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Old 02-11-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Almost Arleen Pullover
Somehow I've gotten myself into a sleeve quagmire. I've had three projects going at once, and now all three are in the sleeve phase. Well, they were until I finished this pullover (and now I'm only bogged down with two). It's billed as "a quick knit" and "simple" but took me over a year to complete. I'm sure it couldn't possibly be because I changed the pattern (eh?)! Well, that and I have too many projects going at once!

Anywhoo, the color is actually Currant from Knitpicks, but it washed out in the pic: http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Shine..._D5420122.html

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The top is based on this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/arleen

And the leaf lace is from this hat: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTfoliage.html

I didn't include the waist shaping, but it doesn't seem to need it. Also, it's supposed to only have 5 buttons, but in addition to being physically unable to follow a pattern, yours truly can't count either!
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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I'd say you pulled yourself out of the quagmire just fine! And I imagine Arlene won't care about the extra button either.

I have a sweater that's been on the needles for almost a year too. I've found that if I give myself something to avoid, all KINDS of other stuff gets done!
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:28 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by mojo11 View Post
I have a sweater that's been on the needles for almost a year too. I've found that if I give myself something to avoid, all KINDS of other stuff gets done!
Yes, but that would mean A) doing housework--ugh or B) starting a new knitting project (and I already have enough of that going on), so slogging through sleeves it is! (Like that pig on the Progressive commercial says: Wee Wee WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Wee Wee WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!)
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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Beautiful! Absolutely the best Frankenknit I remember seeing! If you couldn't pick and choose from patterns and throw in some of your own creativity, knitting would be much less interesting and entertaining. Aren't you glad you did the sleeves? Just think what the next finished set of sleeves will produce.

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should be added to the list of words not allowed here, it is such a pain in the ***.
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GG: Thanks for your kind comments. Yeah, I'm glad I added the leaf lace to the sleeves. It seems to tie everything together well--and that's a good thing when you're mixing two patterns together.

I'm kinda surprised, though, that the only variation of this pullover on Ravelry is with longer sleeves. It's such a simple top-down raglan that it screams, "Do something interesting with me!" I like the plain version, too, and may have to make one of those as well.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:47 AM   #6
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The leaf lace is a happy addition to the top. It seems perfect with the short sleeves (and 6 buttons). I can see where it would be fun to try other variations too. Beautiful work here.
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Very cute and I really like the pattern. What's an extra button or two? :0) I have three projects going also, but not three sweaters, a sleeveless sweater for vacation, a pair of socks, and a scarf. I am working on the sweater at the moment. Congrats on the good outcome, it looks great!
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That's so cute!
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Oooh, it's gorgeous!!!!

I'm like you, too many WIPs right now. Two sweaters, but *evil grin* they are baby sweaters, so much faster!
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It's very pretty! Love the design!!!
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