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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2010 01:05:21 PM »

They are all beautiful!  You have inspired me to dig out my book and actually crochet something from it.  I know that I have the vest marked to do.  And I did have the Tall Latte marked, so I really appreciate your info on it, that should be most helpful!

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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2010 03:33:10 PM »

Those look fantastic, I love that you added sleeves. I have upper arm issues myself. Good to remember that if you don't like a pattern completely it can be charnged some.

« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2010 10:26:49 AM »

Thanks, everybody!  Cheesy

Regarding the red sweater, is there a chance you could do decreases to make the fit more flattering (not that you want to do that now since it's all done)?  Or would it be too hard to hide in the pattern?

I couldn't think of a way to decrease rounds of shells . . . but maybe someone else could?   Huh On my second attempt at this sweater (I tried three times!) I went down a hook size around the waist area but it really didn't help.  The finished one here is actually a size too small (my own size was WAY too big) and would have been too tight around the armpits but I did some extra rows (including an increase row) before joining. That made it big enough, at least.

Oh yeah, one last tip:  do the short bust rows on these sweaters, even if you don't think you need them. They will generally keep the front from hanging shorter than the back.
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2010 08:41:13 AM »

Oh no, not major fitting adjustments!  Maybe I won't get the book... 

Regarding the sizing, is there a chart? Maybe they originally intended it to be a looser sweater until they took pictures for the book, so the sizing for the pattern doesn't match?

I'm going to try something to see if decreasing a row of shells is possible. I'm thinking if it's a large enough shell, you could just leave out the middle stitch(es), or skip a shell (with a single place holder stitch for the next row or something?).  Of course, it would be easier to see if I knew what the shell stitch was (or how many stitches are in the shell stitch, if the other is a copyright issue).


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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2010 10:49:21 AM »

Yes!  There IS a way to do waist shaping!  And so, after much frogging:

There's a discussion in the Doris Chan: Everyday Crochet group at ravelry.com on how to do it.  Seriously, if you have this book and intend to make anything from it, I highly recommend you go check it out for help, clarification, errata, etc.  Everybody's friendly and helpful, and Doris herself comes on from time to time with advice.

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« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2010 04:45:30 PM »

I finally made Galena if you wanna check it out. You inspired me  Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2010 06:08:25 PM »

I love the green one, it's gorgeous.
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