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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2005 01:23:21 PM »

Wowwee!  THAT is simply gorgeous.  Your sweater turned out beautiful.  Great...just what I need....more inspiration.  Wink

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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2005 02:41:11 PM »

I've been knitting since the summer of 2002.  I used Cascade 128, a bulky version of 220, which I found at my LYS.  Mairlyn fits well.  The only problem I've had with has been the length of the sleeves.  I have a really long torso and long arms, so I made the small size in width and followed the larger sizes for the length; everything fits well except the sleeves are still about a 1/2 inch too short. 
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2005 03:04:06 PM »

beautiful work.  It's nice to get a yarn recommendation for this sweater other than the Cashmerino chunky, since it's soooo expensive!  glad to hear it fits well - i was a little doubtful about that too.

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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2005 10:20:24 AM »

i love it! it's that sweater that made me get more serious about my knitting. also ditto on the thanks for the yarn recomendation, cuz i've heard some bad things about the cashmerino(doesn't hold up, etc.). how hard were the cables? how long did the sweater take you?

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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2005 02:44:59 PM »

Thank you for the compliments!
The cables are not hard.  I had not done much work with cables prior to making this sweater, mainly just swatching and practice. 
I chose this as my winter break project.  I bought the yarn during the last week of December, after finishing all my holiday gifts, and finished seaming the sweater on January 9th.  It came together so quickly because the yarn is bulky and knit on large needles.  It was a ton of fun to knit!
Here's a photo of it on that was taken at the local Stitch 'n Bitch...

« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2005 10:03:14 AM »

Beautiful sweater Eliza!  I made Marilyn last Spring, using Rowan Polar, and I had major issues with the pattern.  I made the sweater longer (I thought it looked very short on the model).  Also, from the picture, it looks like it's been pinned back?  So I made it narrower.  Then, I didn't like the horseshoe crab cable, so I made a braid cable.  You'd think with all that tinkering I'd finally be happy, right?  Well....  The sleeves are too short, and the collar is H-U-G-E (it's stretched out since I took that picture).  So huge that a male friend of mine asked me if it's a hood!  Now you're probably thinking my sweater looks terrible, but I actually like it!  Here's proof

The colors are all wrong, so here's another pic:

« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2005 10:32:52 AM »

Veronique, I think your Marilyn is beautiful!  Now I want to make on in kinda a brickish red like yours appears in the first photo.  But I love the purple, too!

Eliza yours is gorgeous!  The white looks lovely on you.

I'm thinking that, at 5'1" I wouldn't really have to lengthen much the sleeves much (probably would lengthen the torso because it does look short in the pattern).  What you y'all think?

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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2005 10:35:07 AM »

I'm speechless.That is a timeless style and you did a beautiful job!
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2005 03:24:40 PM »

I think you both did a fantastic job. My first thought when I saw that model was that she wasn't busty enough for the size they made. Like they made it for a Marilyn and then got an Audrey to wear it. That probably explains why it looks so good on veronique after she narrowed it down and so funny on the model. Good to know.

« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2005 11:02:30 PM »

These are both SO MUCH prettier than the original, which does not fit the model at all. You guys rock!

So, ladies, I have a question about fit. Can you tell me if the final sweater measures about the same as your actual bust measurement, or did you add in some ease?


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