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HamaLee
09-30-2007, 03:47 PM
And it's wearable, hooray!
This is Viveka from Knitty. Very simple, shapeless sweater...no stress for my first. The fit is fine, but boy that's a serious V-neck. No matter cuz it's itchy as all hell so I'll have to wear a tank under it regardless. Sizes on this sweater run quite large. I made a medium, and I haven't seen a medium-sized anything on my body since high school.

The sleeves are too long though, I think I'm gonna unseam and unravel them an inch or so. After that--any advice on how to re-attach them? Right now they're a wee bit tight from pulling the thread. I might also crochet a few more rounds on the neckline so it doesn't roll.

After that, I will definitely wear this! It'll be a nice winter jacket. :thumbsup:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1395/1463910949_d66b43792e.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1205/1464767618_af92fd6485.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1379/1464766918_569d264100.jpg

suzeeq
09-30-2007, 04:36 PM
Good work! You could cut off the CO on the sleeves and undo a few inches, then BO.

HamaLee
09-30-2007, 04:44 PM
Good work! You could cut off the CO on the sleeves and undo a few inches, then BO.

Yeah, that might be an easier solution. But I've to re-seam the sleeves anyhow. I think I pulled the yarn too tight while seaming and now it squishes my bicep.

chrislt8
09-30-2007, 04:48 PM
Very nice! Great job on your first sweater!!!:thumbsup:

nonny2t
09-30-2007, 05:01 PM
It looks absolutely terrific.

ah
09-30-2007, 06:51 PM
Looks great for a first sweater! I've only done kids' clothing so far. I am impressed by your taking the plunge.

Mama Bear
09-30-2007, 06:57 PM
Great job!

If you crochet around the neckline, I find a slip stitch all around after the last row helps stabalize and give a nice finishing edge.

Mama Bear

HamaLee
09-30-2007, 10:09 PM
I fixed it! Here are a few new pix:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1319/1466013676_913fb0f04b.jpg

Better sleeve length, I frogged about an inch at the top of the sleeve and re-seamed it.

Here's a close up of the neckline:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1068/1465158073_88d22eba34.jpg

I know very very very little crochet, so I did what I knew. So I just went around the neck another 3 rounds and did a picot bind off. It's thick but it lays flay nicely and closes up the v-neck a bit.

I'm so proud:woot:. Now if only I can desensitize myself to the fabric. Galway is ITCHY!

rorygilmore
09-30-2007, 10:36 PM
I love it! You really did an awesome job!:cheering:

Jan in CA
09-30-2007, 11:00 PM
Gorgeous!

callmesusan
09-30-2007, 11:37 PM
Cute, cute sweater! :woot:I love the colors and what a great patter. It looks great on you! Cheers.

Shandeh
10-01-2007, 12:17 AM
What a great first sweater! :thumbsup:

Songbirdy
10-01-2007, 12:40 AM
:yay::yay::yay:

Bravo! I think it turned out really well and kudo's to tinking around with it to get it right! That's :thumbsup:

ritaw
10-01-2007, 03:01 AM
I think it looks great!
I like the colour too.

nonny2t
10-01-2007, 05:42 AM
Great idea with the neckline. It looks great!

KnittingNat
10-01-2007, 06:12 AM
I love it! Looks great on you :thumbsup:

Slim
10-01-2007, 07:39 AM
Much better after the fix. What a cute sweater. It fits you well, and I love the colors you chose. Sorry it's so itchy -- maybe it will soften up after a few washes.

dustinac
10-01-2007, 08:48 AM
:happydance:Looks wonderful!!! I still have to finish a sweater for myself...maybe this year I will :teehee:

dmknits
10-01-2007, 01:15 PM
I really like it. You did a great job!

roseybee
10-01-2007, 01:32 PM
That's a great sweater. The crocheted neckline really adds a lot to the finished look. I love the pattern and the colors.

astonh
10-01-2007, 01:33 PM
extra long sleeves or not, I think you did a GLORIOUS job!! WTG!!:yay:

Buckster
10-01-2007, 01:47 PM
:woot:How pretty!!

merryknitter
10-01-2007, 11:38 PM
Very pretty...you did a great job! Love the v-neck...looks really nice! What are you knitting next?

AnotherBecca
10-02-2007, 03:33 AM
Great job! And great job problem-solving those sleeves! I would've thrown it in my drawer and waited until I befriended someone with really long arms!

HamaLee
10-02-2007, 09:03 AM
Very pretty...you did a great job! Love the v-neck...looks really nice! What are you knitting next?

Next??? You mean I'm not supposed to be in the middle of 30 projects at once??? :teehee:

Seriously though: I'm finishing up some Baudelaire socks for my Nana's birthday, and the "Woodins" toy from Knitty for my brother's birthday...then I'm gonna start a longterm sweater for my Nana (maybe for mother's day) and then I'm going to buy yarn and start knitting a bajillion pairs of Fiber Trend felt clogs for xmas. Oh yeah--and I started teaching my roommate how to knit socks last night :mrgreen:

Great job! And great job problem-solving those sleeves! I would've thrown it in my drawer and waited until I befriended someone with really long arms!

I know! That's why I knew I had to fix it RIGHT THEN, or I'd never ever get it done. I'm definitely a half-project, single sock syndrome type of person.

Thanks everyone! :muah:

SherKnit
10-02-2007, 12:51 PM
I LOVE IT!!! Great job!

Gotta knit one for myself! Going to knitty right now!!!

DQ
10-02-2007, 01:11 PM
That's your first sweater?? Wow! :yay:

Gspice
10-02-2007, 02:06 PM
You did a great job.:inlove: Hopefully one day I will move up to where you are on my knitting.

Mayday
10-02-2007, 04:31 PM
WOW!

I've yet to take the plunge into knitting a sweater for myself. was it scary?

Your first picture i thought the sweater was great, but after the fixes...Holy cow!

great job:cheering:

Mayday

HamaLee
10-03-2007, 02:48 PM
WOW!

I've yet to take the plunge into knitting a sweater for myself. was it scary?

Mayday

Not scary at all, just miles of stockinette! There are plenty of simple patterns out there. Really, if you can knit and purl...you can make a sweater. :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
10-03-2007, 05:44 PM
Hi'ya HamaLee! :waving: I think it is wonderful! I like the long sleeves. Long sleeves are "in" right now anyway!

But, if you don't like them, or the fit...it is worth it to undo what you have to...and re-knit! I would, and I have. Many times. :pout:

mare-nitt
10-03-2007, 06:17 PM
I like the way you finished off the v neck.