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Old 01-22-2009, 10:02 AM   #11
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Hi Libbie!

I looked at the schematics for this pattern. The size 47.5" size gives this information: at the widest part for the chest just before the raglan decreases begin is 14" for each FRONT, and 23.5" for the BACK...a total of 51.5" around...which allows some for seaming.

However, why couldn't you plan to cast on additional stitches for the FRONTS ONLY...treating them as residents of the front edges where the buttons and buttonholes go.

Do all your side decreasing as per usual...but you will know (and you could place a stitch marker at each point) that you have an additional, let's say 6 st living along the FRONT'S edges. The gauge is 12 st = 4"...so 6 extra stitches for each FRONT will increase your bust area by 4". That oughta do.

Well, give it some thought. The FRONTS are pretty plain...and it seems like you should be able to add some extra room for God's Gifts!

I know that these 6 extra stitches will make the FRONTS wider from the bottom up. Another idea is: cast on the recommended number of stitches, but don't decrease as much or as dramatically, leaving out 6 decreases for each FRONT. This is another way to get back those 6 extra stitches without casting on more stitches from the get-go.
Ah, now that is a really good idea! I hadn't considered just adding some to the fronts but that would probably do it. Thank you ArtLady!! Definitely something to seriously think about....hmmm... ugh, I'm supposed to be destashing, not finding a pattern that requires me to go buy yarn. Might have to sneak it in and "find" it in my stash

I really would like this coat but I don't care for the flowers. If I do go ahead and jump on this I'll probably just do leaf vines all the way up instead.

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Old 01-22-2009, 10:27 AM   #12
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haha, it will be a few years before I can even think of making anything as beautiful and complex as the Sylvi coat. But I will enjoy watching everyone's progress. Happy knitting to you all!
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:59 PM   #13
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Hi Karina!

Oh, you reminded me! I remember thinking about implanting one vine, two leaves and one flower into the RIGHT FRONT SIDE. Oh gads. I don't know. I haven't quite wrapped my mind around modifications yet.

Hood/no hood? Fancy-work hood/plain seed stitch hood? Collar? Zipper? Clasps? Buttons? Plain Right Front/Fancy Right Front? Side to side cuffs/ribbed cuffs? Plain seed stitch sleeves/fancy-work sleeves? Inside-out seams/conventional mattress seams? Pockets/no pockets?

The more options & modification I see, the more I lean to knitting the entire pattern AS SET FORTH by the designer!

First to knit: SLEEVES> I will make the cuffs as per pattern. I like them and I think they dress up the sleeve. Her cuff is classy. No further embellishments or designs on the sleeves. Plain seed stitch as per pattern.

Next to knit: LEFT FRONT>as per pattern

Next to knit: RIGHT FRONT>decisions need to be made regarding 1) chart 'design elements' incorporated into it (or not) and 2) buttonholes (or not)

Next to knit: BACK>as per pattern

Last to knit: HOOD>decisons, decisions I'll think about the HOOD as I knit the other parts of the coat first.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:01 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by gargoylelib View Post
...If I do go ahead and jump on this I'll probably just do leaf vines all the way up instead. Libbie
That's a cool idea, Libbie! That would be very classy and simple!
I like that idea a lot!
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:18 PM   #15
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How many skeins of cascade did it call for?
I bought 17, which would be 1853 yards, between the L and XL requirements by yardage.
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I have a question about sizes ... I've never knit anything like this before where size matters, LOL

So it says finished bust measurement :
34 (38, 41 1/2, 44 1/2, 47)
Referred to throughout pattern as
XS (S, M, L, XL)

My over-clothes bust measurement is 41" or so -- so that would mean the M would *just fit* assuming it knit up right to size? No roominess? So I'd want a size up from the number that is closest?

Or do the measurements mean what size charts for pre-made clothing mean; "Fits a bust size of 41.5" and that already includes any intended roominess?

I hope my question makes sense ... do I need to include my own guess at desired roominess?

I don't want it stretched-to-fit across my bust with the button holes gaping! Eek! But I don't want to swim in it, either. I'm not a big woman, but I do have the nursing mama bust going on ...

I guess I need to finish my gauge swatch(es) too, though, before starting out.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:47 PM   #17
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Since my youngest is now 17 I decided to finish up my degree and just started school. I am doing the weekend college at Mount St. Mary's College here and my first weekend was 1/17,18. INTENSE!!! I love that I am going back to school but it will definitely slow me down on the jacket. I may still be at it long after you all are done I'm still in though
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I don't want it stretched-to-fit across my bust with the button holes gaping! Eek! But I don't want to swim in it, either. I'm not a big woman, but I do have the nursing mama bust going on ...

I guess I need to finish my gauge swatch(es) too, though, before starting out.
Consider that the nursing mama bust is only temporary
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Cascade 109 on sale
Just fyi... there are a ton of colors of Cascade 109 on sale on
Web's American Yarn Store (on line), at $3.99 each!

http://www.yarn.com/webs-knitting-cr...de-109-solids/
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Just fyi... there are a ton of colors of Cascade 109 on sale on
Web's American Yarn Store (on line), at $3.99 each!

http://www.yarn.com/webs-knitting-cr...de-109-solids/

You are sure right about that!!!
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