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Topic: *1st Knit Post* FO's with pattern links/info...lots to see & read  (Read 2615 times)
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« on: March 18, 2008 04:27:54 PM »

I've been an avid crocheter for over eight years now so I admit I was getting a little bored living the life of a "hooker".  Cheesy  What to do...what to do? I decided to expand my crafting skills and finally picked up the sticks in the last year or so. The final verdict? I am in L-O-V-E!

My appetite for knitting patterns, needles, magazines, etc. seems to be growing faster than my actual ability to complete projects so my list of FO's is quite small to date. However, I have stayed the course and managed to finish and even modify a few patterns to my liking. Here are some pics of my recent creations along with pattern links/info.

Any and all comments would be greatly appreciated. I get oodles of inspiration everyday looking at all of your masterpieces and I strive to be that good some day.  Grin

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DOG SWEATER: Here's my baby Benjie modelling his first ever knit sweater. I couldn't handle the number of loose ends that were popping up once I got to the leg holes so I improvised (got lazy) and added in plain sections of colors without following the chart. That's probably why there's a lumpy mid-section but I'm still happy with the end result just the same...Benjie not so much. He's not digging the turtleneck collar.
PATTERN: Garnstudio DROPS Pattern #102-42

CABLE CARDIGAN/JACKET: Made this for my mom's birthday and she actually liked it. Woo hoo! She's very fussy about her clothes so I had to modify the pattern to suit her liking. Big "oopsy" factor...ran out of black yarn and had to use a different brand which explains why one sleeve & the collar are a little darker than the rest of the jacket. I swear it's not that obvious in natural lighting.

PATTERN: Family Circle Easy Knitting Holiday 2005
Pattern #15 designed by Gayle Bunn (Jacket with garter stitch collar and 8 stitch cables)

MODIFICATIONS: SLEEVES: I eliminated the sleeve shaping that would have created a flared sleeve & rather than follow the plain stockinette stitch I followed the cable pattern for the body and put three 8 st-cables on each sleeve. BODY: Took out the waist shaping to give it a straight line and lengthened it to hit mid-thigh.

BOY'S CABLE VEST: Christmas 2007 present for my cousin's son.

PATTERN: Cable Vest Pattern No: 70202A Lion Brand Cotton-Ease http://www.lionbrand.com

BABY SHRUG: Yet another Christmas 2007 present but this time for my cousin's little girl.

PATTERN: http://www.prima.co.uk/index.php/v1/Baby_shrug[/b]]http://www.prima.co.uk/index.php/v1/Baby_shrug

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008 06:02:21 PM »

Wow! Nice job! I love the little doggie sweater! SOooo cute!!! Nice work for a newbie knitter! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008 07:12:39 PM »

Holy Schmoly!  You seem like quite an advanced knitter to me!  You are very courageous!  Most people who have only knit for a year are still doing scarves.  Wonderful work!
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008 11:51:58 PM »

I like them all, especially the dog sweater!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008 10:45:34 AM »

Thank you for the responses and all the kind words. Definitely made my day!  Grin
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2008 01:47:36 PM »

wow, they are good! Im just starting to teach myself knitting (good lord my fingers hurt) and yours look pretty impressive!

I especially love that dog sweater, i tried to use the link but it doesn't seem to be working (that or my computer is having another senile moment). could you put up the home address for the garn studio patterns so i can navigate from there or something? I have a whippet who shivers all day long and that sweater will make him fashionable and warm!! Cool

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2008 04:31:30 PM »

Hi Rio_Supreme!

Thank you for being so kind.  Ha ha...yeah, my computer has senile moments too but not to worry I think it has more to do with the actual site. They tend to have frequent chunks of time when they're offline.

Anyhoo, try the link again a little bit later or better yet I'll post the direct link to the "Pets" section of the website as well as the main page for their "Free Patterns" section. Tons to look at.  Grin

Definitely get your needles clicking away to warm up your sweet whippet.  Awwww, you definitely have to post a picture of him modelling your creation when you finish...going to look fabulous!

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2008 08:54:38 PM »

I love the dog sweater and the boy-vest!  Verra nice!

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008 10:20:51 PM »

I LOVE that dog-sweater! It's so cute!

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008 03:40:43 PM »

hi jienee,

thanks for the pattern links, there's a lot of variety on that site, I can't wait until I'm good enough to knit something more advanced than a scarf! Milo will be the most fashionable dog in the park! Cool

Thanks again!


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