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kurango
02-05-2010, 02:47 PM
I have been so afraid to make anything that wasn't a square or rectangle. Now I ask myself . . . WHY?

This was a super easy pattern (from Patterfish (http://www.patternfish.com/shop) Reynolds 82093) and I learned something about myself as a knitter. I knit super tight. Pattern called for 660 yards of Lopi Bulky, (Gauge 10 st.= 4 in. on size 13) using size 11 needles. In order to get the proper gauge I would had to use at least size 13 needles, and then it would have been too loose of a knit.

Instead . . . I used Rowan "Big Wool" (Gauge 8 st.= 4 in. on size 17 or 19) on size 11. I used almost almost all 10 skeins (870 yds.) I had purchased.

At any rate . . . I want to encourage others, who are also afraid, to dive in and go for it! But buy extra yarn, LOL.

Kathi

Jan in CA
02-05-2010, 03:02 PM
That's beautiful! :yay:

borealowl
02-05-2010, 03:53 PM
I love your sweater! Was the Rowan Big Wool softer than the Lopi? I think it is a bit scratchy unless there is something else next to your skin. I just had a similar problem with a Lopi cardigan I am making. Had to rip out a foot I knitted because my knitting was tighter than the guage swatch I did. Started over and now I am distracted by other projects. Will get back to it soon. I can hardly believe this is your first sweater.

newwooley
02-05-2010, 06:39 PM
Bravo :yay: :yay: It turned out beautiful and I love the style. It looks nice and cozy.

Sknitter56
02-05-2010, 09:21 PM
Kathy, your sweater is beautiful! Sweaters can be intimidating, but you've now been there, done that. Good for you. It looks really great on you...the fit is perfect. Congratulations!

ArtLady1981
02-06-2010, 03:17 AM
Oh wow Kathi! Your FIRST SWEATER???!!!
It's stunning in more ways than one: love the yarn, love the color, love the fit, love the perfect st st!

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Kudos to you, Sister!

JudyD
02-06-2010, 08:17 AM
That sweater is so perfect it doesn't look hand-knit!!!

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Judy

Slim
02-06-2010, 08:54 AM
It's beautiful, and it looks lovely on you. I love that pattern!

Tamar Dohel
02-06-2010, 09:53 AM
Beautiful! Fantastic! Just your size. Easier done than said.
:heart: :muah: :inlove:

lelvsdgs
02-06-2010, 10:05 AM
Great job! It looks wonderful on you!

WandaT
02-06-2010, 10:33 AM
Congratulations!!! It turned out awesome!!! :)

tilllie
02-06-2010, 10:43 AM
Great Job! Love the color and it looks great on you. Nothing can stop you now!!!

Belphoebe
02-06-2010, 12:20 PM
Great job! Looks so very comfy!

etoilechaude
02-06-2010, 11:07 PM
It looks great!!!! I'm terrified to knit a sweater... but... maybe one day...

mamapaulsel
02-06-2010, 11:22 PM
I was also scared to knit my first sweater. Now that I have one completed I have more confidence about myself as a knitter. You did a wonderful job, it's a beautiful sweater that looks great on you.

kurango
02-07-2010, 01:36 AM
but it was knitted for my daughter.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. They made me feel all fuzzy!
:aww:

Kathi

P.S. 3 quarters done with my 1st cardigan, also for my daughter.

Dimpledapple
02-08-2010, 03:18 AM
Congrats!:cheering: It's looks great!

margz3
02-08-2010, 11:52 AM
That came out GREAT! I love the big sweater look! I have a few sweaters in my Ravelry queue....someday I'll bite the bullet!

Terriano
03-21-2010, 07:23 PM
I think it's great too . . . can't wait to see a photo of your cardigan!

Ronda
03-21-2010, 07:29 PM
It's fantastic! Aren't you proud of yourself?!

Jan in CA
03-21-2010, 08:40 PM
Yay! It's beautiful! I was surprised by how easy it was when I knit my first one, too.

luvmykid28
03-28-2010, 01:59 AM
Very Nice!!! Congrats. I'm working on my 1st sweater now.

AngelaR
03-28-2010, 10:59 AM
Oh I love that sweater! It's absolutely beautiful. You did great work. :yay:

dturner
03-29-2010, 12:14 AM
Good job!:cheering: