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dustinac
04-30-2008, 10:13 AM
:happydance: Knitty put up their surprises (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring08/patterns.html)today... a sweater and a pair of socks...:thumbsup:

Plantgoddess+
04-30-2008, 10:35 AM
I liked both the new patterns.

babsnelson
04-30-2008, 11:24 AM
I really like the cardigan, but knitting a whole sweater with a laceweight yarn scares the tar out of me. :zombie: Am I the only one?

tarrentella
04-30-2008, 12:29 PM
It scares me too but looks wonderfull. Perhaps a pattern for the 'when i'm a little braver' pile. That goes double for the socks!!

Pat in Ca
04-30-2008, 12:56 PM
that short sleeved sweater "Yosemite" is gorgeous!!

Jan in CA
04-30-2008, 01:13 PM
I really like the cardigan, but knitting a whole sweater with a laceweight yarn scares the tar out of me. :zombie: Am I the only one?

It doesn't scare me, but it makes my hands hurt thinking about it..and I bet it takes f o r e v e r!

tarrentella
04-30-2008, 01:29 PM
I love jaden .. i would like to give that a try

Plantgoddess+
04-30-2008, 03:06 PM
It doesn't scare me, but it makes my hands hurt thinking about it..and I bet it takes f o r e v e r!
Reading through the pattern, it looks like the sweater is made on 4mm needles and the border is done on 3.25 and the hem on 3.5mm. Aside from color changes I don't think it would take that long.

babsnelson
04-30-2008, 03:08 PM
I was reading on Ravery that the yarn used was a heavier lace weight - more like a fingering weight. Makes me feel a little better about maybe attempting it!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-01-2008, 03:38 AM
5sts/in for a sweater isn't too bad. One of my most drool-generating sweater patterns is in a back issue of interweave and has a 7sts/in gauge :shock: Being a fluffy knitter, I'd be knitting for years and years.

I never caught the sock bug, so maybe I am biased.... but doesn't knitty have enough sock patterns??? Everytime there's a surprise sock, I'm like "siiiiiigh". Those are cute, but just doesn't make my tail wag I guess.

WandaT
05-01-2008, 06:53 AM
Thanks!! Those fingerless gloves are really tickling my fancy!

knitasha
05-01-2008, 11:17 AM
The yarn may be lace weight but the needles are large in proportion so the gauge is what you would usually get with worsted or a heavier DK. And the "pattern stitch" is all stockinette. It really shouldn't take longer to knit than a "normal" sweater.

I like the concept of using a lightweight yarn on larger-than-usual needles: makes the fabric airy and open, nice for summer.