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SandsLVT
07-18-2011, 03:38 AM
Here is my first try making a sweater. I'm very pleased with how this looks! The yarn I used was Berroco Palace 50/50 Merino/Silk blend and it was a dream to work with! So beautiful. Pictured is my awesome friend Stacie, who I made the sweater for. Like many others, I hand stitched a zipper into the front.

I made the size 37 for her and it fits her great! She was very excited to receive it and it planning on wearing it on her honeymoon to Alaska!

Happy Stacie!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Kblq58tQ9hg/TiPW4UJPKzI/AAAAAAAADvg/uUJabkAIZMI/s640/DSC01869.JPG


Back view:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-juLkNpDrpqk/TiPW55gtWTI/AAAAAAAADvk/F-k6chPko3Q/s640/DSC01870.JPG

Note: When I was reading the pattern, I misread the order of the middle cable pattern and accidentally reversed them! I didn't realize it until I was nearly finished with the back, so I left it. I kind of like the change!

Thanks for looking and as always, the inspiration! This board is great.:cheering:

salmonmac
07-18-2011, 05:55 AM
Your firsts are spectacular. Another lovely job on a beautiful sweater. Congrats and many more successful projects!

auburnchick
07-18-2011, 09:00 AM
Oh my goodness! I just love this, and so does your friend, from that smile on her face!

The sweater will be perfect for Alaska. I just got home from cruising there, and the weather was a cool 50 degrees.

Lovely job!!

Jan in CA
07-18-2011, 12:23 PM
That is beautiful!! If you don't tell anyone they'll never know the cable was reversed. It looks great!

aprilbetty
07-18-2011, 01:43 PM
I love that pattern! And I simply cannot believe that it is your first sweater! Your knitting is great. I have been thinking about buying that pattern for some time now, and I think, now, that I must get it!

dreamsherl
07-20-2011, 06:47 PM
Your hoodie look great. I made one for my daughter and she loves hers also. Welcome to the Central Park Hoodie Club. :woohoo:

Breezed
07-21-2011, 02:29 PM
That's a very pretty sweater and I love the color. Good job.

Jaxhil
07-21-2011, 08:42 PM
Wow, you did a really good job on this-excellent work! It looks beautiful on you too. I've been wanting to make this for ages but I'm very intimidated by all those cables and the zipper, lol!.. I even have the yarn, sigh...hopefully I'll get my nerve up eventually!

ArtLady1981
07-29-2011, 06:01 PM
I love the CPH! You also chose a wonderful color! Yes, I like the zipper in a CPH, too!

MerigoldinWA
07-31-2011, 02:41 PM
Wonderful job and with this as a first project it looks like you have a great future as a knitter. Your friend looks very happy with her sweater and it will be perfect for Alaska.

Ronda
08-04-2011, 06:43 AM
:cheering: :woot: First sweater?! Beautiful. You're inspiring.

fatoldladyinpjs
08-04-2011, 08:49 AM
I like how the ribbing on the bottom just flows into the cable! Just beautiful. Great job!

lulubell
08-08-2011, 12:12 AM
Wonderful project. I think you did the right thing reversing the cables on one side, I did as well, I think it is more balanced that way. Well done you!!