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modkatie
« on: April 19, 2006 10:32:46 AM »



pattern: Stitch'n Bitch Crochet, the Happy Hooker 'short 'n' sweet bolero'
yarn: Rowan Wool/Cotton in color 964 'Still' (an indescribable mossy brown green)
hook: 3.5mm (to obtain gauge with substituted yarn, pattern called for 5mm)

I've finally made something for MYSELF!  Spring is still chilly here, so I think I'll get alot of use out of this little, lightwieght sweater.  The pattern is brilliant--all worked without seams, arms are worked on as you go! It's also a cinch to make it any length you like, even long sleeves could be easily done. And the yarn was well worth the splurge.

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2006 10:58:24 AM »

Lovely! It turned out really well and the color is gorgeous.

I've been wanting to try this pattern but am still a tad intimidated. I was thinking of making it up in some of my old icky yarn just to get an idea if I am capable of it. DO you have any idea about how long it took you to complete it?
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2006 11:11:17 AM »

Lovely! It turned out really well and the color is gorgeous.

I've been wanting to try this pattern but am still a tad intimidated. I was thinking of making it up in some of my old icky yarn just to get an idea if I am capable of it. DO you have any idea about how long it took you to complete it?

Thank you! It took me about a week to complete (I don't go out much!), one evening just working out the gauge--very important on this one, and I recommend taking an accurate chest measurement.  Once you get the hang of the repeat, it's quite easy --though I must add that I found some of the second phase instructions confusing--until I just studied what I had done already and followed the logical pattern visually. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2006 11:12:39 AM »

That is adorable.  I am inspired!
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2006 11:17:21 AM »

looks really cute!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2006 03:15:04 PM »

beautiful  Cheesy

i am still in love with this pattern. and the colour you used suits you really well.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2006 08:28:03 PM »

I'm starting to think this pattern is liek the jeans from Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants - it looks great on everyone! Good work, modkatie.

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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2006 03:52:44 AM »

Wonderful!  Interesting with the sc rows at the bottom too.  Good job, looks good on you as well!  I used the same stitch to create a capelet in this color, great color. 

I can't wait to see who is adventurous enough to make it as a duster with long sleeves and knee length and a tie at the front shaping. Any brave souls? 
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2006 07:28:16 PM »

Wonderful!  Interesting with the sc rows at the bottom too.  Good job, looks good on you as well!  I used the same stitch to create a capelet in this color, great color. 

I can't wait to see who is adventurous enough to make it as a duster with long sleeves and knee length and a tie at the front shaping. Any brave souls? 

Thanks for the great compliment...and I completely forgot to mention that I added the sc rows at the bottom (all the way around, neck edge around bottom continuously)--it just looked more finished to me that way. And I want to be the brave soul who does the duster version!! only the yarn I covet for that (and it would take ALOT of it) is not YET in the budget...!!  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2006 08:01:00 AM »

It looks great!  Nice work! 
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