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Old 07-07-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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Horseshoe lace sweater in Clover
Well, I finished it, it fits, and now I can wash and block it then put it away for the cruise. I am not a pattern designer, I am a pattern follower. This pattern was not plus sized so I had to try and make it several sizes bigger. I was amazed I didn't screw up figuring the proper cast on and such, but then the pattern is a pretty easy one. I bought a long black skirt and these cute black thong sandals that have little leather flowers all over the thong part to wear on the cruise to dinner one night. I need to get a cool looking necklace and earrings to go with it.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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Oh, it's lovely! It will look great with the sandals and skirt, too!
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It's elegant and beautiful! You altered the pattern perfectly. Enjoy wearing the sweater and every minute of the cruise.
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Great job on this, Nonny! You're upsized sweater is absolutely perfect. Just think: You can wear it on the cruise, and then wear it when you get back, too. And every time you put it on, you'll remember your vacation!

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Nice going, BEAUTIFUL sweater! You're going to feel like a million wearing that outfit - and what fun, on a cruise - cause you're bound to have people comment on it, and see their reaction when you can tell them you made it. Could be a great ice-breaker, and who knows, you may meet other knitters from around the world!
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I was going to ask, if you don't mind - what yarn did you use? It looks really perfect for a light-looking and not overly warm sweater. I never wear sweaters when we go somewhere, because I always end up being too warm. I'd think that yarn might make a lovely vest, too - I wouldn't try a sweater, but maybe someday a vest - I love them. Cheers and congrats again!
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I was going to ask, if you don't mind - what yarn did you use? It looks really perfect for a light-looking and not overly warm sweater. I never wear sweaters when we go somewhere, because I always end up being too warm. I'd think that yarn might make a lovely vest, too - I wouldn't try a sweater, but maybe someday a vest - I love them. Cheers and congrats again!
It is a sport version of Bernat Satin, but sadly the color Clover is not made anymore. I was sweating whether or not I would have enough for the sleeves as I had the back and front finished and had a partial and one skein left. I bought this yarn a few years ago and kept it and then didn't even look to see if I could get it again if I needed more! lol Bernat Satin is very reasonably priced and knits up soft and gets softer each time it is washed, which it is washable and dryable, which is nice.
I did get tickled on my title of the thread with horseshoe and clover in it. Sounds like I live on a horse farm! lolol
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:40 PM   #8
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Nonny - your sweater turned out scrumptious! And your DH really needs to wear his socks that evening - the colorways match your sweater so very well! Have an excellent time on your cruise!

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I love everything about this little pullover! Great job!
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Thanks for the scoop on your yarn, it's a really good one, isn't it! I mostly knit doll clothes, for my old vintage doll, and from what you've told me, it should be a good one for her as well. It sounds like it would drape nicely for the skirt and be soft enough to work nicely around the shoulders and neck - always a challenge (for me, anyway - maybe not for a better knitter). I'll look for it - thanks again! Enjoy that outfit AND your cruise!
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