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Topic: Oh!, the FO's! **Now w/fern pattern!**  (Read 8378 times)
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« on: May 10, 2007 06:34:27 AM »

 Yep, quite a few fo's to share with you!

Let's start with some lovely lace:

estonian garden wrap 1 by corbeau64, on Flickr

estonian garden wrap 2 by corbeau64, on Flickr

Finally done, after nearly a year of working on it! Done in a mystery yarn, thanks to  yarnivorous and the "Whose lace is it anyway?" Swap.

Onto some sweaters:

First, a cardigan for Arwen:

arwen 2 by corbeau64, on Flickr

arwen 1 by corbeau64, on Flickr

Done in Ultra Alpaca turquoise mix, without any mods.Turned out rather nicely, I think.

And last, but not least, my own design:

fern 1 by corbeau64, on Flickr

fern 2 by corbeau64, on Flickr

Done in a very bright blue Silky Wool, with a lace inset on the sleeves. Done completely in the round (thank you, Elizabeth Zimmerman) and meant to be worn off the shoulder. Alas, the manakin has no arms, so no real shoulders, so it looks a little funky.
I will be happy to do a quick pattern write up, if anybody is interested.

Here's the pattern!:

Sizes ( around chest): 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 (I will be happy to add more sizes if needed)

Gauge: 6spi and 8 rpi on US 5

Yarn: 4 skeins Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool (I might get an insurance ball if making one of the larger sizes, just to be safe) (Silky Wool is a dk weight, if you wish to substitute.)

Needles: US 4 and 5 24 circs and dpns (or size to obtain gauge)

CO 186 (198, 210, 222, 234, 246) st on smaller circ, work 10 rounds in 2X2 ribbing, placing a marker at the beginning of the round and at the halfway point of the round. Switch to larger needles and stockinette, working even for 5 (more or less according to taste- these directions will give you more of a tunic length)

Waist Shaping: (This is by no means a required step- if you prefer a slightly looser fit, just work straight right on up to the underarms)Work a Decrease round: k5, k2tog, k to 7 st before marker, ssk, k5. Repeat on next half of round. K 6 rounds even. Repeat, decreasing on the 7th row 3 more times. Work one more decrease round, work 8 rounds even, and then mirror your increases back up to the original # of stitches. (Use an m1 or lifted increase)

Continuing the body:
Work even in stockinette to underarms (trying it on is helpful!)

Divide for sleeves:
Place 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10) st on either side of markers on holder for the underarm ( 14( 16, 16, 18, 18, 20) stitches at each underarm). Place front and back stitches on separate holders.

Sleeves: (make 2) (lace pattern is at the end of the pattern- sorry its not a chart)
On smaller dpns, CO 46(50, 52, 56, 58, 62) st. Work 10 rounds of 2x2 ribbing.  Switch to larger dpns, and knit 13(15, 16, 18, 19, 21) st from beginning of round, pm and work row 1 of staggered fern lace pattern, pm, work to end. Continue in pattern, increasing 2 st every 5th round 6 times. Work even in pattern to desired length.
When desired length, place same # of st as held for the underarm on a holder (opposite the lace motif, of course)

Join for Yoke:
Matching st held for underarms, place all st (except the underarm st) on one needle, placing markers between sleeve and body stitches all around. Make sure one is a different color for the beginning of the round; it doesnt really matter which. Work even in pattern for 1. Begin the raglan decreasing: Dec 1 st at either side of markers every other round.

Continue in this manner until the yoke is desired length, ending on row 10 of chart.  How long to make the yoke is entirely a matter of taste; the original is pretty low, but it would be easy to add length, and therefore more coverage.Switch to smaller needles, work 10 rounds of 2x2 ribbing, and bind off (loosely!).
Weave in ends, kitchener stitch the underarms, and wear proudly!23

Staggered Fern Lace Panel: (20st)

Round 1: p2, k9, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl1-k2tog- psso, p2
Round 2 (and all even rounds): k all st
Round 3: p2, k10, yo, k1, yo, k2, sl1-k2tog-psso, p2
Round 5: p2, k3tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, p2
Round 7: p2, k3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k9, p2
Round 9: p2, k3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k10, p2
Round 11: p2, k3tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k4, sl1-k2tog-psso, p2

Pattern notes:
1. This was designed w/negative ease for a form-fit and so blocking wouldn't be essential to show off the lace pattern.
2. Many thanks to EZ and knitting w/out tears.

If you have questions, e-mail me at [email protected]

OH! And be sure to share pics of finished peices! I've never had anybody else make something from my patterns before, so I really want to see!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007 07:10:15 AM »

beautiful! Everything looks just amazing!

The more I see of finished Arwen sweaters, the more I'm convinced I need to make it.

Excellent work!
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007 07:29:35 AM »

Wow those are all so wonderful.  I especially love the shawl and your fern creation.  Excellent job

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2007 08:08:13 AM »

I love that shawl!
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2007 11:35:20 AM »

Oooh, I love the cardigan! And the color of the yarn you used for the cardi and your sweater is gorgeous. I'm jealous, it looks like you work in and/or own a yarn store! Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2007 03:11:34 PM »

They're all beautiful, but I love the lace wrap the best! Where would I be able to find the Cardigan for Arwen pattern?

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2007 03:46:23 PM »

Everything looks really good, and I love your colour selections.

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2007 03:49:40 PM »

I will be happy to do a quick pattern write up, if anybody is interested.

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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2007 05:46:29 PM »

I am definitely interested in the pattern write-up. It totally rules.

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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2007 06:03:38 PM »

I will be happy to do a quick pattern write up, if anybody is interested.
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Me too!  I love the idea of an off the shoulder jumper.

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