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Old 10-03-2007, 10:12 PM   #11
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OK, here are a couple photos of the 'pattern swatch'....two repeats across, one repeat tall. Had to pin it out in lieu of blocking.

Tell me honestly, will it be ok with this yarn and pattern together?

Or do you really think I should search for a different pattern for this yarn...

I have not gotten beyond the ribbing, so I can easily FROG and start a new pattern with this gorgeous yarn.





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Old 10-04-2007, 01:36 AM   #12
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Here is a different pattern swatch. Anyone want to weigh in on it's appearance VS the other pattern swatch??

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Old 10-04-2007, 02:56 AM   #13
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I think it will look great with the pattern you chose. Of course,everything you knit looks perfect and if anyone can pull this off, it's you ~

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Maybe the original pattern will show more on a bigger piece...On the swatches the second pattern shows better, IMHO. Though i'm pretty sure that everything that you'll do will turn out gorgeous
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I like the basket weave better.I made a sweater for my son(23)-yrs) in Basket weave and it turned out really nice.
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I think the second shows the pattern a little more but either will look great. Your work always looks wonderful.
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Wow, I really like the look of that sweater. I'd wear it.
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Hi all! Thanks for all your input. Yeah, I think the original "MAX" pattern stitch would "show off" better with a greater amount done...and blocked. It definitely needs blocking to pull it into shape.

I frogged what I had done...and I am working on my Branching Out scarf...and staring at "Max" pattern and yarn.

I am so conflicted. So, I am going to give it a rest and mull it over.

You are right, momwolf...basketweave really shows off nicely...it is much more simply stated on the tweed yarn.
I like how rev st st blocks appear horizontal ...and alternating st st blocks appear vertical. That is cool in itself.

But, I have not given the original pattern stitch a fair shake. Maybe I will go at it in the original pattern...with the realization that FROGGING is always an option. Right?
The yarn was not cheap....sigh...so I want it to be right on, artistically speaking.

It is easy to convert the Max pattern pieces to basketweave. Then, what to do with the sleeves...what to do..what to do...they would need to be basketweave as well.

The original Max pattern stitch has so much plain st st areas...that the st st sleeves don't appear 'out of pocket'.

Well, thanks for all your input! I am in a dilemma...and I appreciate your input. Anyone else want to weigh in on this? What are your ideas and comments?

In anyone's opinion, is there a pattern stitch other than 'original Max' and basketweave that would suit this yarn I have?

Perhaps I will take a peek through my multitudinous books later today....

Stay Tuned.
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Niiiice! My DH is same way. I don't know if I will EVER get to make him a sweater.........he wears dress shirts all winter here in S. TX!
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Hi all! Thanks for all your input. Yeah, I think the original "MAX" pattern stitch would "show off" better with a greater amount done...and blocked. It definitely needs blocking to pull it into shape.

I frogged what I had done...and I am working on my Branching Out scarf...and staring at "Max" pattern and yarn.

I am so conflicted. So, I am going to give it a rest and mull it over.

You are right, momwolf...basketweave really shows off nicely...it is much more simply stated on the tweed yarn.
I like how rev st st blocks appear horizontal ...and alternating st st blocks appear vertical. That is cool in itself.

But, I have not given the original pattern stitch a fair shake. Maybe I will go at it in the original pattern...with the realization that FROGGING is always an option. Right?
The yarn was not cheap....sigh...so I want it to be right on, artistically speaking.

It is easy to convert the Max pattern pieces to basketweave. Then, what to do with the sleeves...what to do..what to do...they would need to be basketweave as well.

The original Max pattern stitch has so much plain st st areas...that the st st sleeves don't appear 'out of pocket'.

Well, thanks for all your input! I am in a dilemma...and I appreciate your input. Anyone else want to weigh in on this? What are your ideas and comments?

In anyone's opinion, is there a pattern stitch other than 'original Max' and basketweave that would suit this yarn I have?

Perhaps I will take a peek through my multitudinous books later today....

Stay Tuned.

Maybe it's just me, but maybe you're over thinking this? I think the original pattern would look great in that. It would definitely suits the average guy's tastes I should think. I would like it.
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