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Old 05-05-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Sweaters knit in the round with EPS ?
Having just finished my 2nd BSJ, I'm thinking about getting brave and starting a pullover sweater for my granddaughter using EPS (Elizabeth's Percentage System.)

Has anyone made one of these, or one like it? EZ used a percentage system of the body size to figure out the dimensions of all portions of the sweater and knit it in sections: the body from hem to underarms, each sleeve from cuff to underarms, then joined everything but the underarms (grafted later) to work the yoke (she has umpteen yoke variations) using decreases to the neck.

Which yoke variation did you do, and how did you like working it?
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:23 AM   #2
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I've never used EPS but I've knit sweaters bottom up in the round and then joined the sleeves and knit the yoke. I like the look and enjoy knitting these. I'll be interested in others' experience and in yours as you knit this one.
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I'm knitting a top down raglan sweater for me - no seaming. I despise seaming.
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Well, I did get brave and cast on for this one
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...s-yoke-sweater

In KnitPick's discontinued Felici Sport Macaroon, a sweet little bubble gum colored self striping yarn. Anytime you can get super wash for a little over $2.50 a ball, I say snatch it up!

Even better, EZ herself said these were the perfect project when a mindless knit is needed - I need all the mindless I can get.

Only thing that makes mine a little different is that knitting in Portuguese style sometimes means doing thing a skosh bit different than usual, like purling in the round and knitting the sweater inside out

Did all the math and wrote out the recipe - so now round and round I go!
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Originally Posted by N0obKnitter View Post
I'm knitting a top down raglan sweater for me - no seaming. I despise seaming.
LOL! I don't loathe seaming as you do, but I'm not its biggest fan either.

I thought about doing the raglan yoke version, but eventually I'd have to count - I know it's not all that much, but after reading about all of the versions, the one I started only has me counting on a few decrease rounds in the yoke and that's all the thinking I have to do from here out. This is my lunch hour knit, and mindless is what I need at lunch and my rare breaks.
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I've never used EPS but I've knit sweaters bottom up in the round and then joined the sleeves and knit the yoke. I like the look and enjoy knitting these. I'll be interested in others' experience and in yours as you knit this one.
So far so good, salmonmac. I'm tickled bubble gum colors!
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Good start. I love that yarn! I have the same stuff, I'm making some thick warm socks for someone who's not well. It's so soft and the colors are wonderful. Your GD should be tickled pink!

Please, you explained EPS but what's BSJ?

I just read the writing on the bag in your photo. it!
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Good start. I love that yarn! I have the same stuff, I'm making some thick warm socks for someone who's not well. It's so soft and the colors are wonderful. Your GD should be tickled pink!

Please, you explained EPS but what's BSJ?

I just read the writing on the bag in your photo. it!
Thanks GG - I hope she likes it! Your socks will be delicious, and a much appreciated pick me up for your friend, who I hope gets to feeling better soon.

The more I knit with the felici sport, the more I love it too and hope they get get some new colors in. I also got some of the Dockside (red, blue, gray/white heather) for my grandson. I should have gotten another set of needle tips so I can cast on his sweater too.

Oh my - I'm starting to drop acronyms like my co-workers - I hate it when I get lazy like that. BSJ is EZ's baby surprise jacket, that knits into a weird looking origami piece that folds up into a sweater. I haven't taken a picture of #2 yet to post in Whatcha Knittin?...

Glad you like my work pillow, it reminds me to relax and laugh a bit when things go awry during the workday - I can't help but laugh when I read it.
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It's a pillow? Even better. Thanks for the explanation, I now remember it. (My sometimers, I guess.)

If you're knitting in the round on both sweaters, use a smaller needle for the left and you can have two mismatched sets and work on 2 sweaters. If you work flat to start you'll have to borrow the same size from the other one for a while but then you can return it and the other one probably won't be any the wiser.

I got a few *ahem* balls of the Felici too for the same reason. I don't remember which colorway but my DS thinks I'm going to make him socks. I probably will but he's got big feet!
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