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Old 05-09-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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Big yellow NeckDown Pullover for women (Pure & Simple)
I did it
I finished it

MMMMMMalabrigo Pollen
largest size in pattern
knit on size 10.5 and 8 instead of (6 and 9 as the pattern dictates)
I also knit the arms first, and although I decreased at a rate of every 4th round instead of every 3rd, and the arms still came out short, and I had to frog back to a safety line, and knit 2 more inches, with 2 more decreases in it (now the end of the sleeves is a little snug around my hands, but not around my wrists)
the body was supposed to stop at 24" I stopped mine at 26.5" before I did the curled edge
I also did 9 rows at each edge, not just 6, and I bound off with the needle size I knit the rest with

it (Obviously) fits, even ME
the woman at the Dentists office said "My Goodness, that is a BIG sweater" I told her "I am a BIG woman, I need it"

Now I M done, and I M SO proud
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:46 PM   #2
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My goodness! You spent $100 on the yarn needed to make that shirt? Oh well... it's gorgeous!!
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:50 PM   #3
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It looks great on you! I made the same one for my first sweater.

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Old 05-09-2007, 07:01 PM   #4
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That sweater is absolutly beautiful!!!!!

You should feel very proud of your self!!!!
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:01 PM   #5
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That's a really pretty color on you! It looks really comfy too!!
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:12 PM   #6
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Cool. Congratulations, your first (?) sweater fits perfectly!

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Old 05-09-2007, 09:03 PM   #7
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It looks fabulous and probably feels even better! That's a great color on you, too.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:17 PM   #8
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What a wonderful color! It looks really nice on you!
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:20 PM   #9
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congratulations! it's beautiful, and it looks wonderful on you. you should be very proud!
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You have every right to be very proud! The sweater is lovely and the color looks fabulous on you.
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