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Old 05-16-2008, 01:42 AM   #1
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FO: Artlady's Central Park Hoodie
Well, it is finally done! I sure had a devil of a time inserting the zipper on this CPH! I dunno why I had such a hard time with it. After I ripped out the first zipper application...I just had to set the whole darn thing aside for a couple weeks. The other day, I had the motivation to give it one more try!

It still rippled a bit...but I pinned the thing down to the blocking board and misted the tar out of the zipper and ribbing, both sides...and left them til bone dry! That'll teach 'em a thing or two!

Today, I un-pinned them...and they cried UNCLE! UNCLE!
The zipper was finally tamed!

So here I am in my denim tweed Central Park Hoodie! We had a bit of sun today, so I ran out side...set up the camera and tripod...and got some photos! I didn't even time to put on any makeup for you! (Not even eyebrows!) Oh well...who's lookin'!?





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Oh well, who cares!??
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:27 AM   #2
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Artlady that is a great looking cardigan, looks lovely and cosy, I want to wrap up in that. Well done for taming that zipper and showing it whos the boss.
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:49 AM   #3
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Great job, zipper-tamer! It looks wonderful on you
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Looks great to me
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It looks great and Your version makes me want to give in and make one of these... CPH

How many skeins did you use? I won't have any of the yarns recomended here where I live-- but, if I at least know 'an about' amount.. I can do a swatch and figure out what I have-- that will work and in enough skeins... (plus a skein or 2 just in case)
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:05 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by iwouldratherbeknitting View Post
It looks great and Your version makes me want to give in and make one of these... CPH

How many skeins did you use? I won't have any of the yarns recomended here where I live-- but, if I at least know 'an about' amount.. I can do a swatch and figure out what I have-- that will work and in enough skeins... (plus a skein or 2 just in case)
I used 12 skeins of Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed in color 09 blue. It is still available at www.yarn.com. You get a 25% discount off the per ball price when you are spending $120 in your cart.
You probably already know that. WEBS offers a lot of yarns that say "discountable". Then there are yarns that are already reduced, and they say "no further discount".

There is a discrepancy about the yardage in my yarn. The ballband doesn't say how many yards are in each ball. However, search engines say 97 yds. I dunno if I trust that. If that is the case, my size 46 only took 1,164 yds. But, another search I found said that this yarn has 122 yds per ball. If that is correct, then I used a total of 1,464 yds...which is more reasonable.

Anyhoo, I did use 12 skeins of this particular yarn. AND I LOVE THIS YARN! You will, too!

HERE IS A LINK to the yarn I used. Shown as $9.95 per skein...but only $7.46 with that 25% discount. I remember buying 20...scared that I wouldn't have enough. Now I have 8 left over...but that's okay.
I have plans for it!
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Below is the yardage that the pattern says you need:
Finished Size: Sizes 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)" bust.
Yarn: Tahki Donegal Tweed (100% wool; 183 yd (167 m)/110 g): #803 yellow-green OR #869 dark-taupe (brown): 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 18, 20) skeins.
Gauge: 17 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:16 PM   #7
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ArtLady,

I had wondered if the discounts at WEBS meant you had to buy $60.00 (for the 20% off) or $120.00 (for the 25% off) of one kind of yarn, or maybe even all one color. But you're saying it is for everything in your cart, mix and match? That's better. And I may take them up on that sometime. (Soon?) But what about all that stash yarn sitting in yarn prison? Too bad. LOL
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:41 AM   #8
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ArtLady,

I had wondered if the discounts at WEBS meant you had to buy $60.00 (for the 20% off) or $120.00 (for the 25% off) of one kind of yarn, or maybe even all one color. But you're saying it is for everything in your cart, mix and match? That's better. And I may take them up on that sometime. (Soon?) But what about all that stash yarn sitting in yarn prison? Too bad. LOL
Well, here is a way to test it: dump $60 of Yarn A into the cart...and $60 of Yarn B in the cart...then click check out. It will take you to a pre-check-out screen (no commitment)...and your discount is shown right there.

I got the discount last Fall...buying two separate batches of yarn...neither came up to the $120 by themselves...but together they came to $120...and I got the 25% discounts! BOY!!! I sure loved that!!!

I think there is a discount for a $60 order, too.

Today, I had forgotten how the discounts go...so I did a test shopping cart! Saw the 25% on the next screen. But, didn't check out afterall.

I was looking for some charcoal tweed for a cardigan for my brother...but, in the end...I rummaged my stash...and found the perfect charcoal tweed (JoSharp Silkroad Dk Tweed) and 12 skeins...about 1800 yards!!! WhooHooo! I forget why I bought it several years ago. I guess I was saving it for Ricky.

He came by today to show me his blueprints for a BIG KITCHEN REMODEL he landed...and he saw my blue CPH tweed hoodie, and ooooed and ahhhhed over it. I've never knit a sweater for him...but I'm gonna have one done for him by Fall. I spent the evening rummaging my pattern books, and found a perfect cardigan. Simple, and masculine, and a twisted rib throughout. It will show up good with the tweediness of the yarn. That JoSharp Silkroad DK Tweed is 20st=4"...and besides wool, it has silk and cashmere.
I made an Elsebeth Lavold Viking Knits pullover (eggplant) several years ago. Loved working with it! Rick seems to like the softness of my CPH.

Til later!

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Beautiful work (and model). Great job!
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It's gorgeous! It fits you beautifully, too. You showed that zipper a thing or two.
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