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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2009 08:28:40 PM »

I'm using 9mm needles, 3 strands of DK and one strand of a thin sock yarn.

Thanks for posting your photos!

You're knitting with 4 strands at once. When I read the phrase "one thread of each yarn working double" on the pattern, I thought this meant one of each, 2 strands total. Am I reading this correctly? (I'll be buying yarn for it so I want to get the right amount). 

I think it's 2 strands of yarn, one of each. Or 2 of the same color/type of yarn. If you use 4 strands of worsted and size 15s, it would be way too stiff and bulky. 2 strands of worsted would be about right.

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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2009 11:50:12 PM »

I see some of you have already started, can't wait to see pictures of the finished products!  I don't get another day off (that isn't already booked up) until wednesday, but I am hoping to tackle this project then.  Figure I can do it all in one day if they are claiming it only takes 2 hours.

« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2009 04:54:17 AM »

At the moment I making one that will be the same size as the pattern. I'm hoping it'll fit my mum, but I'm rather more voluptuous than her, so it anyone planning on making one for a larger size say UK18?
If not then I might once finished try (this will be my first attempt) to adjust the pattern  for a larger size. I'm abiout 10 inches in atm. but  work calls.

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« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2009 07:46:25 AM »

That's actually a very cute pattern. Thanx for the link. I think with my sad knitting skills it's gonna take maybe a whole season of Venture Brothers at least? I also love how the girl in the photo looks uncannily like my grandmother when she my age, hawt!

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« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2009 07:46:59 AM »

I got the the part where you do the bind off 2 on each end last night and I added 5 inches to the ribbing so I have 19 inches, I love ribbing and with 3 strands of simply soft eco, it is very soft and a little bulky but not stiff, the gauge is also a little bigger but not much, 2 stitch and 3 rows per inch. the ribbing not stretched on mine is 7" and it stretches to 21 inches easily. I was really worried while I was ribbing thinking I was going to have to give it to my much smaller sister but it is going to be more the big enough for me. I'll try to post a picture later.

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« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2009 07:49:34 AM »

i'm not even allowed to think about this project at least until sunday - too much going on today and tomorrow.
but i will definitely start on sunday or monday!

it will be nice to have the feedback of so many by then.
(and i think i might attempt to quick rewrite the pattern to where it is easier and quicker for me to read.)

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« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2009 08:12:01 AM »

I definitely want to try this, but will have to figure out sizing, and it will take me forever.  The one sweater that I've tried, should have taken me about a month, and I didn't one piece of it done in that time....
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2009 11:55:16 AM »

I've never made a sweater before, but this one is very alluring with it's claim for two hours.  I'll translate that to 20 hours for me!  Wink  I have a few WIPs right now and I don't think I have approriate yarn.  I'll wait a little while and see how some of yours turn out.  I also think I will need to alter the pattern to make it larger and I'm not sure exactly how to do that...

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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2009 03:55:18 PM »

I'm not the greatest at knitting but i'm in, i have a ton of yarn and am going to get started tonight Smiley
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2009 03:58:44 PM »

One of the lovely ladies over at Ravelry provided this link, which lists out all the Bernat yarns available in the 1930s. It says of the yarns for this sweater:

Bernat Glengarry Worsted...100 yd. balls (A heavy tweed yarn).

Bernat Yorkshire Worsted...1 oz. balls (a three-fold Super-Scotch fingering yarn).

Hope that helps anyone looking for modern variants.

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