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« Reply #270 on: January 25, 2008 07:17:51 PM »

Also, the increases in between cables could have been a little clearer. I wish they'd bothered to give you a specific type of increase.   

I wish they would have just said which row #s to do the increases on instead of the way it was written.  And I wish that they didn't refer to it as "waist shaping" when it's really just creating an A-line shape that has little if anything to do with the waist.

I also realized halfway through the back that the center cable is upside-down, but there's no way I'm frogging all that work.

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« Reply #271 on: January 26, 2008 05:23:41 AM »

Today is the big frog day.  I will be ripping out 3 days worth of work on the back and starting over again from the pick-up along the yoke.  This would be a really dark and depressing day for me if it weren't for this KAL!   Thanks for all the corrections & shared woes!  I'll post updated pics as soon as I get another section finished. 
« Reply #272 on: February 07, 2008 12:29:33 PM »

Here's yet another knockoff for our pattern list. This one is only $1.49, downloadable.

I wonder if it is better written. My version is hibernating because I'm not sure I like the garter stitch yoke and am thinking of ripping it and replacing it with ribbing. Plus, I saw a great cardiganized version on Ravelry and am thinking of taking out my graft and going that route. But my grafting turned out so nice this time (surprisingly), I don't think I can make myself do that, LOL.

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« Reply #273 on: February 07, 2008 01:27:53 PM »

Wow, $1.49 and so close to the LB one. I'm finally starting the main body of the sweater, but the pattern is really poorly written. I think I may invest another $1.49 to see if this is easier, though I'll probably still do the LB center cable because I like the look. Thanks for pointing this one out.

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« Reply #274 on: February 10, 2008 08:45:06 AM »

Well, I finished this sweater & I gotta be honest....I just hate it.  I wish I hadn't done the increases in the body - it is enormous!  My DH even said that he thought it looked like a maternity top.  If I was 8 months pregnant with triplets I am quite sure I'd still fit in this sweater.   

I would absolutely NOT recommend investing the time/money to make this sweater.  The pattern is a disaster & the fit is just terrible.  If you are a member of Raverly - go look at photos of it on people there & you will see for yourself that its a very unflattering shape on everyone.   Sad
« Reply #275 on: February 11, 2008 03:34:54 AM »

Which version did you use?

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« Reply #276 on: February 11, 2008 01:00:25 PM »

Classic Elite is now offering a knock-off with yarn purchase...but I'm not so sure why they chose to double the cable....

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« Reply #277 on: February 11, 2008 02:32:51 PM »

me no likey double cable....

but it's always interesting to see other knockoffs!

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« Reply #278 on: February 16, 2008 07:26:50 AM »

Which version did you use?

I used the Lion Brand pattern.  Uck.  Its such a shame too because my knitting was some of the best I've ever done - but the shape of this sweater is just completely unflattering.  I had my reservations about it when I saw how BAD everyone looked in it on Raverly - but I went ahead & made it anyway.  Dang! My first clue should have been when LB pictured the sweater on a hanger instead of on a model.  I can't imagine a body type that would look good in this.  I'm not allowing it to reside with my other sweaters in the closet...its on its own until I work up the nerve to donate it.   
« Reply #279 on: February 17, 2008 03:47:11 PM »

I don't think mine looks horrible on  Sad    I wear it quite a bit.

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