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Idyll
09-23-2006, 02:28 AM
I FINALLY finished this Stripy Sweater, the largest item of clothing ever knitted by me! I finished it on August 18th just in time to pack it away as the weather grows warmer :doh:... but I HAVE worn it on a few of those colder days! In public!

Features:
* "Cara Mia" yarn
* Seamless, circular construction from the top, down
* Understated Crocheted collar (after 3 failed attempts at knitting. Go Crochet!)
* Nearly off-the-shoulder, but it STAYS ON
* Cuff/Hem was "BO In Pattern" (as suggested by Angelia, in earlier "Help Me" messages. Thanks matey!)

With regards to this website for suggesting the pattern:
http://knitting.livejournal.com/3916344.html

Mo0nAngel
09-23-2006, 03:35 AM
wow that looks great!!! good job!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

jberry16
09-23-2006, 06:41 AM
that looks really nice, wtg!

geekgolightly
09-23-2006, 07:02 AM
thats awesome! i really like the neckline and black and white is always cool.

Angelia
09-23-2006, 07:18 AM
That is beautiful! And it fits you perfectly! Fantastic work! :notworthy: :notworthy:

stitchwitch
09-23-2006, 07:48 AM
Holy Moly that's nice! What a great fit too!

blueeyes28
09-23-2006, 07:54 AM
I love it it is very figure flattering on you!

gardenmommy
09-23-2006, 08:10 AM
Great looking sweater, I think it will always be in style!

fluffypechey
09-23-2006, 08:26 AM
That is a beautiful sweater.

Here in England UK Black and White is the thing for this winter :cheering:

Well done for finishing :happydance:

:hug: Sharon

XbelovedXoneX
09-23-2006, 08:38 AM
Ooo I like that pattern you linked to... I am having such a hard time deciding which sweater I want to do as my first!!

SandraEllen
09-23-2006, 09:38 AM
Very NIce! Great Job!

psammeadred
09-23-2006, 10:05 AM
Congrats on your first adult sweater! It looks great on you!

sara_jayne
09-23-2006, 10:35 AM
It is stunning! It looks perfect on you!

mwedzi
09-23-2006, 11:29 AM
Wow, that looks really great on you. It's exactly the kind of sweater you don't mind wearing all the time. I, too, will give a cheer for crochet. Yay!

rebecca
09-23-2006, 11:30 AM
Gorgeous!!! Looks great on you :cheering:

Amber
09-23-2006, 11:41 AM
That is really cute! It fits you perfectly -- great job!!

AnreeAce
09-23-2006, 12:33 PM
Beatutiful sweaters will always be in style!

It looks great! :cheering:

aineepooh1
09-23-2006, 02:07 PM
I agree with everyone else!!! It looks great on you.. it looks like it made especially for you( :roflhard: :roflhard: )

Idyll
09-26-2006, 06:39 AM
Wow! I never expected to get so many nice messages! It's just like the feeling when you try-on your knitting for the first time... & it looks OK!

Thanks to everyone!!! I'm inspired to get knitting again

Mama Bear
09-26-2006, 07:39 AM
I have to agree with everyone else... it looks great!!!

Mama Bear

janelanespaintbrush
09-28-2006, 01:29 PM
Excellent job!

jamadian75
09-28-2006, 07:25 PM
My oh MY that is gorgeous!

ETA: Did you find this pattern fit well as written or did you have to do modifications for sizing?

Idyll
09-30-2006, 08:51 PM
Hi Jamadian!! Thanks for your kind comment.

I didn't exactly follow the pattern I linked to! I didn't want a baggy sweater (like a jumper) so I used K3P2 rib all over. So the waist and bust aren't actually "fitted"

Here's a second link which I plagiarised:
http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html

I started from the collar and worked downwards, measuring the neck opening first (about 70cm), and dividing front, back and raglan sleeves as per this pattern.

jamadian75
10-01-2006, 12:18 AM
Hi Jamadian!! Thanks for your kind comment.

I didn't exactly follow the pattern I linked to! I didn't want a baggy sweater (like a jumper) so I used K3P2 rib all over. So the waist and bust aren't actually "fitted"

Here's a second link which I plagiarised:
http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html

I started from the collar and worked downwards, measuring the neck opening first (about 70cm), and dividing front, back and raglan sleeves as per this pattern.

What a great modification to get that perfect fit!
And that 2nd link is fantastic!! I can't wait to try this, thank you! :happydance:

jamiejeans
10-01-2006, 10:09 AM
I love it! I want to make one!!!