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AKchick
01-11-2006, 10:23 AM
Well, this was my biggest knitting project so far. It is only my second sweater, I had never done raglan seams before and I just learned on this sweater how to properly sew everything together. There was a mistake or two in the pattern, but with the help of people here and elsewhere I was able to get through it.

I have to say though, I am kind of disappointed with how it turned out. It doesn't sit like I expected it to and it came out bigger than I figured it would. Oh well, I just need to keep knitting to learn how I like to do things to make the sweaters look the way I want.

Anyway, here it is. Thanks for all the help while working on it!

Oh yah, this is the bernat denimstyle ladies turtleneck sweater and I used caron simply soft 100% cotton yarn instead of the denimstyle.

kayeknit
01-11-2006, 10:53 AM
It looks real nice, and it seems to fit pretty well. I like my sweaters a bit big (warmer!). Great job! :thumbsup:

feministmama
01-11-2006, 11:09 AM
OOoooOOOoooo looks nice and cozy. Nice job :thumbsup:

AKchick
01-11-2006, 11:22 AM
Thanks for the compliments!

I usually prefer my stuff a bit bigger too, that way I can layer if I want. This is supposed to go to my mom though and she is 4 or 5 inches shorter than I am and about 100 pounds smaller, definitely petite. I am going to send it to her anyway so she can see if she would want it that big or try to shrink it with hot water, but if it doesn't work for her either I will take it back or it will be given to my SIL if she wants it.

Since I am on the topic, does anyone know if you can wash and dry 100% cotton yarn and it shrink like cotton clothes from the store will? The yarn itself is machine washable and dryable, I just didn't know if it would shrink like commercial clothes do.

kitkat
01-11-2006, 03:07 PM
I had copied this pattern - so it makes up big? I love that yarn and the other pattern I was eying was that one KellyK is making hers out of.....(although I...MUST>>>>>FINISH>>>>>NORO>>>>>SWEATER>>>>>FIRST>>>>>>>>>ACK!)

Mer
01-11-2006, 06:14 PM
This looks nice! Isn't Caron Simply Soft acrylic, though?

AKchick
01-11-2006, 06:29 PM
:doh: Oh my criminy! What a dork! Yes, it is acrylic. I don't know why I had it in my head that it was cotton, must be one of my other projects. Yarn on the brain. Hee, hee, how embarassing :blush: .

I don't know if the yarn difference was the reason it was bigger than I expected, if I remember correctly (which I obviously cannot guarantee) my gauge was correct, but I may have made my stitches looser as I went along, I have done that on other projects too. The picture on the site looks a lot tighter than mine.

kitkat
01-11-2006, 07:01 PM
I think it looks great! I wanna make one!

Ingrid
01-11-2006, 07:17 PM
It looks nice and comfy!

kome
01-11-2006, 10:59 PM
I like it! That's the same yarn I used for making Skully. NOT good for intarsia though. Definately comfy though, isn't it? :happydance:

AKchick
01-12-2006, 08:24 AM
I would like to try intarsia in the future, but I am trying to take baby steps and try one or two new things at a time with each pattern I am doing. I didn't realize there were better yarns and worse for intarsia, interesting. I will have to make sure I check that out before I start a project with that.

I love the feel of that yarn, it is much softer than I expected. Totally comfortable on bare skin.

Thanks again for all the compliments, makes me feel a little more confident for the next project. :D

Angelia
01-12-2006, 09:04 AM
Ooooh, that looks good--so cozy!! I love roomy and snuggly turtlenecks; I might have to make that one. :inlove:

dustinac
01-12-2006, 09:41 AM
:thumbsup: Great job it looks very warm and cozy..

kome
01-13-2006, 08:50 PM
I would like to try intarsia in the future, but I am trying to take baby steps and try one or two new things at a time with each pattern I am doing. I didn't realize there were better yarns and worse for intarsia, interesting. I will have to make sure I check that out before I start a project with that.

I love the feel of that yarn, it is much softer than I expected. Totally comfortable on bare skin.

Thanks again for all the compliments, makes me feel a little more confident for the next project. :D

The yarn for the project was supposed to be a bulky wool, but I used the super soft instead and didn't change my needle size. It caused it to be very airy, and when switching yarn, it wasn't a tight switch. It just left everything very loose feeling. I think when switching colors it is best to make sure your stitches are tight enough for a good finishing picture.

rebecca
01-13-2006, 08:53 PM
:happydance: :cheering: :happydance: Very nice job ;)

AKchick
01-14-2006, 12:20 PM
Okay, that makes sense. Good to know for when I try it. Thanks!

I would like to try intarsia in the future, but I am trying to take baby steps and try one or two new things at a time with each pattern I am doing. I didn't realize there were better yarns and worse for intarsia, interesting. I will have to make sure I check that out before I start a project with that.

I love the feel of that yarn, it is much softer than I expected. Totally comfortable on bare skin.

Thanks again for all the compliments, makes me feel a little more confident for the next project. :D

The yarn for the project was supposed to be a bulky wool, but I used the super soft instead and didn't change my needle size. It caused it to be very airy, and when switching yarn, it wasn't a tight switch. It just left everything very loose feeling. I think when switching colors it is best to make sure your stitches are tight enough for a good finishing picture.

itscryttle
01-16-2006, 03:49 PM
It looks real nice, and it seems to fit pretty well. I like my sweaters a bit big (warmer!). Great job! :thumbsup:

I agree! Great job!

Amber
01-16-2006, 07:28 PM
Looks great -- and very cozy! :thumbsup:

Cristy
01-16-2006, 10:53 PM
looks comfy--my kind of sweater! :)

Lana
01-16-2006, 11:59 PM
Super nice, warm sweater! :thumbsup:
Ummmmm, what happened to the model's head? :?eyebrow:

AKchick
01-17-2006, 09:19 AM
:blush: It was me, but I had dh take the picture late at night and I looked like junk so I just took my head off before I posted. I was a little nervous to throw my picture out while still being such a newbie on a board, or maybe it was just the day, not sure. :D

Super nice, warm sweater! :thumbsup:
Ummmmm, what happened to the model's head? :?eyebrow:


Thanks everybody for the compliments!