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Topic: Kaari from Norah Gaughan Vol. 1  (Read 7108 times)
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2008 11:55:20 PM »

Oh my gosh - this is just adorable!  I love the pattern!
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2008 06:38:29 AM »

Thats a really fun looking sweater!  I'll have to look up the pattern.

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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2008 01:20:18 PM »

Given the fact I'm making a hoodie right now.  I know how much work you put into it.  Great job!!

« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2008 07:33:19 AM »

Love the pockets!

It reminds me of one of those fishermen vests/belts that have like 30 little pockets for all the crazy stuff fishermen need to carry around. Or, you know, for goofy bio-geeks like me who love to wade around in ponds collecting specimens of this-and-that in little vials and need to carry them somehow. Cheesy

It also kind of reminds me of a kangaroo. lol

Anyway, point is, I think it's a really awesome sweater design, and your knitting is beautiful Smiley
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2008 02:25:03 PM »

haha triple pockets! love it! very cool in simple black , a good choice i think.
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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2008 09:01:57 AM »

Thank you so much everyone!  Cheesy You guys are so sweet!
Here's the modifications I made if anyone is interested:

  • I used Stephanie Japels Raglan from the Top Down pattern
    to avoid seams.
  • I added a purl st. at each side to create a faux seam.
  • For the collar, I just picked up stitches at a 2:3 ratio and followed Norahs directions, except I made it shorter.

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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2008 08:41:02 AM »

Wow, what a fabulous sweater. I love it! And it looks great on you. I've been searching for the perfect sweater pattern for a couple of weeks now. And nothing really jumped out at me until I saw yours. The pockets are a great idea too.
I would never be able to find the pattern for this sweater, in the area that I live in. It's a french speaking area and finding patterns in english is impossible. So, I would have to get the pattern online.
Could someone please point me in the right direction, to where I could get this pattern?
And would I have to buy the whole book in order to get this one pattern?
Would it be ok if I asked you what the gauge/tension is for this sweater? I'm just wondering because then I'd know if it's best to get a chunky yarn, or if I could use up some of my worsted weight.
And one more thing.
I was wondering about the fit. Is the fit true to the pattern? Or is the sizing a little generous? Or does it tend to be a bit on the smaller side?
I would really appreciate any help that you can give me. For finding the pattern online, and how the sizing is.
And I hope it's not too difficult for an advanced beginner.
Thanks so much.
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2008 03:05:22 PM »

You don't necessarily have to buy the pattern booklet. In fact, I barely looked at the pattern at all. I used this pattern for a top down raglan. http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id44.html

I followed the directions, adding a few increases to make the body flare out.
You can see a picture of the original pattern here: http://www.berroco.com/ng1/ng1_kaari_pv.html
As for the gauge, I followed the gauge recommended in the raglan pattern.
The pockets are simply a long strip of stockinette stitch whipstiched in 3 places to create pockets.
The yarn is a aran weight tencel/ merino mix. It should be easy to substitute.
There is about 1" negative ease in the bust.
If you are on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com yo can see other's versions:

Hope this helps!
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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2008 06:02:49 PM »

such a great knit!

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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2008 12:20:23 AM »

Thank you so much for all of your help. I'll sign in to ravelry and have a look there too. And it's nice to know that I can use up some of my stash for this project. It's the perfect sweater for me. I'm grateful for all of your help. Thanks again.  Kiss
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