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« on: June 02, 2007 05:38:39 PM »

This was my first sweater. I made this sweater intially for myself but it ended up being too small so I gave it to my smaller friend. I was planning to give it to my cousins who are still in elementary school, but she  somehow got it on and wanted it so I was happy to give it to her.

I made it from Plymouth Encore. I forget the colorway. It's just this really nice green color. I think the wood buttons ($0.88 for a pair at WalMart) go really well with the colors.

Pattern: Buttony from ohmystars.net http://www.ohmystars.net/craft/knitting/pbuttony.html

This is a picture of us together so you can gauge how much smaller I made it.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2007 06:27:11 PM by kneat - Reason: forgot to add pattern link » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2007 05:44:04 PM »

So cute!

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2007 05:50:03 PM »

THis is too cute and too retro! It looks really cool Smiley The buttons are just right. Did you use a pattern? Your friend and you look soo fun to be around just like my crazy friends! I am getting a monroe piercing soon Cheesy! But back to the sweater lol, I like how it has a certain earthy feel, I think the buttons help with that! Cheesy I hope to soon tackle a sweater!

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2007 06:07:18 PM »

What a wonderful sweater
Was it hard to make??
I have not yet gathered enough courage to try and make myself a sweater
any tips to the newbies at knitting would be great
thanks for posting

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2007 06:24:15 PM »

I did use a pattern. It's called Buttony. I'll put a link in my original post. It's so popular that I assumed everyone knew it already haha. I did not think it was a hard pattern to knit. It's simple knits, purls and increases. The mistake I made was putting the sleeves on waste yarn too early. DO NOT BE IMPATIENT WITH RAGLANS. I definately recommend this pattern to anyone who wants to make their first sweat. Also, it's knit in one piece. No seaming! PLUS FOR SURE!

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2007 07:56:48 PM »

I love that pattern! I like it short-sleeved and cropped, too. Hmm, summer knitting...

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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2007 02:27:42 PM »

i absolutely love your version, even if it's a little smaller than planned!  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2007 03:54:05 AM »

Wow, I love your sweater! The colour and button choice look terrific together. It's too bad about the size though. But great that someone else could benefit from your hard work and time, who really liked the sweater.  Roll Eyes

I was curious as to how you got the sweater to come out so small?
I'm very petite, only 5 feet tall, about 115 lbs.
I'd love to know what your gauge was and, how many stitches you cast on to get that size.  Huh
Do you think the sweater that you made would fit someone my size?
My chest measurement is roughly a 34", but I like my cardigans a wee bit roomy.

If you think it would fit me, would you mind very much sharing your information with me, exactly what you did to get that size?
I'd appreciate that so very much.   Cheesy

I don't really have the knowledge yet on how to adjust for sizing. I've only been knitting for just over 5 months but I can do the basics. Knit, purl, increase, decrease, use circulars and dpn's.
I would make the long sleeve version though.

Any help that you can give to me, would be greatly appreciated.  Grin
Your sweater has really inspired me to finally try knitting a sweater, for the first time.
Plus I've got lots of Bernat Chunky yarn in a True Denim colour, that I've been saving for an easy cardigan pattern.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2007 06:06:53 PM »

i'm not really sure of the gauge. i would guess 6-7 sts per inch. I gave it to my friend and I don't know if I could get it back to measure it.

She has a large bust but squeezed it on as she is apt to do.

The beautiful thing about raglans is you can make them in ANY SIZE. Just figure your gauge, measure the circumfrance you want your neckline to be and cast on that many stitches. There are alot of tutorials on line.

Good luck!

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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2007 05:58:32 AM »

Thanks so much for the help kneat. I really appreciate it.
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