You did a great job fixing this! I think it looks great. I actually wanted to do something similar... any more info on how you did it?
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« Reply #206 on: February 24, 2007 04:52:11 PM »

wow squeaky! very very clever and impressive!! if mine fails, i will do the same !
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becky6
« Reply #207 on: February 24, 2007 09:09:52 PM »

Hi. I've been knitting this too and only posted a couple of comments.

After someone else said they had emailed Vogue knitting but hadn't gotten a reply, I emailed them too. I thought maybe they needed to know there were a lot of us having problems with this thing being too huge. Well, I got an email back asking me to describe in more detail the problem I was having.

I'm finding that hard to do. I'm not done yet (on the first sleeve) and I don't get the whole layout of it enough to know I have it right when I try it on along the way.

Can anyone help explain it for me? Or would it be ok to give her a link to this discussion?

Becky

(sorry if this post appears twice. It disappeared the first time I tried before I finished it. I think it got lost in space, but who knows...)
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« Reply #208 on: February 24, 2007 09:14:13 PM »

Yes!  give them the link!  tell them that seeing the pictures might help them understand.
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laura140281
« Reply #209 on: February 25, 2007 06:44:57 AM »

I have finally finished!  I had to modify my capecho as it was much too big.  I removed pentagons 1, 9, 7 and 8, I'm really pleased with it now, I just need to buy a button to fasten it.  I haven't taken a photo of me wearing it yet but the fit is really good, I'm just so glad its finished! Smiley (I'll post a picture of me wearing it when I've put the button on)



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