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Old 06-15-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
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I finally knitted a sweater for myself. When I saw this thread, I knew that sweater would be one I could wear in South Florida. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. After I finished, I put it in the washer and dryer, and I love the feel of it. It is a cotton yarn, but I do not remember what kind. Not bulky, though. I used a size bigger needle, and made it a size larger than I would have otherwise. Click here for the sweater pattern. I knitted it in pieces as the pattern directed. I do not mind seaming. Thanks 'robinknits' for the inspiration. I do not know how you managed to turn the pattern upside down! I think I will definitely knit another sweater from this same pattern, with new yarn! Right now I am knitting a white, lacy baby blanket for our new granddaughter due in December!
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This is the sweater I unraveled. I knitted in 1996 just before we moved to Florida, and only wore it a couple of times. I did not like the sleeves on the sweater. I felt like I could be flying away! Over the years I had considered taking out the sleeves and re-doing them, but I never did. In fact I did not knit at all for six years. Then I started doing all baby and children's things.
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:40 PM   #2
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WOW! Great job!! I can understand not being keen on the original. The new version is fabulous! Very stylish. I've 'recycled' some of my own projects (several times in some cases) but have just started picking up thrift store sweaters and frogging them.

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Old 06-15-2007, 12:57 PM   #3
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Beautiful! Love the new version!
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:33 PM   #4
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The new version looks great.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:49 PM   #5
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WOW! Great job!! I can understand not being keen on the original. The new version is fabulous! Very stylish. I've 'recycled' some of my own projects (several times in some cases) but have just started picking up thrift store sweaters and frogging them.

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Cam, thanks for you kind comments. I have frogged completed sweaters before, but never to knit another sweater, only to do scarfs, hats, etc.
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I really love the new sweater! How frugal of you to recycle the yarn. I probably would have just given it away or let it sit in the closet!
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wow both are pretty!!! awesome job!!
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:48 PM   #9
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I really love the new sweater! How frugal of you to recycle the yarn. I probably would have just given it away or let it sit in the closet!
Thanks. I did let it sit for 11 years!
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Your recycled sweater looks awesome. The style and fit are very flattering on you. Enjoy wearing it and feel beautiful in it! Way to go!
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