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« on: December 07, 2009 01:30:46 PM »

I finished this sweater just in time for my knitting group's Christmas dinner!

It's made from lovely Sirdar Balmoral wool/alpaca/silk mix, constructed in the time-honoured Zimmermann top-down raglan percentage system, with the addition of a scoop neck. The body shape is snug at the top and flared out at the bottom, and long like a tunic. The bottom hem has a purl-turned row and the neckline is simply edged in reverse stocking stitch which curls neatly in on itself. The super-long arms have a smaller snowflake motif taken from the main chest pattern and are edged in 1x1 rib.

Here's the chart for the chest if you'd like to give it a go - it's worked over a multiple of 48 stitches (I did it over 146).

Few more photos & info on my Ravelry and knitblog. Hope you like it!

« Last Edit: December 07, 2009 01:31:36 PM by ohmystars » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009 01:37:42 PM »

I adore it, really shows why people knit (instead of cheaply and quickly buying a sweater). There's no way someone could go out and buy a sweater that fit you that perfectly, or had the amazing long sleeves with the cuffs.

Very impressive!

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009 01:45:49 PM »

Beautiful work!  One-of-a-kind and it fits so well!! The sleeve details are my favorite and you look terrific in it...wow--all your hard work paid off in buckets!!

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009 01:50:18 PM »

Now that is a sweater to be proud of!!

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009 01:59:23 PM »

Seeing this really makes me want to get better at knitting! You did a wonderful job Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2009 02:18:08 PM »

I love it! I wish it were mine. Too bad I can't knit (and I have tried  Smiley )

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2009 02:28:36 PM »

That is amazingly adorable! Now I want one...if only I had the patience for a sweater! For this though I might attempt it, lol! Seriously awesome though  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2009 03:26:08 PM »

Its beautiful!!! I love the sleves and it looks so comfy and warm!
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2009 05:37:24 PM »

Great job!  I love the dancing reindeer.  It looks great on you.


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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2009 08:11:02 PM »

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