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Old 06-25-2007, 03:53 AM   #1
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OPAL is d-o-n-e!
Well, I finally got OPAL done. It was an incredibly easy pattern, as patterns go! All knit in 5 easy pieces, using a little check pattern.
My yarn is RY Cashsoft Baby DK: 57% extra fine merino/33% microfibre/10% cashmere. Incredibly soft and yummy. The color is what I would call "nude" with pink undertones.

The collar and cuffs were also easy, but they were tedious to place onto the edge of the sweater. I liked the fact that the buttonholes were just knit into every other "check" all the way up! No button bands to pick up and knit!

The pattern is an Elsebeth Lavold pattern, in her book called Sentimental Journey. I made my OPAL longer than the model.
HERE is a link to the pattern on Elsebeth's website.

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Old 06-25-2007, 07:09 AM   #2
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Beautiful!! Great work as always!

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Old 06-25-2007, 07:22 AM   #3
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Oh that's really lovely! Great job!
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:23 AM   #4
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Exquisite, and you chose a perfect color, too. Congratulations.
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Mimi stole my sentiments! It is truly an exquisite piece of work and the color is extraordinary!
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:07 AM   #6
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That sweater is absolutely, fantastically, outrageously gorgeous !!!!!!
What a wonderful work of art !!!!
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:24 AM   #7
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I like the basketweave. Your sweater is very beautiful!
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:53 AM   #8
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You sweater is so pretty! I would never have the patience to knit that..
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That is so gorgeous - I love the way you did the collar and the sleeves. WOW

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