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trvvn5
01-18-2011, 04:50 PM
I'm still debating if I should add sleeves or leave it sleeveless and wear it over a long sleeve t-shirt.


Uncollared (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46793010@N07/5368159926/)



Collared (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46793010@N07/5367549821/)


Obviously Collared is how it looks now, the uncollared picture was a wip kind of picture.

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Daylilydayzed
01-18-2011, 04:55 PM
I vote for the long sleeve shirt with the vest with the shawl collar. I like the look of it with the collar.

JudyD
01-18-2011, 05:28 PM
I'm still debating if I should add sleeves or leave it sleeveless and wear it over a long sleeve t-shirt.

I vote for adding sleeves. It looks top-heavy without.

That's my 2 cents worth :p

Judy

Jan in CA
01-18-2011, 05:37 PM
That's a beautiful sweater! I love the color and yarn! If it's cold where you live it might be nice to have sleeves, but it also looks good as a vest. :thumbsup:

ETA: You can add the photos instead of links. ;)

ArtLady1981
01-18-2011, 07:04 PM
JudyD nailed it...it looks top-heavy without the sleeves.
If you were going to leave it as is...as a vest...another type of neckline edge would be best...such as a 2x2 ribbing.

As it is now...it does look like the sleeves are missing. The armhole shaping was designed for sleeves to be attached.

But all in all...it is a wonderful looking garment! You really chose THE PERFECT YARN for this project! Lookin' good!

Slim
01-18-2011, 07:49 PM
Wow, what a goregous sweater, and a great fit! I vote for the collar and sleeves.

Sknitter56
01-18-2011, 08:33 PM
Yep, I vote for putting some sleeves in the collared version. Looks nice and warm. Great job!

trvvn5
01-18-2011, 08:42 PM
I started working on the sleeves. I think I agree with the general consensus here. It looks a little top heavy and I agree that the shoulders/arm holes were designed for sleeves. I still think I'm gonna wear it out as is until I get those sleeves attached though. I'm just in love with this style of collar.

And yes Jan, its freakin freezing where I live right now. Literally. It's actually 21 degrees outside right now.

aprilbetty
01-18-2011, 09:51 PM
I also vote for the collar and sleeves. Your shawl collar looks great!

kmaclean
01-19-2011, 10:02 AM
Looks fantastic! I love the yarn and the collar! :inlove:

bmwmom2002
01-19-2011, 12:59 PM
Love that both ways, but the collar is really awesome!

Breezed
01-21-2011, 11:47 AM
I am loving the collar and the color is great. The fit looks perfect on you too.

TEMA
01-26-2011, 10:04 PM
I love the shawl collar too... but if you are like my hubby... sleeves will stop you from wearing it. He is a hot person and the only thing I've ever knit him and had him wear was a vest.
The arms look a bit bare tho'... how about finishing them off with a bit of ribbing?
Or sleeves... :)
TEMA:knitting:

Wanda Witch
01-26-2011, 11:16 PM
I vote for the collar and the sleeves. Great color.

CoolWool
01-27-2011, 01:14 PM
Well by now you have your answer but I just have to say, your work is beautiful. That sweater looks flawless. I was checking out some of your other work too.

I'm starting my first sweater here pretty soon. Inspiring! :)

bambi
01-28-2011, 11:29 PM
It is beautiful! Make sure you update the photo when you add the sleeves.

trvvn5
01-28-2011, 11:39 PM
I will, if i can ever get these sleeves done. I followed the pattern and was mad when I was done. I should have trusted my instincts when I read the pattern and thought there weren't enough stitches to fit properly. Well, I was right. I knit up the whole sleeve, sewed my seam, put it on my arm and it of course didn't fit. So now I'm going with my gut and my gauge and making it to my own specifications. I'm halfway through the sleeve the second time around.

Lana
01-29-2011, 08:35 AM
I will, if i can ever get these sleeves done. I followed the pattern and was mad when I was done. I should have trusted my instincts when I read the pattern and thought there weren't enough stitches to fit properly. Well, I was right. I knit up the whole sleeve, sewed my seam, put it on my arm and it of course didn't fit. So now I'm going with my gut and my gauge and making it to my own specifications. I'm halfway through the sleeve the second time around.

Always follow your instincts. I learned the hard way that patterns aren't always calculated accurately for size, especially on sleeve width at the top.

Perfect yarn for that pattern. When you finish this toasty warm sweater, make yourself a vest with the same great vest. :thumbsup:

Woodi
02-01-2011, 10:58 AM
I guess I'm the only one so far who thinks it looks great on you as is....and if you wear it over a cotton shirt, that would be good too. If you don't feel like knitting sleeves for it, why not start another sweater that has sleeves you like?

Sounds to me like you like it the way it is, and can wear it on warmer days as is....jmho.

trvvn5
02-02-2011, 07:32 AM
I think I'm going to add sleeves to this one and I think I'm going to try another one out of cotton and not double strand it so that it will be lighter and still be a vest.

ArtLady1981
02-02-2011, 02:14 PM
Been there, done that! Sleeves are a bugger. I can't tell you how many times I've frogged a sleeve to at least the armhole bind-offs...and ripped out more length to shorten the mountain gorilla sleeve...then worked my sleeve cap AGAIN. (Too long is usually my issue, although I've been known to "overdo it" and need to add length!) This is why I never knit two sleeves at the same time. My first sleeve is my trial. If it's good to go....then on to sleeve #2.

This is also why I never start with knitting the sleeves, as many folks do. I knit the fronts and back...then one sleeve...clip it all together for a fitting...and then go from there.

An ill-fitting sleeve will ruin a sweater, so I applaud you for working on your sleeves til they are right! :thumbsup:

mwhite
02-03-2011, 05:54 PM
Add me to the "Collared"....just looks more finished and will be great with a turtleneck underneath.

MerigoldinWA
02-13-2011, 01:26 PM
Great looking. Good work on the collar. I think it looks fine as is, although I'm sure you don't plan to wear it bare armed. :) How are the sleeves coming?

trvvn5
02-14-2011, 09:08 AM
I finally started the shouler capping on the last sleeve. I had to rip out a little bit because for some reason I knit 10 stitches on the purl side of the sleeve and didn't find it until after I was about 10 rows down. SO I had to frog and go back. This should be an FO by weeks end though. A few more rows and a little stitching and I'm done.

Debkcs
04-25-2011, 02:23 PM
I know you're trying to sell clothing, but I don't think that

Every one of us wants to look hot, fashionable and stylish.

is true. My Dh and I want to look clean, neat, presentable, etc. After years of being nurses, comfy is best. Hot? That happens if the AC breaks down.

Good luck.

salmonmac
04-25-2011, 06:03 PM
I definitely like the collar and if the collar, then the sleeves. Beautifully done and a handsome choice of yarn and color.

bambi
04-26-2011, 03:53 PM
I'd love to see the updated photo when you get a chance.