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ArtLady1981
02-17-2010, 05:47 PM
Yarn: 30 skeins Elann Peruvian Highland Bulky (http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann.com+Peruvian+Highland+B ulky&Cat=&ProductType=5&Count=1) (54.5 yds per skein x 30 = 1635 yds)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2684/4365515071_2aab4006fb.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4365515561_2f0ee26417.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/4365516293_326818da8b.jpg

This hoodie doesn't fit perfectly yet. I knit it for my Fall-Winter 2010 Sweater Wardrobe.
(I'm losing weight, therefore every sweater I'm currently knitting is in my new size.)

Pattern from this Classic Elite leaflet:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2562/4002652461_ba222b9a30_m.jpg

My Ravelry notes. (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/basic-black-hoodie)

NOTE TO ALL WHO NEED THIS PATTERN:

Andi Clark from Customer Service at Classic Elite Yarns sent a reply to my email about this pattern! Yay! Good news! You can get this leaflet by calling CEY or by letter!

Here is their contact information, as seen on the FAQ page of Classic Elite Yarns (http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/contact_us.php) website:

Mailing address:
Classic Elite Yarns
122 Western Avenue
Lowell, MA 01851-1434
t) 1-978-453-2837
f) 1-978-452-3085


Here is the email sent to me:

Dollyce: Thank you for contacting Classic Elite Yarns. The pattern is still
available and can be purchased by contacting CEY by phone or letter. The
cost is $6.

The sweater looks lovely! I like your choice of yarn, it makes it more
versatile to wear.

Andi Clark
Customer Service

Dimpledapple
02-17-2010, 06:35 PM
Wow!! :inlove: That hoodie is absolutely gorgeous! :notworthy: Seriously, my adoption papers are in the works :teehee:

mks22300
02-17-2010, 09:55 PM
Ooo, very nice!

Belphoebe
02-17-2010, 10:16 PM
So beautifully elegant! I love those closures! Nice work once again! :yay:

StephC42
02-17-2010, 11:24 PM
OMG! That's gorgeous! I can only hope to knit that well some day.

WandaT
02-17-2010, 11:44 PM
Wow ... so classy!! I LOVE the simplicity of this one!

Lighting57
02-18-2010, 12:22 AM
This is very nice. It appears to be knitted somewhat dense and thick. Is this correct? The stitches in the buttonband appear smaller than those in the body. Is it worked separate and then sewn on?

Black is my favorite color next to deep red.I can see me wearing a cardigan like this. Simple, yet chic.

Jan in CA
02-18-2010, 02:12 AM
It's gorgeous! Your work is so beautiful! I have a hard time with black. Just can't see it well enough!

ArtLady1981
02-18-2010, 04:13 AM
This is very nice. It appears to be knitted somewhat dense and thick. Is this correct? The stitches in the buttonband appear smaller than those in the body. Is it worked separate and then sewn on?

Black is my favorite color next to deep red.I can see me wearing a cardigan like this. Simple, yet chic.

The yarn is a bulky weight. The deep "hem" is garter stitch, as are the buttonbands and the deep cuffs. A very easy pattern. No, nothing is worked separately. Everything is "knit in as you go". The hood, of course, is picked up around the neck and knit, after the shoulders are seamed.

Elann Peruvian Highland Bulky (http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann.com+Peruvian+Highland+B ulky&Cat=&ProductType=5&Count=1) yarn is a wonderful yarn, and very affordable! 100% wool and knits so nicely. It isn't plied. It's a single ply, my favorite!

http://www.elann.com/images/image1/y5231570.jpg

I've got a stash in light heather gray:
http://www.elann.com/images/image1/y5231568.jpg

and, Petal:
http://www.elann.com/images/image1/y5231581.jpg

ArtLady1981
02-18-2010, 04:16 AM
It's gorgeous! Your work is so beautiful! I have a hard time with black. Just can't see it well enough!

Yeah, this time I had to really strain to seam this puppy!
I have an OTT light, but I had to move it to within inches of my work!

Black is easier to knit outside, in summertime, in the shade.

etoilechaude
02-18-2010, 04:19 AM
Oh my gosh, I am IN LOVE with that!!!!!! It's amazing :oD

JudyD
02-18-2010, 08:20 AM
Eye-poppin', jaw-droppin' gorgeous! :heart: it!

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Judy

Slim
02-18-2010, 08:22 AM
It's gorgeous! I love the way the closures dress up the simple lines and stand out against the black.

kmaclean
02-18-2010, 10:15 AM
Great work! I'm always so inspired by your posts ... your stitches look so perfect and even! Hopefully someday my work will look like that :)

margz3
02-18-2010, 10:29 AM
That is beautiful! The closures are gorgeous and really make the hoodie look not so "basic"!!

melmac51
02-18-2010, 10:54 AM
Your work is always gorgeous, but I think this is my very favorite one of all! That's truly beautiful!

ArtLady1981
02-18-2010, 01:43 PM
I should add that this Basic Black Hoodie is blocked! :thumbsup:

domiknitrix
02-18-2010, 01:50 PM
As always I bow to your beautiful work. Just gorgeous and stunning!!!
I so want to knit like the Artlady when I grow up!!

etoilechaude
02-18-2010, 03:39 PM
As always I bow to your beautiful work. Just gorgeous and stunning!!!
I so want to knit like the Artlady when I grow up!!
I totally agree ;o)

Debkcs
02-18-2010, 04:38 PM
Once again, Dollyce, you've knitted a masterpiece. It's very beautiful, and I'm sure it'll be perfect for your new svelte figure.

Belphoebe
02-18-2010, 05:18 PM
I keep coming back to this thread to look at that sweater. I think I have found my inspiration again! Woo hoo! I want to knit that sweater! :woot:

Jaxhil
02-18-2010, 10:27 PM
I love it!! gorgeous work, as always :)

Debkcs
02-19-2010, 04:44 AM
I keep coming back to this thread to look at that sweater. I think I have found my inspiration again! Woo hoo! I want to knit that sweater!

Agree completly, do you have any idea if that pattern, or leaflet, is available anywhere Dollyce?

AngelaR
02-19-2010, 10:48 AM
That is GORGEOUS! My goal is to knit that well someday. Wear that with PRIDE!

ArtLady1981
02-20-2010, 02:03 AM
When I added it to the Ravelry patterns database, I looked and looked to see if the leaflet could be purchased anywhere on Earth. I haven't found it. The Classic Elite website is silent about it, not even saying 'out of print'.

I am going to contact them about this. If they have ditched this pattern, I'm going to ask permission to print the pattern here in the thread. Or, at least, to mail the pattern to people who ask.

Will let y'all know what I hear.

ArtLady1981
02-23-2010, 05:38 AM
NOTE TO ALL WHO NEED THIS PATTERN:

Andi Clark from Customer Service at Classic Elite Yarns sent a reply to my email about this pattern! Yay! Good news! You can get this leaflet by calling CEY or by letter!

Here is the email sent to me:

Dollyce: Thank you for contacting Classic Elite Yarns. The pattern is still
available and can be purchased by contacting CEY by phone or letter. The
cost is $6.

The sweater looks lovely! I like your choice of yarn, it makes it more
versatile to wear.

Andi Clark
Customer Service

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Here is their contact information, as seen on the FAQ page of Classic Elite Yarns (http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/contact_us.php) website:

Mailing address:
Classic Elite Yarns
122 Western Avenue
Lowell, MA 01851-1434
t) 1-978-453-2837
f) 1-978-452-3085

It does not appear that the leaflet is available online. You will need to comply with the direction to either call them to place the order via credit card, or mail your request for Classic Elite leaflet #9048 along with $6.

Debkcs
02-25-2010, 06:10 AM
You are totally awesome, Dollyce! I want that pattern so bad I can feel the knitted sweater on me already. They'll get a call after I wake up.

ArtLady1981
02-25-2010, 08:48 PM
I intend to knit another one of these basic hoodies!

NOTE: when you get to the hood, it asks you to knit until the hood is 12" from where you picked up the hood stitches at the neck...then fold the work in half and work a 3-needle bindoff (very neat BTW)!

Here is my cautionary note: at about 10" into the hood...fold the work in half and temporarily clip the top seam together and try the coat/hood on for size!

I knit my hood til the prescribed 12" and I think my hood looks gigantic. I might pull out the 3-needle bindoff, and pull out an inch at a time and try it on each time before re-seaming. I hate hoods that don't fit right, don't you? I feel like this! :roflhard:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4388038975_2fdaffeaf4_o.jpg

bambi
02-26-2010, 10:58 PM
It is just beautiful! The closures you chose are a great addition.

offgridgirl
02-28-2010, 12:14 AM
What a challenging pattern and in black...whewth!!! Very nice and yes I agree the hood should fit and not be overwhelming!!:cheering:
I like the petal color yarn. Very temping to put on my list to do!!:muah:

Ginnyb
03-01-2010, 08:16 PM
Beautiful as always! I have a sweater all done, but I am overwhelmed with the thought of putting it all together! I usually knit top down, with no seams. All I have managed so far are the shoulder seams. Ikeep looking at it and putting it away, I just can't start, just too daunting. Any tips? It is knit in encore.

Ginny

ArtLady1981
03-01-2010, 10:59 PM
You have a sweater all done, but you didn't say what pattern. A top-down? Aren't they usually a one piece thing?

I must confess, I dislike top-down construction. I knit 3 of them in 2008-2009. The SOMETHING RED cardigan. But top-down sweaters have their own issues.

I knit 3 of the SOMETHING RED (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/something-red) cardigans. Two turned out good, one of them turned out too big. The armpits are too long, or far down. You have to keep knitting the increases at the raglan areas...but by the time the increases were done...the sweater was already too long in that area. I didn't know it til I was done with it. Meh. It fits, but not very well. Not like the other two.

I'm used to conventional knitting. You know, the Back, the 2 Fronts, the 2 Sleeves, the collar, the buttonbands. And seaming.

You should post your questions in HOW TO. There isn't anything Suzeeq and Ingrid don't know about knitting sweaters! I'm sure they are masters of knitting top-down.

KNITINRI
03-03-2010, 09:05 AM
That's beautiful!

MerigoldinWA
03-08-2010, 02:41 PM
Another one!! You are so prolific with the big projects. Here I am churning our hats, mittens and baby items and you produce about a equal number of adult coats. :cheering: You are amazing. Classy for sure.