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gothic_girl8
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2007 02:09:04 PM »

oh good! I was worried it was only me. I had some trouble with the neck not fitting over my big head. I think after some wear it'll fit better.

"not sitting right"? you mean how it's all floppy on the girl in the picture? or that the stitch pattern kinda spirals around? I think the pattern is meant to spiral. But if you have a good method of making it more cowl-ly, let us know  Wink


Yeah I would hate to make this out of itchy wool.  The neck is pretty snug and it would drive me crazy.

It's such a quick knit and I'm just loving the eyelets!!  I can't seem to get the neck to sit right but I'm hoping a bit of blocking will sort that out.

It look great.  Are you going to do waist shaping?
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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2007 09:18:31 PM »

i agree, i like the way the yo's spiral around.  has anyone made any more progress?  i am about to wind my last skein of yarn into a ball to finish up the bottom and for the sleeves.  i think i'm going to do the sleeves w/ dpns, only so i won't have any seaming, and can just weave in ends and wear it in the 90 degree weather!  okay, maybe at work.  i didn't do any waist shaping either.  this is my first sweater, err that i will actually finish, and i kinda just want it to be a cozy comfort sweater Smiley



ozknitter: i can't believe how fast you churned that out, and i really like that lavender colorway!
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« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2007 08:11:56 AM »

i agree, i like the way the yo's spiral around.  has anyone made any more progress?  i am about to wind my last skein of yarn into a ball to finish up the bottom and for the sleeves.  i think i'm going to do the sleeves w/ dpns, only so i won't have any seaming, and can just weave in ends and wear it in the 90 degree weather!  okay, maybe at work.  i didn't do any waist shaping either.  this is my first sweater, err that i will actually finish, and i kinda just want it to be a cozy comfort sweater Smiley

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/jaybeaze/treejacket.jpg?t=1188619897

ozknitter: i can't believe how fast you churned that out, and i really like that lavender colorway!

Actually i have just finished the sweater.  I didn't add waist shaping because lace panel is knitted in spiral fashion which gives bias fit.  It is fast and fun knit!
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knittinpsychnurse
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2007 12:16:46 PM »

I am not sure about the andean yarn? I have never tried it. I have about 20 balls of debbie bliss alpaca silk does anyone know if it would work? or not?
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tkemewthyou
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2007 02:14:21 PM »

I am not sure about the andean yarn? I have never tried it. I have about 20 balls of debbie bliss alpaca silk does anyone know if it would work? or not?

i think that would be a lovely knitted fabric, mmm silk blend Smiley  i ended up using berroco's ultra alpaca and had to go up to US#9 needles in order to get the gauge, if that's what you were worried about.
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« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2007 07:40:55 AM »

I'm really in love with this sweater, and I'm eyeing some yarn at WEBS that's really affordable. Anybody know anything about Ella Rae Classic Wool?
Everyone's sweaters look so nice!
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TallGrrl
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2007 01:31:46 PM »

According to the pictures of the sweater, the lace shouldn't be spiraling around the body.
When you're knitting in the round, especially if you knit Continental, if you knit into the back of the stitch, your tube will spiral.
If you knit from the front of the stitch, "opening" the stitch, your tube will knit flat.
(I found this out when I saw that any patterning on socks I was knitting was spiraling, against my wishes.)
I guess it's a matter of taste, but for me? That spiraling lace panel kind of ruins the look of the piece. You have all of that garter stitch texture, and then the lace panel is spiraling? Wow.  Undecided
But if that's fine with you? It's all good.
I'm just saying...
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MAGENTABABY
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2007 05:59:46 PM »

I like the spiral lace panel because it give you bias fit(clings to you body without being to tight).Smiley
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jmp3775
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2007 07:45:43 PM »

According to the pictures of the sweater, the lace shouldn't be spiraling around the body.
When you're knitting in the round, especially if you knit Continental, if you knit into the back of the stitch, your tube will spiral.
If you knit from the front of the stitch, "opening" the stitch, your tube will knit flat.
(I found this out when I saw that any patterning on socks I was knitting was spiraling, against my wishes.)
I guess it's a matter of taste, but for me? That spiraling lace panel kind of ruins the look of the piece. You have all of that garter stitch texture, and then the lace panel is spiraling? Wow.  Undecided
But if that's fine with you? It's all good.
I'm just saying...

I'm knitting into the front of the stitch, and this is happening.  I think its the stitch pattern.  Probably you can block it out of you like.
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jesdmill
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2007 10:11:25 AM »

I started mine while we were on vacation last week.  I'm using Valley Yarns Colrain (merino/tencel) in Chestnut and I looove this yarn.  It's so soft and drapey!  I'm knitting to a tighter gauge, so I'm making a size up to cover the difference.  How is everyone doing their sleeves?  I think I'm going to knit mine flat, because I really hated having to do purl rows to get garter stitch on the top.  Here's a progress pic!

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