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Old 10-20-2007, 01:05 PM   #11
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Go for it! That should be enough of the Cloud 9.
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:11 PM   #12
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Reposting from my edited post...sorry:

I'm also a big girl w/a bust size (largest part) of 45". However, reading around Ravelry has given me the clue that this knits up big and someone shared that the bust size measurement should actually be under the arms/high bust measurement which makes it 41" for me. And many are downsizing 2 sizes. So I'm confused! this is my first garment for me...help.
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:18 PM   #13
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The only thing to do is knit up some of the yarn on the needles called for and see what you get for sts/inch. Then compare that with the pattern. You could probably go up a needle size and make the XL, or just do the 2X size if you think it won't be large enough. But since the pattern includes the bigger sizes, you can choose the one with the best fit. Since this is a top down pattern, all sizes probably start out with about the same number of stitches; you knit until it's large enough to fit.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:12 PM   #14
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OK I got gauge using US10 and one strand of the Cloud 9. I'm going to cast on tonight.
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:05 PM   #15
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Yay for this KAI was given this pattern as a gift in the last swap. I'm not certain when I'll get to start working on it, because I don't know how long my Christmas knitting is going to take me. Until I get started, I'll be here lurking along and absorbing inspiration.
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:34 PM   #16
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Yay Robyn!

That's awesome you got the pattern Amanda! Hopefully we will give you some guidance.

Well since I am the most indecisive person ever, I started doubting my double strand. I cast on again. Still with Malabrigo, but with one strand and size 10.5 needles. And I am doing the M now instead of the small. I found the S to be too small across my back and front.

Although I am hoping to knit the S for the lace section but I'm not sure how to go about decreasing down to the correct number of stitches when I get there.
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:33 PM   #17
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Well, I bound off the sleeves last night! Before I bound off I had the right amout of stitches! Yea! That is a victory for me. After bind off I was over two, but I know it was because I was a bit unsure where the pattern says bind off sleeve stitches, remove marker and knit (or something to that effect). I wasn't sure if I was supposed to bind off that last stitch after removing the marker, so I didn't...oops. Fixed it by decreasing under the arms in the next round so it all worked out.

I am also wondering how I might adjust the pattern at the lace if it ends up a bit to poofy. Maybe Kristin will get there first.
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If you want it smaller in the lace section, use a smaller needle size.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
If you want it smaller in the lace section, use a smaller needle size.
Thanks Sue! You are so great! I was hoping you would check in! Do you think that will make a big enough difference? I am using a 10.5 needle now, so how many sizes do you think I should I go down?
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:43 AM   #20
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Just one should be enough. I made a tank top with lace on the bottom. I used 10.5s for the body, but when I went to do the lace it flared out a lot, so went down to 10s and it's fine.
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