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Old 02-27-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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WIP: my first sweater dress!
I was finally able to start my very first sweater dress this morning !

I am feeling very confident that this will actually get completed in no time.
The pattern I am using is a sweater pattern and I hope to make it longer to turn it into a dress.

How am I doing so far?
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:22 PM   #2
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You're on your way. Learning to gauge swatch is important and now you know how. Making a top down longer means you keep knitting until it's the length you want. You may decide to make it a little wider at the bottom by adding some increases, no biggie. Top downs are very adaptable.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:55 PM   #3
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This is the pattern I purchased on Ralvery:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...womans-sweater

What do you think so far?
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:35 PM   #4
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Lookin' good. Your stitches are really nice.
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Great job so far, we are all behind you encouraging you even if you don't hear from us all. Keep us posted on our (oops I mean your) sweater dress.
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Love the color and the knitting looks great!
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Wow, that's something I've never tried! I'll be looking forward to seeing it! You're quite a forward thinking knitter!
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:31 PM   #8
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Thanks! Not quite sure about the forward thinking part.
I found myself getting bored with knitting the basic simple things.
I came here for advice which lead me to this idea.

I tried it on last night and I still need to make the sleeves bigger but other than that so far it going pretty good.
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That's the beauty of top down knitting. You can try it on as you go and you won't have a finished garment that you then find out is way off size-wise. You're smart to start with something like this IMO. I'm doing a bottom up cardigan and may never do bottom up again.
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Just an update:
I wanted to show you guys what I have so far. Because I also work a full-time job, I haven't been able to knit as much as I would like to but here goes my progress so far. I don't want to make a very long thread so the next time I post, I will be ready for advice as to how to properly turn a sweater pattern into a sweater dress. So what I have learned so far is that dark colors are best for garments!.....harder to see threw....
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