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« on: February 22, 2005 06:00:05 PM »

I made this with much lighter wool than the one on knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTgrecian.html) - if I had made it with warm, thick mohair, I would have made the sleeves full length, 'cos I have this aversion to warm-but-3/4-sleeve jumpers. Anyway. I made it with patons caressa (http://patons.biz/colour_range.asp?yarnid=12) and so far it hasn't stretched too much, despite the use of needles a couple of sizes larger than as recommended on the ball band. Also, the entire jumper took me just over 4 balls, and I bought them on special for AUD2.50/ball, so it's my $10 jumper. Whoohoo!

lying flat on my bed:

bad, bad mirror shot:

(dark, blurry) detail of the stitch:

At some point, I'm going to pick up the stitches on the front neckline, and bring it up a bit, 'cos at the moment it's a bit too plunge-y for my tastes. (That'll teach me to do the neck without measuring properly... Grin)

btw: As I was making it, I found a couple of errors in the "X stitches remain" bits of the pattern - if you're planning on making this, don't take those numbers too seriously. The actual increases/decreases are correct, though. (in size small, anyway.)

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2005 10:26:17 PM »

Very beautiful!  I love the lines-- very feminine and flattering.  I was thinking of this knitting this, because I bought a cone of magenta Berocco Mohair Classic on impulse.  Did you choose the Caressa over the mohair due to the itch factor?  Congrats on a lovely sweater!

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2005 11:05:20 PM »

I think this looks just beautiful!  I like it better in the caressa because it's a bit less "fluffy"... very very cute!

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2005 11:54:44 PM »

Sewer Rat: I made it in caressa because it was the middle of summer here in Australia when I bought the yarn (heck, it's still summer now) and thick, warm, mohair yarn was only available in muchly expensive knitting shops, whereas caressa was going for $2.50/ball at Ye Big Chain Craft Shoppe.

I actually don't seem to find mohair (or wool in general) itchy, which is quite useful.

One downside of caressa is that it sheds little white fibres everywhere (I'm guessing they're the 10% mohair content?) but I'm sure that will stop being a problem once I've washed it a couple of times.

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2005 10:12:59 AM »

It's very pretty and looks great on you!

I hope you emailed knitty.com or the designer with your error discoveries; they'll fix the problem for future knitters.

« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2005 10:50:05 AM »

Wow, i definetely never thought about knitting this but now I want to! Good job.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2005 08:10:45 PM »

I've been eyeing that pattern over at knitty for some time now but now after seeing you in it, I definitely want to get started on it [now]!  You look great in it.  Great job!

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2005 07:28:34 AM »

I have this pattern in my humongus "to knit" binder! You did a great job. I can't wait to try this pattern!

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