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Olha
07-19-2011, 11:28 PM
Hello fellow knitters,

I am new here and this is my first post :)

Sorry, pictures didn't upload for some reason...

auburnchick
07-19-2011, 11:57 PM
Welcome to KH! :waving:

Do you need some assistance in posting pictures? Please let me know if I can help you.

Olha
07-20-2011, 12:00 AM
Thanks! I am uploading picture from my computer using instructions. After I click 'upload', there is a blank window that says 'done' on the bottom. Should I try to upload them from Flikr instead?

Jan in CA
07-20-2011, 12:04 AM
You need a few posts to be able to post pictures. Since you've got a few you should be able to now.

Click the link in my signature to make sure you've resized the photo to an appropriate size or use Flickr and choose a medium size. :thumbsup:

Olha
07-20-2011, 12:37 AM
OK, one more attempt :)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6030/5956920074_934025b1fd.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6023/5956360763_be2c568907.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6145/5956919558_63cb897e96.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6138/5956919592_7db0c45bae.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6139/5956360377_498a220ee4.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/5956360417_fd2927a6c4.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6025/5956919616_b54910da6c.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6021/5956360523_fc59a0d2e2.jpg

Jan in CA
07-20-2011, 01:21 AM
Those are beautiful!! No patterns, huh? Great job on them!

I deleted the posts that didn't work for you. :)

Olha
07-20-2011, 01:37 AM
Thank you! Can I post some more for my little guy in a different thread?

Jan in CA
07-20-2011, 02:40 AM
Thank you! Can I post some more for my little guy in a different thread?

Sure, New topic, new thread. :thumbsup:

salmonmac
07-20-2011, 04:28 AM
Welcome to Knitting Help. What adorable sweaters! Happy to see your beautiful work.

auburnchick
07-20-2011, 09:25 AM
Oh my word! I just love these! You are inspiring me to do some smaller sweaters to work through my fear of these items. I just love the yarn and the designs you used! Lovely job!!

crazykntter83
07-20-2011, 09:53 AM
Wow, you do absolutely amazing work. And even more amazing is the fact that you have done these without a pattern. That is totally awesome!! Good job!!! :)

nonny2t
07-20-2011, 12:23 PM
Very very cute

Danisty
07-20-2011, 05:46 PM
These should be patterns. They are awesome!

dreamsherl
07-20-2011, 06:34 PM
Lovely sweaters. What yarns did you use?

Olha
07-20-2011, 09:42 PM
What yarns did you use?

Ok, here comes my confession... most of the time it's called 100% unknown fiber :) (Am I already banned from this forum? :) ) And explanation -- I usually buy yarn, ahem, from Walmart in 1 pound bags that have this unappetizing name 'factory mill ends'. BUT I do go around and see if they have the same yarn on the shelf, so some of it is "known". Two of them are acrylics from Bernat, the dress is some Bernat cotton, but the rest are still mysterious. I just try to feel it and if I like it, I buy it. As you can see, it is possible to make three sweaters from one bag of yarn, not bad for $2.5 dollars a piece :)

Another reason -- I am still learning and don't want to be investing too much or run out of yarn. Yet another reason -- some of those sweaters have a 6 month wear and tear from very active 4 and 2 year old kids -- can you see it in the picture? I hand wash them except the cotton dress that is OK for a washer. So, it works :)

Funny story -- I made this unfortunate v-neck for my 2 year old boy. First, when I was making it, that 'mill ends' suddenly changed colour :) However, it looks like 'design' and -- I swear -- I had just the right amount of yarn in this one skein to make it look so. Secondly, it accidentally got into laundry and I was thinking to post it as a warning if someone would ask about machine washing :)

Well, since I mentioned it, here it is :)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6130/5959812442_6c37a58806.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6021/5959812476_9c018aa58d.jpg

Olha
07-20-2011, 09:57 PM
"These should be patterns"


Well, I don't mind sharing... the only thing I can explain it in different terms... like a process that you control yourself. And you can make them any size that fits... I actually make kids try 'work in progress' before finishing. And there are some tricks like always knitting sleeves from top down by picking up stitches of the armhole, so I always know it will fit the opening and be the right length. Oh, and recently I crochet pieces together -- for some reason I hate sewing it together. It looks really neat on the wrong side. And on the right side it's flat and there is no 'gap' in the seam and those "double stitches' nicely fill the edge stitches so there are no holes.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6015/5956919668_acc315bcbb.jpg

Jan in CA
07-20-2011, 10:07 PM
You're amazing!

Olha
07-20-2011, 10:22 PM
:aww: I hope this smiley face means 'blushing' :)

Danisty
07-20-2011, 10:32 PM
These really are some great designs, both this thread and the other one. I would make some of these as adult sweaters honestly.

nannaknits
07-20-2011, 10:37 PM
I am totally amazed. You do fantastic work. Such nice sweaters.:heart:

Breezed
07-21-2011, 02:27 PM
Just beautiful. I really love the first one and the diamond patterned sweater. You do great work without patterns. I couldn't knit a sweater with one!!

Jaxhil
07-21-2011, 08:44 PM
Everything looks so beautiful! I really love the red-gold sweater, it's just gorgeous!

ArtLady1981
07-29-2011, 06:00 PM
Once again...PERFECTION! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful creations with us!!!

MerigoldinWA
07-31-2011, 02:37 PM
First... Your mother must be so proud of you. As a knitter herself I'm sure she is thrilled to see you making so many nice things. She taught you over the phone? You must both be very talented to accomplish that.

Good job with your designs. Most of us learn to work from patterns but I think it is very special to start off as you have and just be able to make things. I sure wouldn't call you a newbie if you can do these on your own. :thumbsup:

You're doing great, keep going.

TEMA
02-02-2012, 11:27 PM
Hi... just saw these sweaters and I love them.
The beautiful first sweater is my favourite... just love the colour, the design... everything... and it looks so comfy too.
Love the others a well... but this one stopped my eye... :)
Beautiful.
TEMA:thumbsup:

MoniDew
02-08-2012, 12:34 PM
Wow, you do absolutely amazing work. And even more amazing is the fact that you have done these without a pattern. That is totally awesome!! Good job!!! :)

:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

you're my hero! fabulous work!

Lighting57
02-08-2012, 04:59 PM
Olha, your sweaters are lovely, darling too.
You do great work.
Can you state how to make the stitch pattern shown in the off white sweater? It looks similar to a K1, P1, but it isn't, is it?
Very nice all around.

Olha
02-08-2012, 07:35 PM
[QUOTE=Lighting57;1341865 Can you state how to make the stitch pattern shown in the off white sweater?[/QUOTE]

Thanks. The pattern stitch is very simple (multiple of three) -- sl1, yo, k2tog. It will start showing on row 5-6, so stick to it until you see the lacy kind of pattern.

Lighting57
02-09-2012, 04:52 PM
Thanks for the stitch pattern.
Now I need something to practice it on.
It should work well for a cap don't you think?

Olha
02-09-2012, 08:14 PM
I don't know how it will work in a round, I kind of suspect it won't because 'on the way back' you grab the yo and a slipped stitch to make k2tog. I would suggest a scarf. I have one and it looks nice.

ABC's Mom
02-09-2012, 09:36 PM
Do you have the pattern for the white cardigan?
I really like the sweaters and would love to have the pattern for the white one. My niece just had another girl and that would be a great sweater to make for her and her sister.

AngelaR
02-10-2012, 09:48 AM
Those are beautiful! No patterns? OK, I need to cry. I don't have the imagination to be able to "knit by ear" as it were. How wonderful that you can do something like that and have such beauty come off your needles.

Olha
02-11-2012, 04:09 PM
Do you have the pattern for the white cardigan?

Sorry, I didn't write it down :( And it all honesty I would modify it a bit so that it's not so wide. It had some neat ideas, like casiting on 90 st and decreasing to 60 and increasing agian to 90 cause both are multiple of 2 and 3. Or doing increases two stitches at a time on the alternate sides of a raglan seam... or no need for a button band and button holes (although it's a matter of taste).

Maybe it will try to recreate it in a more worthy yarn and see if it's pattern worthy.

Olha
02-11-2012, 04:25 PM
I don't have the imagination to be able to "knit by ear" as it were.

Thank you! I was going to say something encouraging along the line that I believe everyone can or at least wants to knit by ear. But I know that it takes lots of time and failed attempts and not everyone is happy with this fact. That's why I am working on something different, a new way to approach patterns that combines your creative freedom with a written pattern that will describe the garment that you put together yourself.

GrumpyGramma
02-11-2012, 05:32 PM
Thank you! I was going to say something encouraging along the line that I believe everyone can or at least wants to knit by ear. But I know that it takes lots of time and failed attempts and not everyone is happy with this fact. That's why I am working on something different, a new way to approach patterns that combines your creative freedom with a written pattern that will describe the garment that you put together yourself.
:)
The best of both....I like that. In that regard, we're kindred spirits.
:)