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yuyay 02-03-2008 04:33 AM

FO: Emerald
Here is my first sweater and first successful attempt at following a pattern! I'm really happy with it. It's Amy Swenson's Emerald in Misti Alpaca Chunky in Copper Melange. It's so soft. It's a bit droopy and heavy for the pattern but I love it anyway! I especially love the cabling between the raglan decreases.

Click photo to see it larger.

And here is the shoulder detail.

And here's the button. I couldn't find one big enough so I bought a wooden spoon and made my own. :)

The.Knitter 02-03-2008 08:23 AM

That is a gorgeous sweater. You did a very good job on it! Great work. Congrats!

sue in canada 02-03-2008 08:51 AM

That looks fantastic. Great job.

ritaw 02-03-2008 09:02 AM

Beautiful! And it looks lovely on too :)

ArtLady1981 02-03-2008 09:03 AM

I just love this sweater! And, THE BUTTON is to die for! I've had the same problem...can't find BIG BUTTONS! How did you make a button out of a spool?
And, you mean an empty wooden thread spool? Where did you find the spool?

Now I'm gonna have to add another pattern to my queue!
BTW: I like your sweater better than the blue one shown on the model! Something about your yarn makes it look nicer!

Thanks for sharing all the detailed photos, too!

yuyay 02-03-2008 10:33 AM

Thanks everyone!

Artlady, I think the sweater drapes differently because of the Alpaca so it hugs the body better. I prefer it that way. It's a trade-off though because it droops more, too.

As for the button, I used a wooden spoon, not a spool. ;) Anyway, all I did was cut off the handle, cut out a bit more to round it off and then switched to a very coarse sand paper to round it off and then a fine one to smooth it out. A couple of drill holes, and, voila!

GiddyKnitter 02-03-2008 10:38 AM

You are so clever!!!
I just love the jacket and I want one NOW!!
I too think yours looks better than the one shown on the pattern...yours appears softer and the colour is lovely x

ArtLady1981 02-03-2008 10:43 AM

Oh! Gotcha! A wooden SPOON! :doh:

Wonderful idea!!!

auburnchick 02-03-2008 10:48 AM

I just LOVE this sweater! :inlove: The color is wonderful, and I love what you did for the button! So creative!!!

dustinac 02-03-2008 11:19 AM

:inlove: I love looks great...and I would have never thought to use a spoon :yay:

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