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candicane
10-23-2007, 09:59 AM
Pattern: Best Friend Cardigan from Twinkle's Big City Knits
Yarn: Twinkle Soft Chunky
Size: small
Needle: Size 19
Modifications: changed the sleeves from set in, to raglan. Knit seamless from the bottom up. Sleeves done in the round. Short row shaping for the neckline.

I think I should have made the medium instead of the small, but hopefully it will stretch out a little with wear. It is supposed to be fitted, but I think the gap below the bottom button bothers me a little. I made the buttons they are sterling silver.

candice

astonh
10-23-2007, 10:14 AM
I think it is a groovy sweater. I totally love the color and the buttons you made are WAY TOO COOL!

GiddyKnitter
10-23-2007, 10:26 AM
Woweeee that is really nice and the buttons are perfect well done x

Maria2009
10-23-2007, 10:44 AM
That is amazing!

kkatt82
10-23-2007, 10:49 AM
That is awesome! I love the buttons and I think the sizing is perfect :)

dustinac
10-23-2007, 11:07 AM
It looks great!! I love the buttons you made...:happydance:

mwedzi
10-23-2007, 11:44 AM
You MADE the buttons?! Wow. Very cool. Nice cardi, too.

lauraknits
10-23-2007, 11:54 AM
Wow! Beautiful job! I like the sizing the way it is, too.

Suziblues
10-23-2007, 02:15 PM
WOW! I just LOVE that sweater. I love all the stuff in that Twinkles Big City Knits book. The only thing I dont love is that all the sizes in that book are so SMALL!

I think the biggest bust size is about a 32. Great for all the model types (lucky girls!) but not for me! I'm a bit bigger than that.

But that sweater looks just perfect, I really love it. And the color is so purty.

sue

Suziblues
10-23-2007, 02:17 PM
Candice,
I forgot to ask you something:
About how many skiens of yarn did you use for this beautiful sweater?

Thanks,
sue

rissa
10-23-2007, 02:20 PM
How beautiful! You did a marvelous job on the sweater and the buttons. I'm thoroughly impressed!

candicane
10-23-2007, 02:25 PM
Thanks for all the compliments! I think I got some stares when I went out for lunch today (not sure if that is good or bad). However, one of the teachers at my daughter's preschool loved it and was dragging me around the building this morning making people look at it.

I used somewhere between 3 & 4 skeins. I think the pattern called for 4, but I used very little of that.

I am working on the Groovy Sweater Dress from the same book. It calls for 6 skeins, but I really don't think I will use them all (and it is too late to return any).

candice

candicane
10-23-2007, 02:27 PM
Yes, the sizes in the book are small, but they do stretch. According to the the Twinkle sizing chart a small is a 4-6 size, which for me is accurate. The funky designs and super chunky yarn aren't for everyone, but I like them.

Candice

GinnyG
10-23-2007, 03:33 PM
WOW, great job and totally AWESOME buttons!

hob
10-23-2007, 04:00 PM
grr i hope ur happy it s so nice i have to go find that pattern book. lol ill never save up for xmas at this rate lol love the pink it looks so warm is it?

Suziblues
10-23-2007, 06:04 PM
My library has that book, and it's great. But Candice is right, the big yarn/knit isn't for everybody, but my daughter just LOVES that sweater. She wants me to knit her one now!

thanks Candice
sue

Ginnyb
10-23-2007, 07:58 PM
I think it fits perfectly, the gap looks like it should be there. I love this sweater!
Ginny

ArtLady1981
10-24-2007, 06:04 AM
Pattern: Best Friend Cardigan from Twinkle's Big City Knits
Yarn: Twinkle Soft Chunky
Size: small
Needle: Size 19
Modifications: changed the sleeves from set in, to raglan. Knit seamless from the bottom up. Sleeves done in the round. Short row shaping for the neckline.

I think I should have made the medium instead of the small, but hopefully it will stretch out a little with wear. It is supposed to be fitted, but I think the gap below the bottom button bothers me a little. I made the buttons they are sterling silver.

candice

Candice! You are adorable and the sweater is GORGEOUS, too! I think you are right about the 'fit'. It looks good on you NOW...but IF if the yarn should 'relax'...your sweater will still fit! KUDOS to you! Wonderful pattern, excellent color choice!!!!

KnittingNat
10-24-2007, 06:15 AM
I think it looks great! And i think the S size looks better than a M would. And the buttons - WOW:passedout:

Ronda
10-24-2007, 07:14 AM
You MADE the buttons?! :passedout: Gorgeous!

I like that "gap" below the bottom button. I think you did a fine job.

Slim
10-24-2007, 07:28 AM
Wow, that is so cool! I love the cables done in the chunky yarn. And the buttons! They're just perfect! You did a really great job.

ritaw
10-24-2007, 07:29 AM
WOW!!!!
I think it stunning . I love the colour and the buttons. Looks great!

monzogary
10-25-2007, 09:33 AM
I think it looks great on you and those buttons are awesome!

mdog182
10-25-2007, 03:56 PM
you made the buttons??!?!? awesome. i love it, it looks almost a little military inspired which is cute because it's pink! good job! :thumbsup:

ah
11-02-2007, 12:09 AM
It looks great and those buttons are cool!