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KnittingNat
03-13-2009, 08:49 AM
A quick project i knitted so I could wear it to a friend's wedding this past Wednesday. It was pretty fast knit and a good stashbuster.

Pattern: 0-405 Drops Shoulder Warmer (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/0-405-shoulder-warmer-in-karisma-and-vivaldi). I had a few problems with it. First of all, the first row of the charts should've been the last and i received an e-mail from Drops saying they're going to correct the pattern. Another thing I noticed while being through half the knitting - the charts are reversed - chart 1 should be chart 3 and vice versa. In the pattern picture you can see the double cable near the center of the back and on mine it's near the armhole rib band. I generally don't mind, except for the part of the folding behind the arm - the double cable makes it a bit bulky. But i still like it, it looks fashionable and up to date and still classy!
Drops generally have beautiful patterns, but the translation from Norwegian makes them very awkward and they also are relying on the knitter to make all the calculations. For example, instead of saying "k1, (k7, ssk) 3 times, (k7, k2tog)3 times, k1" they'll write "dec 6 sts evenly spaced". In this particular pattern it wasn't difficult, but on the bags and the dresses it's more tricky. Luckily, on the pattern pages on their website there's a little button called "knitting help", containing all the comments people made on the pattern and all the questions they've asked and all the answers from fellow knitters and the design team. So it helps:thumbsup:

Yarn: KP WOTA (http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/knit-picks-wool-of-the-andes) in worsted weight, color Fairy Tale, 3.5 skeins.
Needles: 5.5mm and 6.0mm.

Hope you like it:hug:

GirlChris
03-13-2009, 10:46 AM
very nice, I love the bright color.

mhansen
03-13-2009, 11:03 AM
Beautiful!! I like the color.

Jan in CA
03-13-2009, 11:04 AM
That's beautiful, Nat! I bet you got a lot of compliments on it!

ritaw
03-13-2009, 02:34 PM
Very pretty ! I like the colour and it looks lovely on you Nat:)

MerigoldinWA
03-13-2009, 05:12 PM
Wow, looks very nice! It's a wonder you figured it out with all the screw ups on the pattern. It was good of you to report the problems so they can straighten them out.

KnittingNat
03-13-2009, 07:43 PM
Thank you, everyone:muah:

That's beautiful, Nat! I bet you got a lot of compliments on it!

Actually - not. I only got compliments from my family. We didn't know anyone at the wedding, except for the groom himself and there were too many half naked tall and skinny girls (the bride's friends) to notice my hand-knitted shoulder warmer. Oh, well:teehee:

ArtLady1981
03-13-2009, 09:38 PM
LOVE IT! :heart::heart::heart:

mks22300
03-13-2009, 09:43 PM
Beautiful and that is such a pretty color!

Slim
03-14-2009, 02:27 PM
Very cute, and what a great color! Nice work.

Skater
03-14-2009, 03:28 PM
Love it! :heart: It's beautiful!

momwolf
03-15-2009, 01:44 AM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_5_105.gif

Debkcs
03-15-2009, 03:25 AM
I think it's very pretty, and that you are a genius for figuring out a Drops pattern :yay: , their patterns are as complicated as their language and their men.

WandaT
03-16-2009, 08:52 AM
Well it turned out beautiful in spite of the pattern!!

margz3
03-16-2009, 09:49 AM
Very nice! I wouldn't know that there were problems with the pattern to see it on you :)

dustinac
03-16-2009, 09:57 AM
Very pretty, I love the color! Great job :yay: