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Old 03-17-2013, 09:23 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by AH1OZ View Post
this is the pattern i used (but made the sleeves longer)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elfe
That is a marvelous and very pretty sweater!

Challenging differs from person to person: Right now, I'm working on Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket. For me, it's been an easy knit _so far_ given that it's all in garter stitch, but it is knit all in one piece and has only two seams one at each shoulder. It folds up like origami into the cutest little thing I've seen in a very long time.

I'm almost done but the knitted work looks like a knitters nightmare of a topological map, and though almost finished I'm still not sure how it will fold up neatly into a sweater. That was what motivated me to make the thing...

It may be an entertaining and useful knit for you with wee bairn number three due soon.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:42 PM   #12
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I've made several BSJ sweaters, Charlotte. They are fun!
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:24 AM   #13
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:27 AM   #14
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What'd you decide on?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #15
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I've seen that before and always thought it could be used to make extra warm house socks!

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Thanks. I need a coffee IV. If I tried that I'd end up with a double thick sock. Good choice for a real challenge IMHO.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #17
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Fingering weight? Sorry I don't use alot of different yarns yet. In practicing my new found knitting I'm using "stiffer" yarn instead of the softer weights so I can really see the stitch.
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Yarn weight really doesn't have anything to do with softness. Fingering weight is thin yarn that's a good weight for socks. Unless your making lace you usually use needles sized between 00-2. So very tiny.
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Sweet! That IS challenging. The first time I saw that, I was fascinated but cringed at the same time. Maybe after I refine my skills a bit more. LOL

Please let us know what you think of the technique, once you're into the thick of it.
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What a fun project! Enjoy the challenge.
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