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« on: September 11, 2007 06:55:22 PM »



Pattern: Tree Jacket by Zephyrstyle

Yarn: Valley Yarns Colrain in Chestnut, 9 balls for the size small knit to a tighter gauge

Needles: US 6

Notes:   I love this sweater!  I wasnt sure about it until after blocking.  Colrain grows significantly after blocking, so I knit the 34″ size to a tight gauge (5 st/in), and I ended up with a sweater that is 32″ around the bust.  It fits perfectly!  I love the slightly spiral lace on the body, which allows the sweater to fit almost like it has waist shaping (I chose not to add any.)  The cowly neck was not working until after blocking either, but now it is just perfect!  I made my sleeves 1 inch shorter than the pattern calls for in the garter stitch section, figuring that they would grow, and I think that was a wise choice.  They would have been long otherwise.

If you are making this sweater, I would recommend a pretty drapey yarn.  Colrain is a merino/tencel blend, and works pretty well for this purpose.  An alpaca would be nice as well (but I am allergic) but I would not knit it out of a straight wool.  It needs a softer yarn in order to hang nicely.
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007 06:56:57 PM »

That's absolutely gorgeous! Love the color!
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007 06:58:37 PM »

I love this.  I have it on my list to make (once I finish the baby items I am currently making).  It really looks great on you.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007 07:09:38 PM »

It turned out beautifully!  I love the illusion of waste shaping--what a plus!  Your yarn choice is perfect.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007 07:24:11 PM »

this looks fantastic

i wasn't sure about this one, but after seeing yours i think i'll add it on my to knit list
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007 07:24:54 PM »

that is seriously beautiful. you are an incredibly gifted knitter.
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007 07:26:54 PM »

this is really gorgeous! i might have to make my next sweater a model of this one!
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2007 07:37:33 PM »

Very pretty.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2007 01:49:25 AM »

I wasn't sure about this design, but after seeing yours I love it.  The fit and length is very flattering, and the colour really suit you.  Great job!   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2007 06:12:53 AM »

It looks great on you.  The color is gorgeous!
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