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Yvonne
02-25-2007, 11:28 AM
My daughter wanted a hoodie and I couldn't get my hands on the pattern for Central Park Hoodie. So we hunted around on line and found this:

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/alexi_card_scarf/alexi_card_scarf.html

....which I tweaked (a LOT) to come up with this sweater. It was made with Caron Simply Soft because this is for a kid, needs to be washable, and if she lost it somewhere I wouldn't be homicidal. :roflhard:

craftymom
02-25-2007, 12:00 PM
:inlove: Beautiful.

Cristy
02-25-2007, 12:04 PM
WOW--that looks awesome!!

Braden
02-25-2007, 12:06 PM
Hey, I'm knitting that pattern, too. Small world. How did you put a hood on it?

newamy
02-25-2007, 12:15 PM
That is great. I'm impressed with your alterations.

Yvonne
02-25-2007, 12:20 PM
Conti--
To make it with a hood, I did not do any of the front neck shaping. I made the back, then made the two fronts without shaping. I did a 3-needle bind off on 44 stitches to connect the back to the two fronts, and put the remaining stitches from the back and two fronts on holders. After that I made the sleeves.
When I went back to do the hood, I put all the stitches from my holders on a circ and continued in the pattern as established, having made a note of which row I was on when I got to that point. There are no more diamonds by that point (for me, I didn't get row gauge) so the hood is done in reverse stockinette and those 6-stitch cables. I knit it straight up to the correct length and then did a 3-needle bind-off for the center top of the head.
Because she wanted a zipper rather than buttons, all around the front opening and all around the hood in one continuous row, I did several rows of garter stitch edging and put in a 22-inch zipper. The zipper scared me a little. You can see the bottom of the zipper area is sort of funky, but other than that it works well.

Braden
02-25-2007, 12:29 PM
Thanks, I might do mine with a zipper, but my Mother doesn't want a hood on hers. My cousins will, though.

Yvonne
02-25-2007, 12:49 PM
I think I am going to make one for myself but without a hood. I might also make it more form-fitting by not doing the sleeve increases, and by omitting the moss stitch borders on the outside edges of the back and fronts.

carmabelle1191
02-25-2007, 01:05 PM
Amazing! :notworthy: :inlove:

Hsiaokuo62
02-25-2007, 05:15 PM
If I made something THAT gorgeous it wouldn't matter what yarn I made it with, I'd be homicidal if it got lost!

So here is the mojo for it not to get lost :)

:grphug:

(fairies saying the chant)

Laura

Jan in CA
02-25-2007, 05:41 PM
That's gorgeous!

jamadian75
02-25-2007, 06:42 PM
:inlove:!!!

:notworthy:

I hope she LOVES it. REALLY great knit!

Birdy
02-25-2007, 07:00 PM
Oh WOW!

WOW!

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Jaxhil
02-25-2007, 09:33 PM
:thud: WOW-ZA!!!

That is *gorgeous*! Fabulous! I too would go nuts if it got lost, no matter WHAT yarn I used!!

mwedzi
02-25-2007, 10:14 PM
Wow! That is some amazing work! I'd go looney if someone lost that much work. It's beautiful. :notworthy:

Shannon4J
02-26-2007, 12:33 AM
Wow! That is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

sara_jayne
02-26-2007, 10:38 AM
:notworthy: Beautiful!

auburnchick
02-26-2007, 11:41 AM
:passedout:

I don't think my skill will ever progress enough to do something like this. WOW!

Sassycanuckkniter
02-26-2007, 08:35 PM
Holy moly that is an awesome hoodie. You do great work. I am in awe.

loveswildflowers
02-27-2007, 07:37 AM
So totally awesome! :cheering: Beautiful, beautiful cable work! :notworthy:

ecuzzacrea
02-27-2007, 01:06 PM
That is gorgeous! I love the color. :heart:

Loolee
03-01-2007, 12:13 PM
Wow! That is very nice! Good job!

saracidaltendencies
03-01-2007, 12:22 PM
Wow, great work! And patience! lol

PinkRoses
03-01-2007, 02:11 PM
:passedout:

OMG, that's something to be very proud of. It's absolutely beautiful! :notworthy:

mks22300
03-01-2007, 08:35 PM
Beautiful! :heart: