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Jan in CA
05-16-2006, 06:28 PM
Here's a couple of kids sweaters I knit using the magic ball (http://www.knittersreview.com/article_how_to.asp?article=/review/profile/010726_a.asp)method. It was a lot of fun watching how it came out. I probably will not use this pattern again because I HATE seaming!!! Anyway, they were knitted for the Knit for Kids (http://www.dailyguideposts.com/knitforkids/) project and I will use a different pattern next time. A seamless one is on the way I hope.

I altered this one a bit by knitting the bottom in the round and then putting one side on a lifeline while working the other side. Instead of using all garter stitch on the yoke and sleeves I did a garter stitch ridge.
http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/69945657-S.jpg

I followed the pattern on this one pretty much, but used all garter stitch.
http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/69945661-S.jpg

gardenmommy
05-16-2006, 06:31 PM
:cheering: How cool are those! I really like the blue one especially. No, the mauve/pink/gray one. No, the blue one. No. the mauve/pink/gray... They are both great!

Jan in CA
05-16-2006, 06:34 PM
:roflhard:

I forgot to mention... yarns in the pink/mauve one are mostly Encore scraps and the blue one is Lion Brand Jiffy and Homespun.. :doh: Gad I hate that stuff!!

nicolethegeek
05-16-2006, 07:03 PM
Both are gorgeous, and are sure to be treasured by the recipient.

kayeknit
05-16-2006, 07:17 PM
They are both beautiful sweaters! And what a nice cause...Bookmarked! :thumbsup:

Ingrid
05-16-2006, 07:58 PM
Great job, Jan!! So nice of you, too! :heart:

wildforyarn
05-16-2006, 08:06 PM
Great job Jan! Love them both!! :heart: :heart:

AnreeAce
05-16-2006, 08:29 PM
:heart:

Those turned out great! Now I know what to do when my yarn leftovers start to get out of hand!

Danielle
05-16-2006, 09:22 PM
Great job on both! :thumbsup: I've never heard of the magic ball method, what a great stash buster! :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
05-16-2006, 09:31 PM
Great job on both! :thumbsup: I've never heard of the magic ball method, what a great stash buster! :thumbsup:

I forgot to mention that it can require a lot of weaving in... :shock: But it is a good stash buster and it's a worthwhile cause. I have some wool that I think I'll make a sweater for Afghans for Afghans (http://www.afghansforafghans.org/blanket.html) charity. I thought they only took blankets/afghans, but they also take hats, mittens, sweaters, etc. They must be wool or primarily wool though because they need the warmth.

rebecca
05-16-2006, 09:38 PM
:D They are both BEAUTIFUL! Love them! I know that each one will be treasured :D

mishka
05-17-2006, 05:01 AM
What a fabulous result. They're lovely.

IrishBaby
05-17-2006, 06:15 AM
Fabulous sweaters!

sara_jayne
05-17-2006, 09:43 AM
Great job, Jan! That is a great stash busting technique! :thumbsup:

knit-a-holic
05-17-2006, 12:47 PM
Those look terrific! I agree, I hate to seam. My least favorite part of the knitting process. I :heart: them both! Great job!!!

CindyH
05-17-2006, 03:04 PM
Great job on both! You've inspired me to want to make a magic ball from my leftover sock yarn...

Jenelle
05-18-2006, 11:03 AM
both of them are cute! :thumbsup:

Andrea
05-18-2006, 11:05 AM
What a great idea and a wonderful charity!! :heart: They look beautiful!

kemp
05-18-2006, 11:30 AM
They're both great!

Amber
05-18-2006, 01:43 PM
Wow, they look great! I love the colors and how they came out -- very nice!!

feministmama
05-18-2006, 03:20 PM
Hmmmm...isn't there a way to make this in the round all the way up? Just add on stiches on either side but keep going in the round?

Your sweaters look very cute too. I like the idea of getting rid of some homespun by combining it with something like Encore. Well done! :thumbsup: