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Topic: Post here, if u made or altered a skully sweater from Stitch n Bitch  (Read 19937 times)
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« on: September 28, 2005 06:07:55 PM »

 Cheesy Im going to make a slightly altered version and might use some different yarn, then it hit me. i needed to know what many of u guys thought of it and all! So if u hav made one and got a pic or something of it, plz post and say what u got to say about it and the pattern.

Heres kinda what i want to here:
1. Problems with it
2. things that needed chaning
3. Might want to change the yarn type for the pattern
4. THings to watch out for
5. similiar info on this topic.

Thanx for all those that come and show there hot knitting stuff here!  Cool
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005 06:45:38 PM »

I started the skully sweater & finished the front, the back and a sleeve before froggin the whole thing.  I frogged it because of the sleeve shaping in the pattern---there isn't any.  I fiddled with the math to make it oversized for a friend, but when I got to the end of the first sleeve, it was just a big long tube that looked really gross.  So just bear that in mind when you do it---you can probably crib decrease instructions for a sleeve from another sweater pattern if you care about that.  When I start over with this project that's what I'll do!   Grin
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005 07:49:49 PM »

My mom made that for me!  I love it I wear it very very often she used very heavy black yarn so I dont even wear a coat with it usually!  Its so awesome she said it was easy for her but I dont know, my mom is fiftysomething and has been knitting since early childhood so pretty much anything is easy for her even a fairisle or feather and fan pattern is "easy" for her...............lucky!  Anyways she said it was simple the only thing she changed about it was the collar mine is more squarish and off the shoulder more fem thant the one in the book thats for sure.  Good luck with it!  Maybe I can post some pics of mine.....
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005 06:32:59 AM »

i've got the front and back done and i'm almost done with one sleeve. no problems so far except for the pain in the ass of weaving in all those ends in the intartia.

but i'll let you know when it's done. maybe i'll even post a picture if it turns out okay. it's my first sweater attempt so i don't really have alot of faith in it being great.
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005 08:16:15 AM »

mine's been half finished in a cupboard somewhere, i think now i've just about got the skill to rip it back and start again with some shaping because it's huge on me!

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2005 08:18:11 AM »

OOH! I hope someone posts. I've been debating knitting this for *AGES* and still don't know whether to or not....whether I should use lighter yarn, make it more fitted....Argh.

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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2005 08:43:48 AM »

I really liked the idea of Skully, but wanted some shaping - so I used Cowl pattern from the same book, but used stockinette stitch, added the skulls to the sleeves, and made no cowl but a neckline similar to Skullys . And, well, I didnt use the original skull pattern either, but Junko Mizunos  skull bunny logo, so Im not so sure if this actually counts as Skully Sweater... Anyway, mine turned out great, and I have achieved lots of compliments. As for yarn, I used Garnstudios Alfa (gauge 13st./10cm).
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2005 08:46:14 AM »

Ninni - that sounds really, really cool! Please, please PLEASE post a picture?

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2005 10:34:34 AM »

I didn't do a swatch, and because I knit pretty tight it ended up a "true small", not an "oversized small."  Which is fine with me.  If this is what you're aiming for, let me know and I'll give more details on my exact gauge & measurements.  I still have to seam it up & weave in those *hellish* ends. 

Oh, and I thought the neck turned out to be a bit tight.  I have to pull for a couple secs before it pops down over my head.  And I don't have a big melon, either.  I might redo it as a v neck. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2005 12:44:33 PM »

what weight of yarn does it require? chunky?  id really like to make this forsure but i dont want to spend alot on yarn....
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