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kraafe22
10-05-2007, 06:16 PM
I'm almost there! :woot: So, I got IK for the first time in August and I loved the Dickinson Pullover. My mom thought it was beautiful so I decided to make it for her for a Christmas gift.

I am so happy with it, and so proud of myself because its only the second sweater I've done. And the first was pretty easy as it was cropped and done in the round (Very Cropped Top Hoodie) Anyways, I'm done with the front, back, and sleeves so now all I have to do is seam the shoulders, add the collar, seam the sides and sleeves and I'm done! :) Here it is (I hope these pictures work!)

rosefields
10-05-2007, 06:45 PM
WOW! That is beautiful! :inlove:

Great job so far!

Sknitter56
10-05-2007, 07:23 PM
I LOVE that sweater and it's not even put together yet! I can't wait to see what it looks like all put together. I've gotten away from knitting sweaters, but with the cooler weather on the way, I might just have to start one. Great job!

dustinac
10-05-2007, 07:26 PM
:passedout: beautiful!!! I can't wait to see it all put together...:woot:

momwolf
10-05-2007, 07:35 PM
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Jan in CA
10-05-2007, 07:43 PM
:passedout: Indeed.... stunning!

kraafe22
10-05-2007, 08:29 PM
Thanks you guys :) I'll be getting some of the seams done tonight during the Red Sox game (Go Sox!!!) I'll have to take some more pics when its all done

mdog182
10-05-2007, 08:48 PM
that is absolutely gorgeous! can't wait to see it all seamed up, be sure to post pics! i'm sure your mom will be absolutely thrilled to receive the sweater...in my experience, mom's are the best receivers of knitted gifts.

dip's mom
10-05-2007, 09:13 PM
that is beautiful. I was thinking of doing it at some point. Did you fine it difficult?

dagny
10-05-2007, 09:39 PM
Magnificent! Please post again when you have it all seamed up. It's so pretty.

kraafe22
10-05-2007, 09:43 PM
When I first looked at it I thought it was going to take forever and be pretty hard, but it was alot easier than I thought. I found that halfway through the center cable pattern repeats I pretty much "got it". You really just get into the repetition of the pattern and don't have to look at the chart as often as you'd think.

It also didn't take as long as I thought. I think I started it in August and I'm almost done. I did a full time internship in August and started school at the beginning of September! Now that I think of it, I don't know how I've managed working on this plus all my school work! :noway:

Anyways, I definitely think you should make one! It really is a beautiful pattern

jeanius80
10-05-2007, 10:27 PM
that is such a beautiful sweater!

Julie
10-05-2007, 10:38 PM
I :heart: :heart: :heart: that pattern...and yours is absolutely gorgeous. Now I want to make it even more! :)

Seriously...:inlove: ...way to go!

Mariblue
10-05-2007, 11:30 PM
That is stunning! I look forward to seeing the pictures when it's all put together. What a special present for your mom. :cheering:

soobeeoz
10-06-2007, 03:07 AM
It's looking beautiful. :woohoo:

Debkcs
10-06-2007, 03:10 AM
What a lucky Mom you have, the sweater is beautiful!

nonny2t
10-06-2007, 06:21 AM
It is going to be just gorgeous!!!

nannaknits
10-06-2007, 06:58 AM
WOW! That's pretty. Nice color too.:thumbsup:

Brandilyne
10-06-2007, 07:31 AM
WOW :inlove: It looks really beautiful! Such fantastic work! What a wonderful gift! I can't wait to see the finished product so take lots of pics :mrgreen:

blueeyes28
10-06-2007, 06:39 PM
I am going to make that for myself as soon as I finish my christmas knitting!!Thanks for the inspiration yours looks great.

kraafe22
10-08-2007, 05:03 PM
:woot: It's done!!! I really love how it came out, and it fits my mom perfectly so I'm very glad about that (now she just has to wait for Christmas to wear it haha)

Anyways, here are some pics of the finished Dickinson Pullover - the front, back, close up of the neckband and one of the shoulder seams...

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Karrying Kolor
10-08-2007, 05:13 PM
FABULOUS WORK!! :notworthy:

KnittingNat
10-08-2007, 05:14 PM
It's absolutely beautiful! I love the cables :heart::heart::heart:! What a wonderful work:thumbsup:

MaleKnitter
10-08-2007, 05:14 PM
WOW, that is amazing, I have that pattern and i didnt like it so much in the magazine, but yours looks SOO much better, I think that my mother would LOVE that, i might just have to make it after all, THANK YOU FOR SHARING- not just the picture, but the inspiration

Knitting_Guy
10-08-2007, 05:16 PM
You do superb work. It looks fantastic.

Indygirl
10-08-2007, 05:19 PM
Very, Very nice! I'll bet your Mom will love it.:cheering::cheering::cheering:

kraafe22
10-08-2007, 06:02 PM
MaleKnitter - It wasn't my favorite at first either, but she loved it so I decided to make it as a gift and now I love it - I might even make myself one now (if I can find the time!)

I really enjoyed knitting it too because it wasn't just the same thing back and forth, but the pattern repeats make it so that you don't have to keep reading the pattern/chart because after a while you just know what comes next

Jan in CA
10-08-2007, 06:21 PM
:passedout: Man that is gorgeous!!

Zebragirlnz
10-08-2007, 07:27 PM
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Great job!

scout52
10-08-2007, 07:57 PM
The sweater really came out beautiful. I love the color you chose and your cables are just to die for.

dip's mom
10-08-2007, 08:37 PM
that looks great!!! What yarn did you use?

Marni
10-08-2007, 09:07 PM
Ooooooh.... Fantastic work!

kraafe22
10-08-2007, 09:19 PM
I cheated big time with the yarn - the yarn it called for was about $10, and it needed 14 skeins so I could not afford that. I looked around for cheaper bulky wool yarn but I couldn't find a big enough skein for a good price and a color I loved - so I ended up using Bernat Softee Chunky (I know some people hate acrylic! But it was wicked soft!) in New Denim Heather. But I don't feel too bad, I'm still in college so all my extra money goes to books! :ick:

MaleKnitter
10-08-2007, 10:04 PM
My mom loves this sweater, I handed her three knitting books and she chose this one as her favorite, I can't wait to start
and about the yarn-
thank you, my LYS is actually a wal-mart (unless i want to drive an extra 50 miles) so I can't get all of these brands that they suggest in the magazines, Bernat Softee Chunky is a yarn that I can actually find. :happydance:
So I am going to start as soon as I get the yarn

Also, I have some Bernat Softee Baby in Soft Lilac and I am going to make the "Tangled Yoke Cardigan" from that same copy of Interweave Knits for my stepmother.

booskibabe
10-08-2007, 10:14 PM
This is only your SECOND sweater????? I've been knitting for nearly 2 years and haven't attempted anything that complicated yet. That is absolutely gorgeous - I especially love the color. Excellent job!:thumbsup:

Brandilyne
10-08-2007, 11:07 PM
Wow!! It is simply gorgeous! I'm green with envy :mrgreen:

Really fantastic work, what a fantastic present!! I wish I was on your Christmas list :teehee:

chrislt8
10-08-2007, 11:32 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! This has been on my to do list since I got the magazine - it I think you just moved it up in the queue! Lovely color - and one lucky Mom:heart::heart::heart:

bobi1218
10-09-2007, 01:11 AM
That looks great!! I can't wait to see it all together!

ArtLady1981
10-09-2007, 01:48 AM
WOW! :passedout:
That is not a sweater...that is ART! You should be very proud of your work! I bet you can hardly wait for December! Your Mom is going to :passedout: when she opens the box!

dustinac
10-09-2007, 08:33 AM
:woot:wow!! that looks wonderful!!! :woot:

GinnyG
10-09-2007, 08:54 AM
Your SECOND SWEATER???????????:passedout:

That is BEAUTIFUL!

knitknut
10-09-2007, 01:08 PM
WOW!!! That is fantastic. I'd love to make that for my sister. Is the pattern still available?

sop 1
10-09-2007, 03:21 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!
Sop 1 in NC:hot:

mdog182
10-09-2007, 03:58 PM
absoutely gorgeous!!! thanks for sharing the finished pics! i'm going into cable overload...i love them so much!

kraafe22
10-09-2007, 07:04 PM
Knitknut - The pattern was from Interweave Knits Fall 2007 magazine, so Im pretty sure its still available. It was the first time I bought the magazine and I just got it at the grocery store, so Im not sure if you can order it online or if its just in stores?

Tutu Carol
10-09-2007, 09:44 PM
Wow! You are amazing !!! Thank you for sharing your work !!!!

newamy
10-09-2007, 09:55 PM
That is elegantly beautiful!!

Knitting_Guy
10-09-2007, 10:06 PM
I cheated big time with the yarn - the yarn it called for was about $10, and it needed 14 skeins so I could not afford that. I looked around for cheaper bulky wool yarn but I couldn't find a big enough skein for a good price and a color I loved - so I ended up using Bernat Softee Chunky (I know some people hate acrylic! But it was wicked soft!) in New Denim Heather. But I don't feel too bad, I'm still in college so all my extra money goes to books! :ick:

As long as you like the yarn that's all that matters. I like acrylics as long as they're soft and look good. They're washable :thumbsup:

AnotherBecca
10-10-2007, 04:35 AM
Wow! I just looked at that pattern in my IK mag last night and said... "nope, too hard!" I'm in awe!!

kraafe22
10-10-2007, 08:40 AM
Knitting Guy - I agree, and the yarn is soooo soft. I can't find it in any stores though (some website said its only in Canada for most stores?) I actually ended up ordering some more, I just have to find something to use it for now

PurlyGyrl
10-10-2007, 09:15 AM
ONLY YOUR SECOND SWEATER??? :chair:D*mn that's fantastic! Beautiful color and amazing knitting. :notworthy:

knitknut
10-15-2007, 06:37 PM
I found the magazine, thanks! Did you knit the gauge swatchfirst or just go for it?

moreyarnplease
10-15-2007, 08:43 PM
Wow, that is alot of work there! It looks great!

kraafe22
10-16-2007, 08:16 AM
I did do a gauge swatch (which I never do...) I only did one this time because I wasn't using the same yarn, and I couldn't go to a store to see/feel the yarn in the pattern. I only got through half the swatch though because I couldn't wait to start :wink:

Itsabtme
10-16-2007, 08:53 AM
OMG that is GORGEOUS...I am in awe! :inlove:

Marvelous Job!!!!:notworthy:

Doodknitwit
10-16-2007, 09:06 AM
:shrug: right??
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!how impressive!! :waving:

momwolf
10-16-2007, 09:29 AM
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