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bip
12-31-2007, 10:03 PM
This is Knit it Down from the cover of the current Creative Knitting (Jan '08). I started it about 2 weeks ago and have had a lot of time to work on it because of the holidays. It is my first top down sweater, which I liked. I am a little uneasy about the 1-piece concept. Had I made a mistake right at the beginning, it would have been a lot of frogging to fix! And my gauge was off, but I noticed it while I was still at the beginning, so I frogged and fixed it before it got to far.

I like the fit, though the collar is a bit wonky. I don't think it was anything I did, I think it's just the nature of the sweater.

I used Araucania Nature Wool Chunky, which I really like (I have another sweater in the regular weight). My only complaint is that one skein was a lot darker than the others, which is very noticeable on the bottom and part of the left arm. I don't mind the bottom, but I wish I had striped the arm!

UPDATE: Ravelry has asked to use my picture as the example of the pattern!!! I am soooo flattered!!! My ego is officially HUGE!!!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2265/2152215637_45fd1f8db0_m.jpg

suzeeq
12-31-2007, 10:13 PM
Looks really good! I'm very partial to teal-y greeny blues....

bethany
12-31-2007, 10:16 PM
i like the color too--I've been looking into knitting cuff to cuff--this looks really nice!

tropicallie
01-01-2008, 10:10 AM
Oh - That turned out really nice. I love the color. I have that mag and was thinking of making one in cotton. Yours is beautiful.

Jaxhil
01-01-2008, 10:14 AM
:muah: That turned out gorgeous! I love the color, and I don't think the light/dark spots look bad- I think it is really pretty; it looks like it's meant to be that way :thumbsup: Great job!

dustinac
01-01-2008, 12:50 PM
:happydance: I love the color...it looks great!!

ah
01-01-2008, 04:19 PM
Looks great!

WandaT
01-02-2008, 07:50 AM
Ditto! It looks good to me too! Congrats on finishing it!

Slim
01-02-2008, 08:38 AM
Wow, I love that sweater! Great color! I'd love to try that pattern -- thanks for posting.

GinnyG
01-02-2008, 08:41 AM
Very nice. You may find when you wash it the colors even out a bit. That is one of the draw backs to varigated yarn, esp handpainted yarn.

dmknits
01-10-2008, 08:23 PM
What a pretty sweater. :) I don't think the yarn difference looks bad at all.

RMB
01-10-2008, 09:20 PM
Thanks so much for sharing! I have been looking at that particular pattern since I got the magazine, in fact the magazine is sitting by my computer open to the page with the sweater pattern on it. I have been trying to pick out yarn that I think would be "just right"! I am so glad to hear that you had a good experience with the pattern. It really intrigues me for the reason that there is no finishing...I am a bit of a rookie when it comes to seaming.

When you say the collar is wonky...does it not lay down? Or is it too big? Could you give me a few more details??

Thanks again....
Rhonda

Jan in CA
01-10-2008, 09:30 PM
Oh great, now that I stopped getting the magazine they make something I like! :doh:

:teehee:


It's beautiful!

bip
01-11-2008, 02:31 PM
When you say the collar is wonky...does it not lay down? Or is it too big? Could you give me a few more details??


Well, it is kind of big, and it lays straight down the back instead of fanned out across the shoulders. It kind of looks like a hood... I'm not much of a hood or "hoodie" person, so I don't care for it, but I decided not to frog for now. I could probably block it into more of a fan shape!

RMB
01-11-2008, 07:14 PM
Well, it is kind of big, and it lays straight down the back instead of fanned out across the shoulders. It kind of looks like a hood... I'm not much of a hood or "hoodie" person, so I don't care for it, but I decided not to frog for now. I could probably block it into more of a fan shape!


Thanks so much for your response! I do like how the sweater looks so I think I will ahead and give it a try as soon as I get my hands some yarn!!
One more question, what size did you knit? And what size do you normally wear?? (is that rude to ask that!?!? :teehee: ) I have yet to knit a sweater and am just curious....
Congrats on your Raverly news. How flattering to be asked to use your example for the pattern....way to go!!
Thanks again...
Rhonda