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MoniDew
04-05-2009, 01:39 PM
Cotton cardi for spring - in spite of the fall color. Pattern is made up.
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w10/MoniDew/MoniDewsSpringCardi.jpg

Sknitter56
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!

GinnyG
04-05-2009, 04:11 PM
LOVELY!!:cheering:

ArtLady1981
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!

MoniDew
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.)

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

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

WandaT
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!

margz3
04-06-2009, 09:36 AM
Beautiful! I am amazed at people who can design their own items! And, I wear red year round ;)

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

Doublereeder2
04-06-2009, 10:08 AM
Beautiful!!

MoniDew
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.

GirlChris
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.

scout52
04-06-2009, 01:53 PM
That is so beautiful!!! I love the color.

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

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

MerigoldinWA
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.

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

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

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

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