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kemp
11-18-2005, 11:35 AM
I know some people aren't very fond of chunky knits. but I'm telling ya, if you need a quick knit this is it! It took about 5 shours total including sewing up the sleeves/pits. It's pretty boring, but I just wanted a nice comfy, baggy sweater for basic wear. And its soooooooo soft!

Ingrid
11-18-2005, 11:38 AM
That's nice! What yarn did you use? I think that makes all the difference.

susies1955
11-18-2005, 11:38 AM
It looks gorgeous to me. :) Would you happen to have a close up shot??????????????
Love it,
Susie

hedgehog
11-18-2005, 11:41 AM
Kemp, it's gorgeous! And it looks great on you!

You're fast becoming my idol! ;)

-hh

kemp
11-18-2005, 11:51 AM
Here it is closer for you, Suze :)

It is a no name yarn (100% wool) that I bought in Italy. I think as far as gauge it would be similar to Blue Sky Alpaca chunky or Rowan Biggy...but I don't know how those would drape compared to this.

susies1955
11-18-2005, 11:53 AM
Thanks, great photos. I didn't think I would ever like a chunky sweater but I sure love that one. :)
Great job,
Susie

kemp
11-18-2005, 11:53 AM
Kemp, it's gorgeous! And it looks great on you!

You're fast becoming my idol! ;)

-hh

:blush: Thanks HH! I don't know if I've ever been someone's idol before :roflhard: :roflhard:

How is the DNA scarf coming? It looks like such a cool pattern.

Jan in CA
11-18-2005, 12:12 PM
I love big ol' comfy sweaters, too. It's beautiful!

Ingrid
11-18-2005, 12:13 PM
I don't have any immediate plans to be in Italy soon (read that EVER), but when I see beautiful yarn and don't know what to make with it--I will definitely keep this in mind. I'd love to do a quick knit one of these days.

KnittinKitten
11-18-2005, 12:15 PM
I can't believe it's done already! We saw only the sleeves and a little of the body yesterday. Whoa, Nelly!

It is GORGEOUS.

:XX:

kemp
11-18-2005, 12:16 PM
I know, I can't believe it either! It was so fast!

kitkat
11-18-2005, 12:27 PM
Oh its cute! What pattern did you use?

kemp
11-18-2005, 12:35 PM
No pattern...just used a method (raglan???) I learned making "tempting" from knitty. I wasn't going to write it up, but if you really want it I could. The basic idea is you knit in the round up to arm pit level, BO stitches at either side for the sleeves, then knit the sleeves and add them to the body where the BO's are then knit all the way around to join and decrease a few times until you get to the top.

rebecca
11-18-2005, 01:20 PM
Cheryl...u need to write up the pattern! I love, love it...the colors are yummy...as i imagine most all things are in Italy ;)

kemp
11-18-2005, 02:26 PM
Yes...everything in Italy WAS YUMMY!!! :roflhard: :roflhard:

KellyK
11-18-2005, 03:22 PM
YUMMY, Kempy!!





Ive always wanted something Italian named Paolo....did ya bring hoem any of those?? :eyebrow:

Ingrid
11-18-2005, 03:23 PM
:roflhard: Oh Al. . . . .come look what Kelley wrote!!!

hedgehog
11-18-2005, 03:36 PM
:blush: Thanks HH! I don't know if I've ever been someone's idol before :roflhard: :roflhard:

You have been simply cranking out some truly beautiful stuff lately. Efficient AND highly-skilled - it's what we're all dreaming of being! :thumbsup: :roflhard: And HOW many patterns have you designed?? I doubt i'm the only one who's duly impressed!! :)

How is the DNA scarf coming? It looks like such a cool pattern.

It's coming along VERY S-L-O-W-L-Y. With the semester ending i have mountains to grade and i have very little time to knit... Waaahhhh!!! :crying:

-hh

benniesma
11-18-2005, 03:42 PM
That sweater looks so soft and cozy!

kemp
11-18-2005, 03:54 PM
You're too sweet HH! It is very soft and cozy.

KK---Paolo wouldn't fit in my suitcase :(

I don't know about the design stuff...I do make things up, but they are usually very simple...stuff anyone could do if they just wrote it down as they went.

amy
11-18-2005, 04:12 PM
Nice Kemp! nice colors!

kitkat
11-18-2005, 04:12 PM
I need to develop that (spelling errors follow) j'eune sais quois attitude - take a pattern, and then ADAPT it to your yarn, your needles, your look. I would never have thought of taking Tempting to the level you did - bigger yarn, sleeves, etc., yet look how nice and effective it is!

Hoping this will develop with experience - I got there with Quilting pretty quickly, hope that with knitting i will be able to go off the beaten pattern and soon!

liznwillow
11-18-2005, 07:56 PM
LOVE the sweater... YES, please write it up!! I would love to do a sweater in that amount of time!

dustinac
11-18-2005, 08:43 PM
I love the sweater and the colors are wonderful :thumbsup:

usamacka
11-20-2005, 04:36 PM
THAT SWEATER IS GORGEOUS! Where in ITALY did you go? I bought yarn there this summer also.

itscryttle
11-20-2005, 08:23 PM
holy cow that took you 5 hours!! Thats amazing! And its BEAUTIFUL!!! :thumbsup:

kemp
11-21-2005, 09:00 AM
THAT SWEATER IS GORGEOUS! Where in ITALY did you go? I bought yarn there this summer also.

We started in Rome and ended up in Milan with all the usual stops in between. The yarn though, I got in Florence. The store was amazing!

KellyK
11-21-2005, 09:14 AM
KK---Paolo wouldn't fit in my suitcase :(
Im going to have to ask you to re-consider your luggage next time you travel. OR...just get him his own ticket! He can sit next to you on the plane and hold your yarn purchases! I cant imagine my yarn all alone and scared under the plane in cartage!! :(

Ellen Edwards
11-21-2005, 04:04 PM
How great to have such a lovely reminder of Italy! The yarn really looks like precious jewels strung together--I love both the sweater and the yarn. And I wish I had your figure! Must be the Golf?? ;)