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04-05-2009, 01:39 PM
Cotton cardi for spring - in spite of the fall color. Pattern is made up.

04-05-2009, 02:01 PM
Wow...that is gorgeous! I can't believe you made that up...I don't think I'll ever be able to make up a pattern. That is just beautiful. I :heart: it!

Jan in CA
04-05-2009, 02:35 PM
Nice work, Moni! It's beautiful!

04-05-2009, 04:11 PM

04-05-2009, 06:26 PM
Oh this is lovely! I think any color GOES for any season these days! The most important element for spring and summer is the fiber content! Great job!

04-05-2009, 06:26 PM
ultimately I decided to stitch closed that gap at the waistband. the cotton is so "stretchy" that I can easily slip it on over my head without unbottoning. It helped the overall look of it immensely. (I also stitched closed a little bit of a gap at the bustline.)

04-06-2009, 01:10 AM
its lovely n beautiful colour n pattern

04-06-2009, 07:18 AM
It's lovely! I'm impressed with your design skills.

04-06-2009, 09:18 AM
OK, now that is seriously disgusting!!! LOL Sorry, I can't imagine I'll ever be able to design something like that out my own head. I can do lots of things, but that ain't one of 'em! Wow!!! It is gorgeous! LOVE the color AND your design. Fabulous job!!! Enjoy wearing it! I'm sure you'll get a tons of compliments!

04-06-2009, 09:36 AM
Beautiful! I am amazed at people who can design their own items! And, I wear red year round ;)

04-06-2009, 09:44 AM
:happydance:Great job!

04-06-2009, 10:08 AM

04-06-2009, 10:43 AM
Designing is not as hard as you might think, especially when you use your resources!
What I did is to use a pattern generator (http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html)(uses your measurements) for a top-down raglan sleeve in a cardigan form, then combined it with a stitch that I liked from a stitchionary. This one is called a vine stitch, I believe.

I broke at the waistline with a little ribbing in a smaller needle size, then went back to the original stitch pattern (and the original needle size) for a few more inches. I ended with an inch of simple seed stitch to finish. The buttonhole and buttonband I also did in seed stitch.

For the sleeves, I continued with my vine stitch for a little while, and broke with some ribbing (smaller needle) down to the elbow. I added a seed stitch neckband. And I was done!

Because the pattern generator uses your measurements, all garments produced by this method fit perfectly. No adjusting necessary. And it works for any size!

So, now you have your "pattern" for making anything you want. Just add ingenuity and creativity and stir. Bake for an hour and serve.

04-06-2009, 12:02 PM
that is very pretty and the fact that you made up the pattern yourself is all the more impressive, great job.

04-06-2009, 01:53 PM
That is so beautiful!!! I love the color.

04-06-2009, 06:32 PM
Looks great! I love it, the design, the colour, the whole cardy!

04-07-2009, 06:38 AM
*LOVE* your sweater!! And to think you made up the pattern!! Well done :thumbsup:

04-07-2009, 08:33 PM
Lovely job. You did great on the designing, lace makes things a bit harder. I agree that the color goes well for any season. It looks very nice on you.

04-07-2009, 09:47 PM
Really nice pattern! Love the red!

04-08-2009, 10:22 PM
A beautiful sweater - love the colour too.:happydance:
Really like the cinching in at the waist...:thumbsup:

04-18-2009, 05:07 PM
Very pretty!

04-18-2009, 05:56 PM
That looks great! WTG on improvising the pattern :thumbsup: