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candicane
11-01-2007, 09:43 AM
Pattern: Groovy Sweater Dress/Twinkle's Big City Knits
Yarn: Twinkle Soft Chunky
Color: Urchin
Needles: sizes 17 and 19

Had some minor problems with the pattern vagueness. Really wanted the top "vine" to come out of one of the middle "rib" sections, but the decrease row for the ribbing was so vague I just could not make it work. In the book, one of the photos shows it coming straight out of a rib and another photo shows it like mine.

Next problem was on the neckline. The pattern said to turn, then bind off 2 sts, turn, bind off 2 sts. I might have done it wrong, but that bind off left me with holes. I may re-do the neckline if I can figure out what i did wrong.

I have never worn anything with bobbles, and I think I feel a little weird in it.

candice

downthestream
11-01-2007, 10:24 AM
That came out great!! The Twinkle yarn is definitely the hot new thing this season - enjoy your dress.

SkyBluePink
11-01-2007, 10:40 AM
I think it's cute! Model it for us (asked in a non-creepy way)?

GiddyKnitter
11-01-2007, 10:42 AM
Lovely I just love cables x

candicane
11-01-2007, 10:51 AM
I will! As soon as a I figure out closing up the holes on either side of the neckline. AND find the right pants to wear under it (which I own but can't find!)

candice

Jan in CA
11-01-2007, 01:09 PM
Wow..that is so pretty!

knitgal
11-01-2007, 04:19 PM
I love it! The colour is really nice too, looks flattering. Make me one to wear with leggings and boots?

trollgirl
11-01-2007, 05:41 PM
Wow! That looks amazing!

kkatt82
11-01-2007, 05:49 PM
I love it! Would look great with some black leggings!

candicane
11-01-2007, 08:45 PM
Other than a little pattern confusion, it really was not that hard. Took about 9 days to knit. And that's only knitting in the evenings. You can do it!

candice

Nakia
11-01-2007, 08:49 PM
That's a beautiful dress. I love the cable pattern on the bottom

dustinac
11-02-2007, 08:43 AM
Very pretty...Great job :thumbsup:

monzogary
11-02-2007, 08:49 PM
Very nice!

ah
11-03-2007, 12:21 AM
Looks lovely.

KnittingNat
11-03-2007, 04:06 AM
Looks great:thumbsup:

Itsabtme
11-03-2007, 10:07 AM
That is Beautiful.....Awesome Job!!:)

ArtLady1981
11-03-2007, 01:41 PM
Hi! This sweater dress looks absolutely stunning! As regards the "holes" that you said were created in the neckline: I am assuming that they were created because of the sorta "shortrow" technique used in the bind-off that you mentioned.

When you have done any knitting the says "knit X, turn, knit X...turn, knit X...etc"...that can be shortrow technique. If it is, maybe look and see if you are picking up the little "tag" on the return trip (when you turn and go back). This will prevent (and close up) the hole.

Amy has some 'short row' videos here at KH. Even if her videos don't exactly pertain to your pattern directions, you will see the technique of picking up that little tag so as to prevent the hole.

Here is one link:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques

Hope this helps you perfect the neckline of your sweater dress! I think it deserves to be all that you want it to be! You have worked so hard to make this dress 'just right'. I admire that!

candicane
11-03-2007, 08:32 PM
I emailed Classic Elite and it turns out the holes are not from the short rows, but from the bind off that the pattern says to do at the beginning of two rows. After the short rows, you rejoin and knit the neck in the round. What the pattern did not say was that you have to pick up those 4 sts that were bound off and knit them with the rest of the sts. It shouldn't take too long to fix. Just need to finish some gifts first.

candice