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« on: March 30, 2006 10:06:54 PM »

So I just recieved my 4 skeins of Noro Big Kureyon in this colour:

The gauge is 12 stitches per 4 inches/10 cm, on size 15 needles (10cm).

In retrospect I should have ordered more, but 4 skeins sounded like a lot! (It's about 400 grams, about 640 meters of yarn)

Now I can't seem to find a pattern to my liking.  I want something modern and different, but EASY.  I for some reason knit left-handed (even though I'm not) so even purling is scary.  I can crochet alright, but I want to knit as it uses less yarn. 
I like this pattern: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kcw-balletSweater.html But stockingette stitch?  No way!

I'd like a wrap sweater I think, but one with very little 'wrap', more like a deep 'V' in the front, with buttons to fasten it.

Does ANYONE have any suggestions as to a pattern or a course of action for me?  I'd like to get started on it as I know it'll take me a while to finish, but I want it to be special, as this'll be my first big project, and I lovelovelove this yarn!

Thanks so much for your help.

I do personal swappies!  Just PM me!

I'm also looking for a date to the winter dance...

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2006 07:30:45 AM »

I think you would have enough for the Hot Lava Cardigan, which I haven't tried yet but I've had on my to-knit list for a long time.  I think it's mostly knit in the round, so minimal purling!!  You could probably adjust where you put the buttons to make it more of a V.

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2006 04:46:16 PM »

I'm not sure I'm completely sold on that cardigan, but thanks for the suggestion.

No one else has any ideas??? Cry

I do personal swappies!  Just PM me!

I'm also looking for a date to the winter dance...

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2006 04:58:29 PM »

uhh....my only suggestion is to knit in the round, so as subloke said, minimal purling.  im not much of a knitter yet...still a newbie...so, sorry i cant help much.  Undecided.

Acdtually, the whole reason i clicked on this thread was because i thought "yarns" said "yams".  which reminds me that i my eyesight isnt quite as swell as i liike to think.

anyways, good luck with the knitting!

« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2006 11:17:06 PM »

I think the pattern you picked and the one given to you are really lovely looking. Smiley as for knitting left handed, you can go to knittinghelp.com I think the site is, they have videos to help you! Smiley I hold the yarn in my left hand but still make my right do all the work, I havent attempted trying to use both so I never have to turn the work, but I might try one day! and Im jealous that you have some noro, I have yet to get any to knit with though I always admire it...... Ive seen loads of bags made with the stuff because of how easy and nicely it felts, just when making your sweater remember that it will probably felt some! Smiley

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