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Old 05-26-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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FINISHED~~~~WIP ~ Banana Tree Cardigan
A search on ravelry will bring the free pattern up.

Banana Tree Cardigan



Eight inches into the pattern and this is what I have so far. I had to go outside to take the picture. Black is a hard color to photograph and an even harder color to knit. I have to sit by the window or outside. If I did not need a good black go to sweater, I would have used another color.

I changed the pattern to a horse shoe because it is easier to work and keep track of, especially on black. The yarn, Lion Brand AL-PA-KA, is a very nice yarn. I get gauge and 22 rows per 50 gram skein using a US#8 options interchangeable circular needle.

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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It looks great. I can't wait to see the finished sweater. I'm glad to know that the Lion Al-pa-ka is a nice yarn. Thanks very much.
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Wonderful progress! I really do like the horseshoe cable! Plus, it is bolder...and shows up on the black very well!

Good job!!!
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Ohhhh that's beautiful!
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Oh, this is coming along nicely! I hope you will post another pic when you're done!
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
Oh, this is coming along nicely! I hope you will post another pic when you're done!
I have 13 inches of the body done and I'm hoping to separate for the back and fronts by the weekend.

I will post other pictures then.
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Oh you'll love this part! When you can separate the fronts and the back
and work the more manageable armhole regions!!!

Those long long lonnnnnng rows are done!
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Looking good so far. I look forward to seeing what the completed sweater looks like.
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I am ashamed that Christmas is almost here and I still have not finished this sweater. I did pull it out to work on today. I'm doing the shaping on the last sleeve cap now. Then I will block the two. The body has been blocked. I never would have thought it would take so long. Take my advice, do not use black for such a large project unless you have the eyes of a hawk. Christmas knitting and crochet has taking first place a lot lately, but I really need this sweater done so I can wear it. Hopefully, I will manage to finish before the new year.

Y'all have a Merry Christmas!
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I'm so looking forward to seeing your completed sweater!
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