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veekcee
02-06-2008, 05:04 PM
Well, my first sweater is finished!! This is an easy pattern to follow but I had to make some modifications as I ran into a couple of problems.

Neck band was too small using the smaller ndls the pattern called for; had to frog and re-do with the larger needles.

On the first sleeve I attempted, I ran out of decrease rows long before I should have. The pattern called for a decrease round every 3 rows and was expecting to end up with the sleeve length that I needed. Well, that was not to be. So I did some simple math and figured I needed to decrease every 6 rows; it worked. ;)

This was a fun knit even with the problems I ran in to. Next time I know what to expect and what to look out for before I get too far along and end up re-doing.

Thank you all for all your nice comments on my last post when I was just starting this cute little sweater. I am happy with the way it turned out and have more yarn to knit another one.

knitgal
02-06-2008, 05:24 PM
Looks great!

Knit4Fun
02-06-2008, 05:25 PM
Beautiful colors...looks fantastic!!!!! :muah:

sue in canada
02-06-2008, 05:35 PM
That looks really cute. Love the colors.

Jan in CA
02-06-2008, 05:52 PM
Very cute! It looks great in the self patterning yarn!

Suziblues
02-06-2008, 06:54 PM
How CUTE!
GREAT WORK!:cheering: On your first sweater!

Debkcs
02-06-2008, 09:32 PM
Oh, that's so cute! How old is the baben you made it for?

auburnchick
02-06-2008, 09:48 PM
What a pretty sweater! Love the colors!

veekcee
02-06-2008, 11:34 PM
Oh, that's so cute! How old is the baben you made it for?

Thank you! He is 20 months. I won't see him until Sunday and can't wait to try it on him!

tangle2007
02-07-2008, 03:24 AM
So cute! I bet he will love it.

Abbily
02-07-2008, 01:00 PM
That is just beautiful! Great work!

The.Knitter
02-07-2008, 01:14 PM
Good job!!! I love the colours!

cristeen
02-07-2008, 01:16 PM
That's beautiful!

What yarn did you use on that?

veekcee
02-07-2008, 01:44 PM
That's beautiful!

What yarn did you use on that?

Thank you, cristeen! The yarn is Universal Classic Worsted Tapestry; it's an acrylic/wool blend.

knittingymnast
02-07-2008, 05:27 PM
so cute! good job!

kellee0302
02-08-2008, 04:34 PM
:woohoo: Great job. Very impressive for a first sweater.

ah
02-10-2008, 07:12 PM
Great sweater!

How did you like the Universal Classic Worsted Tapestry? I have some stashed but have never used it.

veekcee
02-10-2008, 11:55 PM
Great sweater!

How did you like the Universal Classic Worsted Tapestry? I have some stashed but have never used it.

Thank you, ah!

I like knitting with it, the sweater turned out cushy. I did find if my needles tips were somewhat sharp, the yarn would easily split. I haven't washed the sweater yet and do hope that it will soften up a bit.

When I bought the yarn, I thought it was plain ole' varigated. Fun to start seeing a pattern emerge!

My grandson tried on the sweater today and it fits!

knit2btied
02-11-2008, 01:07 AM
How fun to find that the sweater fits as well as looks terrific! Kudos on being brave enough to try it. And even more for succeeding so spectacularly!

gal51
02-12-2008, 07:45 AM
Nice -I like the colors - thanks for sharing!

:)

Jaxhil
02-12-2008, 11:48 AM
:muah:

That is adorable!! And even better that it fits your grandson :) I think its so great that you were able to conquer the pattern and figure out the changes you needed. :thumbsup:

Can't wait to see the next one!

MerigoldinWA
02-12-2008, 08:46 PM
Turned out very nice. It's great that you were able to figure out how to make adjustments on your very first sweater. You did a good job. Is that a self striping yarn? Really cute.

veekcee
02-12-2008, 10:53 PM
Turned out very nice. It's great that you were able to figure out how to make adjustments on your very first sweater. You did a good job. Is that a self striping yarn? Really cute.

Thank you! The yarn was labeled as Tapestry. Not really thinking that meant a whole lot and was thinking it to be a varigated, I was really surprised when I could see an interesting pattern. The fact that I did end up with three different color stripes on the arm, gave it whole new effect. It was nice not to have to worry about colors pooling, etc. The yarn actually made me want to keep going just to see what else would happen.:p