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Old 11-27-2005, 01:41 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone! I just thought I'd share the front panel of my very first sweater! I learned how to knit last February, knitted a few items (all square or rectangular) through March, and picked up the needles again in late October as the cool weather hit. This time I was determined to do something with cables and I wanted a sweater.

Slowly but surely it's coming together! I know the design I want on the backpanel but am having the devil of a time trying to read the chart and write it out into text instructions. ::sigh::

But here's the front panel as of two weeks ago! I haven't really touched it since because I got distracted by trying to do a lace scarf...and then Turkey Day...and, well, you know how it goes! I cannot wait to see everyone else's things and "meet" you online!

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Old 11-27-2005, 02:23 AM   #2
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That's your first cabling? Unbelievable! Wonderful job.

Do yourself a favor and really try to learn to read charts. So much faster!

Wow! I'm really impressed!
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Old 11-27-2005, 02:42 AM   #3
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yea, that's reeeeaaally good!

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Old 11-27-2005, 05:01 AM   #4
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Wow, your first sweater and you incorporate cables
for you!

And I agree with Ingrid about the chart reading thing. What has helped me on charts for cables was marking the different cables with different colors.
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:56 AM   #5
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Good grief! Your first sweater? Seriously? I am very impressed and feeling rather... slow! With my first sweater I was thrilled to be able to make the front and back match and sleeves that actually fit a human being! Forget cables... it was a while before I tried those!

Keep up the fantastic work!!!

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Old 11-27-2005, 09:57 AM   #6
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You are a brave and very talented soul!

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Old 11-27-2005, 10:35 AM   #7
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Oh wow, that's just beautiful! Very impressive!! Welcome to KH!
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:55 AM   #8
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wow your first cables great job

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Old 11-27-2005, 02:07 PM   #9
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Thank you, thank you!
Thank you, thank you! I'm quite proud of 'em and amazed that I don't have any problems with it SO extra stitches, no big loopies, etc. Of course, it IS going rather slowly, but I figure when I finish, I'll be happy with end product. <keeping fingers crossed>

I'm not following a pattern for the sweater...instead I'm following what my mom tells me. I've taught her how to read some basic patterns...she just kinda KNOWS what to do. OK, Tiffany, now decrease here by doing this, and now do it every other row...and now work it in pattern for x many more inches...

I have to keep a log of which row I just completed or I'm lost.

The charts -- everyone tells me that charts are easier to read once you learn how...but I'm the impatient sort (I blame it on being an Aries...I never learn the basics, I just jump into the complicated, hence the cables on my first sweater) and want it written out so I can just DO IT. LOL But I have no doubt that I will prevail...eventually!

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