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Topic: $5 in Paris KAL (pattern included)--The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan  (Read 294793 times)
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« Reply #850 on: June 28, 2008 11:31:52 AM »

I finally looked at this thread, and you guys are really tempting me! There's some really nice sweathers here and the directions make it sound so easy.

"An old cloak makes a new jerkin..." (Wm Shakespeare, recycling and DIY enthusiast)
« Reply #851 on: June 29, 2008 12:47:21 AM »

rachillsk8> that looks fantastic!! Now I want one!! What yarn are you using.... I may have missed that sorry.  Embarrassed  It really looks awesome!

wakeupdonnie> love the stripes! it looks awesome, I am sure she will love it. Is it a suprise?

Thank you Smiley)
And nah, it's not a surprise haha.. I wasn't even sure she'd wear a sweater at first so I had to ask. Plus, I didn't really know how itd fit her compared to me so I've made her try it on a couple times, heh. Smiley

One sleeve down!!
The color changes look weird though.. Idk how to fix it.

Luckily.. my girlfriend is amazing and even though I was stressing that it wouldn't look good she told me she loved it and would still wear it all the time Smiley
hehe Smiley

Oh and ps, I recruited her. She's a knitter now too Smiley

« Reply #852 on: June 29, 2008 08:57:29 AM »

To change the colors you would slip the first st on the round, then knit the 2nd st with the new color. Look up Jogless jog for more details and maybe pictures.

« Reply #853 on: June 29, 2008 05:30:45 PM »

Finished, wore it to work, it was a big hit.   Wish I had made it a little smaller though, it's grown a bit.  Nothing some hand washing and time in the dryer can't fix, though. 

More info on my Ravelry page:

« Reply #854 on: June 29, 2008 06:09:52 PM »

Looks great!  I like the eyelet/lace pattern you used on it.  I really need to get over my fear of knitting sweaters (it's the amount of time + the cost of materials X about 100 in anxiety).  Then again, the last knitting pattern I tried, I frogged four times (in the first two inches) before determining that the pattern definitely wasn't working for me.  Roll Eyes


Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
« Reply #855 on: June 30, 2008 04:49:04 AM »

Muria, just jump right in! I've been putting off sweaters for years till I found this thread. The directions are fairly easy to follow, and you can use a less expensive yarn for your first one. I'm using Caron Simply Soft. I bought two skeins at about $3 each, and I have a partial skein from a previous project in the same color. I'm maybe halfway through skein #2 (at the most) and I'm already workin on the ribbing at the bottom of the sweater body, which means all I have after I fihish that is the sleeves. I cast on for the L, and am doing a single color. So if you already have the needles you need you could make this sweater for $5-$10 depending on the size you make and whether or not you do stripes...

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« Reply #856 on: June 30, 2008 11:25:19 AM »

Rachillsk8, that has a delicately feminine look, so I'm not surprised it was a hit. I like the lace, the neckline, and the waist shaping.

Not to be indelicate myself, but I rather like these raglans with the wider neck, and was wondering how those of you who have chosen the boatneck option have handled the bra strap question. Do you just have to work a couple of inches and try on to see if it's too wide or is there some trick you use beforehand to know? 

Jewells68, thank you for that information about how much yarn it took you. If I'm willing to have some offbeat stripes, I could do this from stash!

"An old cloak makes a new jerkin..." (Wm Shakespeare, recycling and DIY enthusiast)
« Reply #857 on: July 05, 2008 07:55:22 PM »

I got it to her, just in time for her to go to Kansas (grrr.... two weeks without her. lame)

but she's adorable in it hehe.

P.s., the Mr. Dangly she's holding is one she knitted. It's her second project Smiley I'm so proud

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« Reply #858 on: July 06, 2008 02:39:02 AM »

Way to go with the Mr. Dangly! I have always wanted one. I'm glad your sweater was such a hit.

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« Reply #859 on: July 07, 2008 08:09:53 PM »

So I finished my $5 in Paris this past Saturday. Would have finished ages ago, but took a break from it to work on something else.

I love the pattern, love the yarn, only problem for me was sizing. I made the L and it wound up too big, I wore it to work today and by noon it was driving me batty. But that's not any fault of the pattern, just the knitter that was too lazy to swatch. Embarrassed

Trying to decide now whether to run elastic thread through the neck and sleeve ribbings, or silk ribbon, or give it to someone larger. Tongue

Pics here: http://flickr.com/photos/8595866@N08/tags/5inparispattern/
More detailed info here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jewells68/5-in-paris

Have to recommend the pattern, I loooooove it, but my best advice is swatch, swatch, and um, er, swatch! lol
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