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Old 12-05-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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I really can knit....
Winter of 2009, I went at my first cardigan; the wool in Paton's Classic Merino in denim heather and it gets me compliments left, right and center! The pattern is from Paton's TopDowners pamphlet, so of course, it was knitted from the top down.
Last winter, I found myself with a lot of left-over red and white acrylic worsted and decided to use it up on a pullover for myself. It needed to have a high neck, but not a turtle. I took the plain pullover pattern from the same Paton's book and set up to work a wheatear cable down the front. Unfortunately, not all the white yarn was the same color! The difference is not as noticeable as in the photo, and I get LOTS of compliments on this one, too.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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They are both great looking. One of these days, I am going to make a top down sweater. Haven't tried that yet.
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You really can! Beautiful sweaters, lovely work. No wonder you get compliments.
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Wonderful looking sweaters, beautifully knit. I'll say you can, and how! Really well done.
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Wow. You can, indeed. And it is truly amazing what you can do with left-overs!

I really like the cable next to the butons.
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Both sweaters are SPECTACULAR! I'm very partial to the red & white version! It's so eye-catching! Great work all around!
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Very very lovely! I love seeing everyone's goodies!
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íMuchas gracias! for all your nice compliments! Re: the red&white sweater, I think this is how one starts designing patterns. The pullover pattern is a perfectly plain, same-front-and-back crewneck. I just reserved enough stitches in the front (starting right at the top of the crewneck ribbing) for the braided panel, and then I worked in the red until it began to run short, then "tapered" into the white (...and kept running out of all the bits of white I had! ). Now, I have a pattern for a crewneck with cable panel and two color patterning. Now, I am getting really ambitious - I have lots of patterns for Scandinavian Fair Isle sweaters and have just converted one to be knitted top-down and am tackling that!
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