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Arielluria
06-27-2008, 12:04 PM
Anyone interested in Elann's (free pattern) Pinwheel sweater (http://www.elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=138024): Either Adult or Children's size???? I think I'd like to make it.

I posted about color choice here on KH, it seems in looking through Ravelry that people just photograph the backs of them and forget to show us that we need to consider the front as well.

suzeeq
06-27-2008, 12:34 PM
I've made one, so I can help if you need it. What do you want to know about the front?

Arielluria
06-27-2008, 12:44 PM
Just how the colors look in front. Also, often we start projects and then don't like them because we don't consider how they will look on our body type and since I'm busty (working on losing the weight, but I'll still be big upstairs :teehee:) that's my biggest focus to make sure it will lay well on my body. There's nothing worse than spending ALL that time and money on something and then hate it!
:tap:

suzeeq
06-27-2008, 01:06 PM
Then I read the other thread....

I made it all one color and used a lace rib stitch for the edge. It looked okay, (I'm largish on top too, as well as bulky elsewhere) but I didn't like how the shoulders/armholes hung on me, so the yarn was turned into the Flower Petal shawl. I love it, and since I not really a cardi person, I get a lot more use out of that than a sweater.

Karina
06-27-2008, 03:38 PM
I love this pattern, I will have to make one for my two year old daughter. will have to see what yarn I can substitute so I can buy it here instead of waiting for a delivery from the US.

gargoylelib
06-28-2008, 02:30 AM
I made one of these for my dd but she has already outgrown it and
I'd like to make her another one (with plenty of growing room this
time haha). I'll join in with you if you decide to go ahead! :)

Libbie

Karina
06-28-2008, 05:22 PM
Is the yarn used a worsted/aran weight or dk. may have a look in the shops tomorrow for some suitable yarn.

Karina
06-28-2008, 05:31 PM
If you are making this for a bigger child would your just make more rounds before you do the sleeves. I really like the look of the hood on the baby but it would probably not look that big on my two year old daughter, so I was thinking of doing a few more rounds maybe ten before doing the sleeves and then carrying on. What do you think, would it work.

gargoylelib
06-29-2008, 02:14 AM
That is what I'm planning to do for my 3 year old dd. I have this vague
feeling that I read somewhere (who knows where) that you can adjust
the size of the sweater by just knitting more rounds before adding the
sleeves. You can measure as you go and just work in pattern until
the width is right for across the back and shoulders and then put your
sleeves in. :)

I'm going to use a worsted weight yarn that is readily available to
me and just the pattern as a guideline rather than follow it to the
letter....isn't that the way patterns are supposed to be used? :wink:

Libbie :)

Karina
06-29-2008, 02:46 AM
Libbie - I think you are right especially since this is just a circle you just measure as you go. So really you can use any yarn weight you like and just do more and fewer rounds to get the size you want. I will be out shopping for this later today.

suzeeq
06-29-2008, 10:01 AM
If you are making this for a bigger child would your just make more rounds before you do the sleeves. I really like the look of the hood on the baby but it would probably not look that big on my two year old daughter, so I was thinking of doing a few more rounds maybe ten before doing the sleeves and then carrying on. What do you think, would it work.

Yes, that's exactly how you do it for the adult sweater or an older child. Knit until the diameter of the circle is the same as the measurement from shoulder to shoulder, then the sleeves begin.

Secksiebrat
07-14-2008, 10:17 PM
Is anyone else going to knit this? I think I'm going to knit one for myself! I'm not sure what color schemes I'm going to do yet, blues/greens something like that. I plan to get my yarn in the next 2 weeks or so.

Just wondered if anyone else might want to join me :)

~danielle~

merryknitter
01-21-2009, 08:57 AM
I just found this pattern on Ravelry and have started a baby sweater. I think it's the coolest pattern and would LOVE to make one for myself.

Danielle, did you knit one? How did it turn out?

Thanks,
Merry :)

suzeeq
01-21-2009, 10:31 AM
Yeah, after 3-4 attempts at a sweater for my brand new GD, I finally remembered this one. She's on the large size, so this one is versatile in that she'll be able to wear it this spring, next fall and the spring after, I hopw.

MommaG
01-23-2009, 08:39 PM
I bought some yarn today and cast on this afternoon. I am making the smaller size and see how it goes for my daughter. She is three so it should still fit her for a while as she is smaller. I really want to see how it turns out and if I like it make one for myself at some point as well. :cheering:

MommaG
01-26-2009, 01:35 AM
I am done the majority of the sweater already and on the sleeves. It is a really quick and easy knit. I found the loopy bind off to be very time consuming but I got it done. I did hers in three colors, Green, White, and Black. These are the colors of our local Football team in the CFL. I can't wait till I am finished and try it on her.

MommaG
01-27-2009, 11:43 PM
Ok I am done already. It was an easy knit when making the smallest size for my daughter. I will post pics later. What are people doing on the front are you putting a closure or just let it hang. I am thinking I may put a button on the front for my daughters sweater. Just wondering what others are doing or am I the only one knitting this sweater.

suzeeq
01-28-2009, 12:25 AM
I'm making one for a new GD and will probably put a single button on the front somehow.

MommaG
03-01-2009, 11:22 AM
So here is a pic of my daughter in her pinwheel sweater. She loves it.

busyknitmom
03-01-2009, 01:53 PM
That is great - she looks so happy and I really like the sweater. I've been thinking about doing one for my daughter.