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Slim
05-27-2008, 07:10 PM
This is my first "real" sweater, and finally something for me! I couldn't seem to get the fit right, and frogged it so many times I thought I'd never finish. It's not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it. It's Wendy Barnard's Something (http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/2006/02/if_someone_aske.html) Red in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino aran.

Knitting_Guy
05-27-2008, 07:26 PM
Looks great to me! :thumbsup:

threesmom
05-27-2008, 07:31 PM
It looks great! :yay: I'm inspired to make it now. Thanks for posting.

Doublereeder2
05-27-2008, 07:49 PM
It looks great!!! Good job!

shan
05-27-2008, 08:21 PM
Beautiful!
It suits you so well.

sue in canada
05-27-2008, 08:44 PM
It looks great.

bambi
05-27-2008, 09:34 PM
Beautiful job!

Bambi

GirlChris
05-27-2008, 11:09 PM
beautiful

MerigoldinWA
05-27-2008, 11:42 PM
Looks very classic, and the red is perfect.

dustinac
05-27-2008, 11:42 PM
:yay: Great job!! It's very pretty :inlove:

Knit4Fun
05-28-2008, 07:34 AM
How beautiful!!! It looks like it fits perfectly and it is such a classic pattern - good work! :muah:

cdjack
05-28-2008, 10:04 AM
I've been eying that pattern for awhile now. Great Job!

scout52
05-28-2008, 01:32 PM
It looks great and the color is perfect against your skin. love it.

GinnyG
05-28-2008, 01:35 PM
It does look GREAT, very nice job!

Cynamar
05-28-2008, 01:37 PM
I really, reeeeeeeally like it! Awesome!!!

rosefields
05-28-2008, 08:25 PM
Looks great! :inlove: I have that pattern faved in ravelry and I was thinking about making it with Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran...thanks!:cheering:

LovelyLinda
05-29-2008, 07:09 AM
:clink: I think it looks fantastic.

I'm currently in the same boat with the sweater I'm trying to knit. I knit a bit, frog a bit and knit a bit more. Its a bit discouraging.

Your FO gives me hope.

Slim
05-29-2008, 07:22 AM
I have that pattern faved in ravelry and I was thinking about making it with Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran...thanks!:cheering:
I love cashmerino, and it knit up beautifully in this pattern. I got perfect gauge with my size 7 Options. It's even softer after blocking. But it's a little bit too warm now in Texas for a sweater of this weight. I'll have to wait for autumn.

Slim
05-29-2008, 07:25 AM
I'm currently in the same boat with the sweater I'm trying to knit. I knit a bit, frog a bit and knit a bit more. Its a bit discouraging.

Your FO gives me hope.

It is discouraging, isn't it? Sometimes it seems like a step forward and two back. But now I'm so glad I kept reworking it until I got it right (or at least to my satisfaction.) Hope yours turns out well.

Jaxhil
05-29-2008, 08:57 AM
I love it!! Perfect for our Texas weather-and red, my favorite color! Great job :thumbsup:

btw, I knit my DMom a headband with this yarn-loooove it!

momwolf
05-29-2008, 09:29 AM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_17_1.gif Looks beautiful on you

LovelyLinda
05-29-2008, 01:17 PM
It is discouraging, isn't it? Sometimes it seems like a step forward and two back. But now I'm so glad I kept reworking it until I got it right (or at least to my satisfaction.) Hope yours turns out well.

Thanks. I sometimes wonder if some projects are worth it. I'm not really sure why I'm having so much problems.

Anyway, I'm really glad it was worth if for you to stick it out.

Take care,

Linda

SandraS
05-29-2008, 01:22 PM
I made this sweater last year and it turned out huge! I think I went wrong somewhere around the sleeves and went too far. The directions were not very clear, or at least not to me, but I want to give it another go pretty soon. What problem did you have in getting it to fit? It looks amazing on you. Glad you didn't give up on it!

Dangles
05-29-2008, 09:09 PM
:thumbsup: Looks good, good job

Slim
05-29-2008, 10:34 PM
What problem did you have in getting it to fit? It looks amazing on you. Glad you didn't give up on it!
I know what you mean about going too far with the raglan increases -- that was my first mistake. I wan't getting the row gauge right, and so ended up with too many increases and too many stitches in both the arms & body. I tried working a few decreases, but didn't like the way that looked, so I frogged back and worked that part again. Then I was unhappy with the collar/button band. I finished it, then decided it was too "puckery" so I frogged it and picked up about 20 more stitches than before. That part worked out pretty well, but I ended up frogging it twice more to rework first the collar and then the buttonhole. I think it's still a little too baggy under the arms, and maybe next time I'll get that part right. All that said, I love this sweater! I hope when you try it again it works out better for you.

Luvmyrottnboy
06-04-2008, 02:37 PM
Your sweater is beautiful! I have that pattern and yours is inspiring me to get to it...maybe in a nice cotton like King Tut for the summer.

I always have the baggy underarm syndrome with top downs. Finally I decided to ignore the directions and just knit the raglan increases to 8". If I need more stitches for the body, I just cast some on when I separate the sleeves. I may also increase a few after that depending. So far this has worked out great for me.

Again, great job!

Slim
06-04-2008, 06:08 PM
Your sweater is beautiful! I have that pattern and yours is inspiring me to get to it...maybe in a nice cotton like King Tut for the summer.

I always have the baggy underarm syndrome with top downs. Finally I decided to ignore the directions and just knit the raglan increases to 8". If I need more stitches for the body, I just cast some on when I separate the sleeves. I may also increase a few after that depending. So far this has worked out great for me.

Again, great job!

Thank you! That's a good idea about the raglan increases -- I'll try it next time.

I'd like to make another one in cotton, and I saw some King Tut on Little Knits the other day. I've never used it -- is it nice?

ArtLady1981
06-05-2008, 09:36 PM
You look DIVINE! And what a great fit! It's perfect and inspiring!

Hygiene Mama
06-07-2008, 06:44 AM
That's very pretty! Good Job, it looks very nice on you!:cheering:

Skater
06-08-2008, 11:29 PM
Why, it looks wonderful!
I love the color and it fits well. I think it's great.

WandaT
06-10-2008, 06:45 AM
Wow! It's perfect!!! You'll get so much use from such a classic piece. Great job!

Tutu Carol
06-10-2008, 04:22 PM
Very very nice! Good knitting!