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Lulu199
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2007 11:09:43 AM »

 :)Well done.  I love both jumpers. Did you follow a pattern? Please can you share your pattern. If you followed the top down jumper with pattern, how did you get the that lovely neckline on the striped jumper.

Lulu
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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2007 12:06:00 PM »

I really love the colors and pattern of the first one!
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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2007 12:39:38 PM »

:)Well done.  I love both jumpers. Did you follow a pattern? Please can you share your pattern. If you followed the top down jumper with pattern, how did you get the that lovely neckline on the striped jumper.

Lulu

I did use the basic top down raglan pattern.  The Martifil yarn used for the striped sweater was a bulkier yarn than called for in the pattern, so I ended up casting on what the pattern recommended and that gave me a wider neckline.  It also made it quite a quick knit, which was a bonus!  That's the beauty of this pattern -- you really can use a variety of yarns for this pattern.

For the turtleneck, I ended up casting on about half the recommended number of stitches, but that was trial and error -- I kept frogging and restarting until the neck was how I wanted it to feel. 
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« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2007 02:37:04 PM »

I am not a knitter, but I wanted to comment on your lovely sweaters...  Smiley  They are both gorgeous- the black and white looks so soft and chunky-warm but also still flattering.  And the first is the exact colors of my living room chair (I bought for the color)  Cheesy  Anyhow, thought I'd comment- looks great!
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queen_gueneviere
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2007 02:46:39 PM »

Both of your sweaters turned out fabulous. I'm especially fond of the striped one.
I originally printed off that same pattern but, I never started the sweater. The reason was that, I was unsure of how to make it into a long sleeve version like you did.
Do you have any advice for a fairly newbie, on how to do the long sleeve version? I didn't want to make it a short sleeve sweater, like what was shown.
I'd really appreciate any advice that you could give me, for making the long sleeve version.
Great job!   Grin
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« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2007 02:49:38 PM »

Thanks all for the lovely comments!

queen_geuneviere - for the long sleeve versions, all I did was follow the sleeve instructions in the pattern and when they felt cozy around my arm, I just stopped doing decreases and knit straight.  I have fairly thin arms, so this worked for me.  I'd suggest just doing the decreases and trying it on as you go.  The pattern is really easy to follow.
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« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2007 02:54:18 PM »

These are very lovely!!  You make me want to become a knitter. Smiley

Hopefully this doesn't sound weird or offensive, but you have the perfect hourglass shape. *jealous*
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queen_gueneviere
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2007 03:09:54 PM »

Thanks so much CrafterInIL, for your help with the sleeve issue.
I had asked for help about that at the original knitalong, but nobody answered that question for me. I appreciate you taking the time, to let me know what I should do.
I also have thin arms. So what you did for long sleeves, should also work for me. I made a note on the pattern, so I'll know what to do when I get to that point.
Thanks again, and your sweaters turned out lovely.   Grin
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Xenobia
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2007 03:59:40 PM »

Wow, those are beautiful! I wish I could knit!
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moon_calf
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2007 04:43:36 PM »

the stripey one looks great; the sleeves are just right!
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