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javede
04-24-2006, 02:08 PM
I just realized that it has been quite some time since I posted a FO here(lack of time+study kept me busy), so I thought I'll just post my latest one(for others check my blog ;) ).
It's a sweater I call the "Test"-sweater. As the name indicates I knitted it as a test for another sweater out of some Hipknits silk. But since the silk is not cheap and doesn't like to be frogged many times I decided to knit this "test"-sweater. Oh, it's my own pattern btw. ;)
The yarn used is "Linie 12 Clip" from Online, a cotton yarn in a color between pink and orange(depending on light). It's a sweater knit from the top down with an easy lace pattern.
As I already promised on my blog, I'll write down the pattern after knitting the silk version and post it.

CarmenIbanez
04-24-2006, 02:12 PM
That is lovely. I love the color~

nicolethegeek
04-24-2006, 02:20 PM
So pretty and summery! :happydance:

rebecca
04-24-2006, 02:43 PM
:D WTG with your own design....it's FABULOUS :happydance: :cheering: :happydance:

feministmama
04-24-2006, 02:51 PM
Love the design! Love the color! :inlove: Nice job :thumbsup:

Fudgie
04-24-2006, 03:15 PM
WOW that's relly good :thumbsup: Go you! :heart: Love the colour and the lace pattern! :inlove:

sara_jayne
04-24-2006, 03:54 PM
Wonderful job!

Cristy
04-24-2006, 04:13 PM
VERY VERY NICE!!! I can't wait to see the pattern instructions...:)

Toast King
04-24-2006, 04:38 PM
Wow! You're so clever! I love the look of the lacey pattern at the bottom - hope the silk one turns out just perfect again like this one - I admire your restraint, knitting a practice project first!

mulene
04-24-2006, 04:40 PM
ooooh that is gorgeous! can't wait for the pattern & silk one :D

Ingrid
04-24-2006, 05:09 PM
:inlove: Beautiful!!

jodstr2
04-24-2006, 06:28 PM
:cheering: :happydance: looks good! congratulations! :happydance: :cheering:

AKchick
04-24-2006, 07:34 PM
It's beautiful!

IrishBaby
04-24-2006, 07:42 PM
That's fabulous. I love it!

gardenmommy
04-24-2006, 09:41 PM
Absolutely beautifully gorgeous! :cheering:

Amber
04-25-2006, 02:31 PM
Wow, it's gorgeous! I love the lace and the color!

hillerkim
04-27-2006, 11:01 AM
:inlove: Gorgeous work! I totally envy you guys that can CREATE your own patterns! I'm a big chicken and like to follow the pattern.

Great job!

javede
04-27-2006, 11:10 AM
Thanks you all for your nice comments! The sweater is now lightly blocked and I took another pic where you can see the lace pattern a bit better(please ignore the bra :oops: ):

Ellen Edwards
04-27-2006, 05:20 PM
It's really beautiful!! I know what you mean about the cost of silk!! I want to knit a short sleeved top and the pattern called for Rowan Calmer--which is almost 12 bucks for 1 ball!! I needed 4 at least, and I can't pay that!! Is this Online Linie a cotton blend? And may I ask, about how much did you have to spend on the yarn?? If it's too personal--please just ignore!! ;)

javede
04-27-2006, 06:40 PM
Is this Online Linie a cotton blend? And may I ask, about how much did you have to spend on the yarn?? If it's too personal--please just ignore!! ;)

The Online yarn is 100% cotton. I got it from a super sale for 1 per 100g skein(compare (http://www.fuzzymabel.com/yarn/online/ol_12.shtml)) :shock: and the sweater only used 3 skeins.
The silk I'm knitting with now is from here (http://www.hipknits.co.uk/) and costs 7GBP per 100g. Probably one of the most expensive yarns I ever brought (apart from Rowan Kidsilk Haze), but sooooooooo soft!

njknitter
04-28-2006, 07:40 AM
Awesome :heart: sweater! :notworthy: I bow to your talent and genius! I tried to make up a pattern for a tank top 'cuz I couldn't find anything quite right for the yarn I wanted to use and the concept I had in my head. Let's just say I didn't post a pic of the FO...

Lynn

kemp
04-28-2006, 08:37 AM
Wow...it's gorgeous! You ought to submit it somewhere.

nanonette
04-29-2006, 09:20 AM
What a gorgeous sweater!!! Beautiful design and color!! :inlove:

ecb
05-03-2006, 07:39 PM
WOW, U R too cool
I like making things off the cuff too

ecb

Ellen Edwards
05-03-2006, 08:32 PM
Thanks for the information, Dear!! You're very talented--and you SHOULD be sending your patterns in to sell somewhere. (But thanks for letting us have them!)

You have great FO's!! ;)

DoulaLyndsey
05-03-2006, 09:02 PM
Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous!! :cheering:

Gina
05-03-2006, 10:59 PM
That is a gorgeous sweater Javed! And it matches your avatar, hehe ;)

I love it! :inlove: :inlove:

Angelia
05-04-2006, 07:25 PM
Wow, that sweater is stunning!! :inlove: :inlove:

kemp
05-06-2006, 02:59 PM
Thanks you all for your nice comments! The sweater is now lightly blocked and I took another pic where you can see the lace pattern a bit better(please ignore the bra :oops: ):

I am so in :heart: :heart: :heart: with your sweater! Are you going to do a pattern for it? I was thinking maybe I could sell it on my store??? Let me know if you're interested and we could work out some kind of deal. If you don't want to sell it, you really should submit it somewhere like magknits or knitty...I think it would be perfect for either one of those.

Angelia
05-06-2006, 04:11 PM
:heart: :heart: :heart: KEMP!! You're a doll!

javede
05-08-2006, 01:42 AM
I am so in :heart: :heart: :heart: with your sweater! Are you going to do a pattern for it? I was thinking maybe I could sell it on my store??? Let me know if you're interested and we could work out some kind of deal. If you don't want to sell it, you really should submit it somewhere like magknits or knitty...I think it would be perfect for either one of those.

Thanks for the interest Kemp! I'll have to think about it a bit more, but will let you know.

I have finished the silk sweater now and wrote a draft of the pattern. Don't expect a pic too soon though, cause I've got a bunch of stuff to do for university :(

javede
05-16-2006, 02:09 PM
I've made some pics of the silk sweater see here (http://orangmerajut.blogspot.com/2006/05/managing-time-and-wasting-it.html)!
The pattern is still not finished, math test(friday) and presentation(monday) go first :(

tracer
05-16-2006, 03:13 PM
LOVE the sweater javede. its soo nice...keep us updated on any pattern decisions...
my needles are getting excited at the thought of knitting up such a beautiful sweater.

good luck on your test and presentation!

kemp
05-18-2006, 11:41 AM
Really looks gorgeous in the silk!

rebecca
05-18-2006, 11:45 AM
:D Javede, you are so TALENTED!! The sweaters are just stunning!!!

javede
05-23-2006, 04:26 AM
I finally managed to write the pattern :cheering:
This is the first day in weeks that I got the time and mind to work through my messy notes about this project. Maybe in the future I should take more time making notes as I knit :thinking:

Anyway, I posted it on my blog:
HSLS (http://orangmerajut.blogspot.com/2006/05/hsls-pattern.html)
Yes, it has a name now! HSLS=HelloSunshineLaceSweater!
I decided to offer it for free since I had promised that before. I don't think places like Knitty would have taken it, because I already posted pics of it.

If you find any typos or think any instructions are unclear, please tell me!
And should you decide to knit it, let me know!

mulene
05-23-2006, 06:55 AM
:cheering: :cheering: thank you for posting the pattern! It is GORGEOUS =D

Angelia
05-23-2006, 07:30 AM
Oh, thanks so much for posting the pattern, Javede! This sweater is definitely on my to-do list! :inlove:

Ingrid
05-23-2006, 07:54 AM
That is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern!

Toast King
05-23-2006, 08:17 AM
That's a great pattern, Javede - looks gorgeous is both cotton & silk! :heart:

:cheering: Yay :cheering: for you for being so talented... and thanks for posting your pattern on your blog (you have some wonderful pictures by the way!) :thumbsup:

kemp
05-23-2006, 08:31 AM
YAY! Thanks so much Javede. I can't wait to make it :)

CarmenIbanez
05-23-2006, 11:49 AM
I'm going to have to look at these at home. My stupid filter at work blocks all the photos on the different blog sites. Go figure!

ninjabobblehead
05-23-2006, 04:37 PM
I have a question ... The pattern says to "increase every second row," and I am a little confused by this phrase. Does this mean to increase every other row, or does this mean there is an increase every three rows? Thanks for your help! I really love the style of this sweater, Javede!

rebecca
05-23-2006, 04:54 PM
:D Javede, you are so sweet to share your lovely pattern, thanks ;)

javede
05-23-2006, 05:37 PM
Thanks to you all!

I have a question ... The pattern says to "increase every second row," and I am a little confused by this phrase. Does this mean to increase every other row, or does this mean there is an increase every three rows? Thanks for your help! I really love the style of this sweater, Javede!

Yes, it means to increase every other row.

sfavereau
05-23-2006, 05:58 PM
Those sweaters are absolutely gorgeous! They are definitely on my to do list! I love knitting with cotton, so I'll probably do the cotton version first.