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Old 01-26-2006, 02:07 PM   #521
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As long as YOU like it Cate! I think it's lovely, so show it to ME when you're done.
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Old 01-26-2006, 05:26 PM   #522
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Yes and show me too! Because I am sure I will not be done yet. I liked the pattern and it looked like it was easy for a new knitter (like me). As I was looking at the patterns for one I liked I kept asking myself whether I would pick it up in a store...I think I would try on Top Secret in a store, if nothing else it is a cuddly casual sweater right? So what does that roomate know anyway??

Thanks for the information about gauge. This will be the first time I am swatching so I just want to make sure it is right and other people keep talking about two different measurments they have for stitch and row so I was a little concerned.

Anyone see a problem with making this in HomeSpun?
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Old 01-26-2006, 05:37 PM   #523
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I'm using Lion Brand Wool-Ease chunky. Homespun shouldn't be a problem if you get gauge.
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Old 01-26-2006, 05:47 PM   #524
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Originally Posted by chicagoknitter
Anyone see a problem with making this in HomeSpun?
I think that should work fine. As far as I can tell from the bad photo on the Bernat website, the Homespun looks similar to the suggested Illusion. I will warn you that things knitted with Homespun tend to be pretty stretchy and give different measurements when laid horizontal or hung vertically. So when measuring the length of the body or sleeves I would suggest holding the piece up so it is hanging when you measure - otherwise you might end up with a sewater that is down to your knees!

Good luck and happy knitting! :XX:
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Old 01-26-2006, 05:57 PM   #525
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Well. You know how I joined this KAL late this morning? All I've done today so far is knit (seriously - I haven't gotten dressed even) and I've now knitted a little over 11 inches, bringing me to the armhole shaping on the back of my sweater!

Dang, I'm efficient!
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:21 PM   #526
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I've made it to the neck shaping part and I'm finding the instructions absolutely baffling.

So what's going on is I've got 34 stitches on my needles. The instructions tell me to bind off 3 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows, which I do. The next directions are as follows:

Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 sts, k until there are 3 sts on RH needle, join another ball of yarn and bind off center 18 sts, k to end. Working both sides at once, bind off 2 sts at beg of the next 3 rows and AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge once.


In short, I have no idea what's going on here. It seems that I'm not going to have enough stitches to do all these bind off and decreases. So. What's going on here?
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Old 01-27-2006, 02:08 AM   #527
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Well thanks to Ingrid (THANK YOU INGRID!) I got the neck trouble figured out, and I'm now done with the back of my sweater!

I think I'm going to take a break for a few days and work on one of my many other unfinished projects. :rollseyes:
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Old 01-27-2006, 02:17 AM   #528
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Here's my Picovoli progress this week. I finished the bust section and the waist decreases. Now I have to do the waist increases and the last couple of inches around the bottom, firstly PRAYING that I don't run out of yarn , weave in some ends and block the heck out of it. Then it will be DONE!!! I suspect by this weekend it will be wearable.

Now I'm trying to figure out why I decided to do this sweater NOW, in the middle of January. Oh well, spring will be here soon enough.
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Old 01-27-2006, 03:26 AM   #529
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WTG, knitqueen! It looks gorgeous!
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Old 01-27-2006, 07:59 AM   #530
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Knitqueen, I just might use my shine for Picovoli after seeing yours. It looks great.
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