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Topic: In which I discovered top-down knitting and sewn scarves.  (Read 2522 times)
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« on: February 10, 2007 06:08:34 PM »

I must say I love top-down sweaters. Here's why:

bell cardigan by corbeau64, on Flickr

I finished it in 2 weeks, even with my usual ADD knitting style (where I work on something else for a while and flit back and forth between my 9,000 projects, which could explain why I don't really finish things, but that's beside the point!)

Also, there's this:

cardigan clasp by corbeau64, on Flickr

The pattern called for an ugly garter stitch tie around the neckline, so I used this instead. (It's from the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby.)

And then there's the sewn sulky-paper scarf:

sewn scarf by corbeau64, on Flickr

It was the 2nd thing I did on my new sewing maching and I wanted to toss both it and the brand spankin' new Singer out the window which screaming obscenities (which would not have been appropriate considering I was attending a retreat in convent at the time.)

Oh, the pattern is from knitting pure and simple, # 241, and I used Naturalle Tussock DK, in case anyone wanted to know.
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007 06:27:22 PM »

That is such a gorgeous cardigan! And the color is really pretty too. The sewn scarf is also nice, but it does sound irritating to make. Beautiful stuff!

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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007 09:49:34 PM »

I'm really impressed with the sweater! And I must second the compliment on the color- so lovely!

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007 06:59:57 AM »

lovely sweater!

« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007 12:39:21 PM »

I hate sewing, too. It's the most frustrating thing I've ever tried, and I'm never pleased with the end-product. So I gave away my machine and never looked back.
On the other hand, I have a friend who sews gladly and beautifully. She can't stand to knit--it drives her mad!
To each her own.
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2007 01:34:12 PM »

Thank you all very much! I love the color too- I was helping unpack the bag sale stuff at the LYS where I work, and promptly hid this bag for myself! (The benefits of working at a LYS are many, first dibs is the best among them!)

I don't mind sewing so much, I just hated making this scarf. A couple of the yarns (Cubik from FFF and Ombre from Laines du Nord in particular) kept getting drawn down into the bobbin chamber and jamming it up. Luckily at this retreat there were more than a few quilters who helped me figure out that I needed to raise the presser foot a bit and that wouldn't happen (as much). I do love my new machine, and I can make purses like nobody's business, but I'm still working on making acceptable garments. I'll get there.
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2007 01:43:33 PM »

the cardi's been wisted. For some reason though, the other two links come up as "problem loading page" *sigh*

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007 10:29:23 AM »

Your cardigan turned out really lovely!  And I really like the clasp as well.  Good idea!

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2007 12:40:27 PM »

Just beautiful!!

« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2007 01:30:58 PM »

the cardi's been wisted. For some reason though, the other two links come up as "problem loading page" *sigh*

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I love that cardi!!! It's beautiful. The clasp really adds class to it. Very nice!

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