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« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2007 10:06:16 AM »

I really like this pattern, but I wonder if it will scoop too low in front/how difficult it would be to make it less revealing... I would not want to ALWAYS have to wear something underneath after I went to all the trouble to make it... This would be my first sweater...  What do you think?
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« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2007 10:54:24 AM »

I didn't read through the entire pattern, but it looks as though the armhole and neckline are shaped at the same time, so maybe you could work more of the armhole before you start the neckline shaping.  From the picture and diagram it appears that the neckline is almost even with the bottom of the armholes.

Either that or you could perhaps fashion a sort of a false cami to go under just the scoop neck area so you don't have to actually wear an entire shirt under it but you won't be flashing everyone if you bend over too far.  Not sure how well that would work under a knit sweater, though.

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« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2007 11:33:44 AM »

I thought it was low, too, as I don't wear camis or tees under my sweaters. The divide for the button placket is before the armhole shaping, so you could start that at the same time you begin the shaping and it would move it up a few inches.


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« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2007 02:40:03 PM »

ooh i'm going to jump on the band wagon for this one too! (as if i dont have enough WIPs hehe).

i'm from Australia, and have ZERO chance of getting Gloss over here, so i'm using Bendigo Wool Mills 4ply baby wool ($14 for 200g/720m)- i've ordered cream but i'm going to hand dye it to a nice cherry red i think - food dye rocks! Now all i need is a saucepan big enough to dye it all at once  Wink

And i love how low it is - busty! The only problem i think is that my hips are 4 inches bigger than my bust, i'm going to have to figure out how to make it bigger there and keep it in pattern  Lips sealed

« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2007 06:02:26 PM »

I really, really, really want to make this.  I love waffle-type shirts too.  I have a pile of sweaters to recycle the yarn I'd love to try to use.  The challenge will be getting enough yarn to make another sweater with, even though they are larger to begin with.  I guess I could knit the body and judge if I have enough for the sleeves, and if not, make them 3/4 or less if need be.

Also, just when I thought I had way more needles than I'd ever use, it calls for a half size?!?!?  I already have small circulars in size 3, so if I can find yarn I have that make the gauge with size 3, then I'll only have to buy longer circulars, and then I'm in.

That's a lot of ifs, but I really do want to make this, it's just a matter of sooner or later.  It will/would be my first sweater too, but I love it.  I love the scoop neck, and here in No. CA, I always layer a t-shirt with something warmer over, so it would be perfect.  I'm even thinking maybe pink would be cute, I'm not usually a pink person, but a pink waffle shirt is a perfect combo of girly and outdoorsy, if you ask me.  Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2007 06:04:31 PM »

i ordered a skein of gloss in the pumpkin color, just to swatch with and see what it feels like. I'm also thinking about the dye your own fingering weight, but i'm not sure

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« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2007 06:06:15 PM »

That's a 3mm/US 2.5. Or you could use slightly thicker yarn and a larger needle if you have one.


« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2007 08:41:44 AM »

I started mine with Baby Silk from Elann, and it's going great.  They have a much wider color selection, and I got enough for the size 48 for about $65.
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« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2007 10:55:06 AM »

i love this sweater, but i think the all-over stitch pattern would drive me mad by the time i finished it. maybe i'll put it on the when-im-more-patient list.

and for those of you worried about the scratchiness of gloss, it has silk in it, so it's probably minimal.

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« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2007 07:23:57 PM »

I really really want to try this! I view it as a perfect opportunity to get some Addi Turbos in a US no 2. Cheesy

Does anyone know if dyeing yarn causes the yardage to change? (As in, shrinkage, or expanding, etc) The KP fingering yarns are dirt cheap and I've always wanted to try my hand at dyeing too!

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