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Topic: pattern / problem finishing Adriafil sweater  (Read 2515 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2004 12:38:45 AM »

I think I might possibly see where you went wrong....

How did you interpret this part of the instructions?

Sew the shoulder seams. Join and sew on the sleeves.

It looks to me like you made raglan sleeves, when they should be more like set in sleeves. If you look at the measurements listed above their charts, the top of the back piece is 17 cm across; the front is two 8.5 cm sections.  If you sewed the front and the back across the top, you'd have your V-neck, which is formed by the split down the front.

The angles of the top of the sleeve match the angles of the sides of the body. Yeah, there's extra yarn/fabric across the top of the sleeve, but most set-in sleeves (at least in sewing patterns) are slightly larger than the armhole so that it falls over the shoulder properly and there's ease for movement. Putting the sleeves in would just take some (well, probably a lot of)fiddling.
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2004 09:31:34 AM »

from the chart, i think it looks like it's intending raglan sleeves, and the picture is ambiguous, so i think that if it fits she probably did it right.
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2004 06:16:41 PM »

Thanks a lot for all the advice, but as you can see .. i did it my way Smiley  I've decided to settle with the neck line and weave in the cord front/back/front, under my chest and over my back:

I'm quite pleased with the result since my solution served three goals:

- the neckline looks ok like this - although i'll problably wear a small top underneath or at least a bra when going outside, i'm no hero really when it comes to being sexy in public Grin
- the waist that actually was a little too wide/not shaped enough to my taste, is fine as well now.
-  i made myself happy, since i've been seeing a lot of these tunic-like tops in the stores lately that i really wanted to buy but couldn't afford.

LAWebChick, the yarn i used is Schachenmayr Hair - it's really light and soft, and a bit more fuzzy when you buy it since this is re-used yarn from a frogged cardigan i never wore.

So, i'll have to do the steeking on some other project - i'm dying to cut my scissors through a piece of knitted fabric!

« Last Edit: April 20, 2004 06:39:22 PM by jipster » THIS ROCKS   Logged

why don't you crafty hipsters read Dutch?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2004 06:37:19 PM »

Ooh...that's adorable! I'm glad you got it to work to your liking.  Cheesy Love the color!
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2004 06:55:50 PM »

yowza, hot mama!! Grin that really turned out beautifully
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2004 08:10:04 PM »

sexy sweater! i like your finished product better than the one in the pattern photo.
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