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« on: June 01, 2006 09:11:55 PM »

Hi all!  Now that I'm done with school (officially a college grad), I finally got back to my knitting!  Fresh off the needles is "Bobble Blue," except it's pink.

and close up of the front:

and back:

I'm not sure if I like it all that much.  It's a little bulky and I wish it was just a little bit longer.  I never thought I had a long torso but according to all of the knitted tops I've made I guess I do.  Undecided

Anyhow, this was the first true sweater I've made...first time seaming and all...so I guess I'm pretty happy with it at least construction-wise.  It was dirt cheap, too, because I used some cotton yarn I scored for free.  The whole thing cost me $15 because that's how much I shelled out for the buttons:

For once my crummy JoAnn's store served me well.  (Please excuse the brightness of the pink in the button pic...had to make it that way for the detail to show up.)

So what does everyone think??

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006 09:16:16 PM »

That looks fantastic!  You did a great job.

In the magazine pictures, I thought that the sweater looked like it was a bit on the shortish side--so maybe it's not you, but the pattern.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006 09:21:45 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2006 11:04:27 PM »

soooo cute!  if you think its too short for you, try wearing it as more of an over-top.  like over a tank or over a shell (if you're wearing a skirt Cheesy).

i really liked that pattern, and now that i see it knitted up, i like it even more.  i think it looks really cute on you Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2006 04:44:17 AM »

I agree, it looks very cute on you!  I'm really impressed that it's your first "true" sweater!

And the buttons are fantastic!

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006 07:06:43 AM »

It looks very nice to me and for a first real sweater you should feel really proud.

« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2006 08:21:18 AM »

my first real sweater....sheesh. it was $120 worth of rowan big wool. the sleeves were too long, the torso too short, the bobles looked like tumors and i ran out of yarn twice and had to add on at the end.  i still have it, but......NOONE will ever see me in it.

yours looks FANTASTIC! it has a very 50's style to it, which may be why it is shorter. a cute pencil skirt (or large twirly skirt -- like the poodle skirts) that is high waisted would look great.  it looks great with the skirt you have on, too!

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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2006 09:22:16 AM »

I agree with everyone else, it's really cute!  I was thinking about making this out of cotton/merino so it's nice to see an all-cotton version that looks nice.  The pattern's use of a merino/alpaca yarn seemed too warm for a short-sleeved sweater to me.  Love the buttons, by the way!  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2006 10:35:50 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I suppose maybe I will wear it after all...  Smiley

my first real sweater....sheesh. it was $120 worth of rowan big wool. the sleeves were too long, the torso too short, the bobles looked like tumors
Trust me, I had a practice run of bobbles first.  And I practiced the button holes first, too.

As for my first "real sweater," I've made a bunch of little things and I've always pushed myself to try new things like cables so this made sense to me.  I get really bored with just straight stockinette, so I need something with more of a pattern.  I've made tank tops/camis that only require knitting in the round and minimal seaming for the straps.  I've been deathly afraid of seaming, but now that I've done it I realize it's not so bad.  You might even see more sweaters come out of me!   Cheesy
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2006 12:41:38 PM »

You did a great job! It looks very nice on you and fits well. Quite impressive Smiley


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