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KnittingNat
05-06-2007, 04:49 PM
The yarn is unidentified itchy alpaca i bought on Ebay, i think it's around fingering weight or maybe thicker :?? and i knitted double stranded on 3mm needles. The pattern is freestyle from my head and it's knitted from the top. I added the straps later by picking up stitches at the back and the buttons are sewed to the strap.

hydeemarie
05-06-2007, 04:56 PM
That is soooo cute! :notworthy: MMMMM! Where did you get the pattern?

hydeemarie
05-06-2007, 04:57 PM
Nevermind... I didn't read all of your text! :wall: :wall: :wall:

Jan in CA
05-06-2007, 05:46 PM
Wow..great job!

carmabelle1191
05-06-2007, 06:07 PM
That is beautiful! It fits you very well, and from your own pattern too! :notworthy:

misstialouise
05-06-2007, 08:08 PM
CUTE!!

You wouldn't want to share the pattern, would you??

;)

aprilbetty
05-06-2007, 08:42 PM
You are so talented! Love the sweater.

KnittingNat
05-07-2007, 02:11 AM
CUTE!!

You wouldn't want to share the pattern, would you??

;)

I made it for my size and it's in Russian so i'll translate it when i'll be home :happydance: :happydance: Don't forget i'm 8 hours ahead, so i just started my working day... :wall:

You're all such enablers :heart: :heart: :heart:

KnittingNat
05-07-2007, 04:36 AM
That is beautiful! It fits you very well, and from your own pattern too! :notworthy:

I have to tell you it's a real compliment, because i saw your knitting and you are great!!! It's really nice to see teenagers so passioned about crafts
I'm really a beginner next to you :notworthy: :notworthy:

GinnyG
05-07-2007, 07:51 AM
I love that, it's very stylish!!

baronreads
05-07-2007, 08:09 AM
Looks GREAT and fits PERFECTLY!! TFS

sara_jayne
05-07-2007, 09:29 AM
Wonderful job!

lestrella
05-07-2007, 10:19 AM
WOW! Excellent job!

KnittingNat
05-07-2007, 02:39 PM
And here's the pattern - very simple and adjustable:
I used 3mm (size 2-3 Us, if i'm not mistaken) needles with double stranded alpaca yarn of about lace/fingering weight.
From the top:

Front:
cast on 50 sts.
K1P1 for 3 rows.
40 rows in stockinette, increasing every RS row 1 st at each end. (you can increase more, depends on your height and chest size).
67-70 rows in stockinette without increasing
5 rows in K1P1
40 rows in stockinette.

Back:
The same as the front - with decreases on the waist - again depends on the size.
Block, sew the parts together.

Straps:

Pick up 12 sts at each side of the back top, K1P1 for 80 rows (if you're taller than my 157 cm - then i guess you need more :teehee: ).

Attach the straps to the front top and then sew a decorative button.

I let the stockinette at the bottom curl.

That's it and thank you all again :heart: :heart: :heart:

carmabelle1191
05-07-2007, 03:41 PM
That is beautiful! It fits you very well, and from your own pattern too! :notworthy:

I have to tell you it's a real compliment, because i saw your knitting and you are great!!! It's really nice to see teenagers so passioned about crafts
I'm really a beginner next to you :notworthy: :notworthy:
I'm still a sort-of beginner, but I'm moving onto intermediate (I think... :teehee:). Thanks a lot for your pattern, and I'm sure I'll make it sometime in the future! :muah:

dewdrops
05-24-2007, 10:10 AM
You look nice and cute. The sweater is wonderful. :cheering: