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Old 10-23-2007, 02:20 PM   #11
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How beautiful! You did a marvelous job on the sweater and the buttons. I'm thoroughly impressed!
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:25 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the compliments! I think I got some stares when I went out for lunch today (not sure if that is good or bad). However, one of the teachers at my daughter's preschool loved it and was dragging me around the building this morning making people look at it.

I used somewhere between 3 & 4 skeins. I think the pattern called for 4, but I used very little of that.

I am working on the Groovy Sweater Dress from the same book. It calls for 6 skeins, but I really don't think I will use them all (and it is too late to return any).

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Old 10-23-2007, 02:27 PM   #13
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Yes, the sizes in the book are small, but they do stretch. According to the the Twinkle sizing chart a small is a 4-6 size, which for me is accurate. The funky designs and super chunky yarn aren't for everyone, but I like them.

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Old 10-23-2007, 03:33 PM   #14
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WOW, great job and totally AWESOME buttons!
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:00 PM   #15
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grr i hope ur happy it s so nice i have to go find that pattern book. lol ill never save up for xmas at this rate lol love the pink it looks so warm is it?
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Old 10-23-2007, 06:04 PM   #16
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My library has that book, and it's great. But Candice is right, the big yarn/knit isn't for everybody, but my daughter just LOVES that sweater. She wants me to knit her one now!

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Old 10-23-2007, 07:58 PM   #17
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I think it fits perfectly, the gap looks like it should be there. I love this sweater!
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:04 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by candicane View Post
Pattern: Best Friend Cardigan from Twinkle's Big City Knits
Yarn: Twinkle Soft Chunky
Size: small
Needle: Size 19
Modifications: changed the sleeves from set in, to raglan. Knit seamless from the bottom up. Sleeves done in the round. Short row shaping for the neckline.

I think I should have made the medium instead of the small, but hopefully it will stretch out a little with wear. It is supposed to be fitted, but I think the gap below the bottom button bothers me a little. I made the buttons they are sterling silver.

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Candice! You are adorable and the sweater is GORGEOUS, too! I think you are right about the 'fit'. It looks good on you NOW...but IF if the yarn should 'relax'...your sweater will still fit! KUDOS to you! Wonderful pattern, excellent color choice!!!!
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:15 AM   #19
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I think it looks great! And i think the S size looks better than a M would. And the buttons - WOW
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:14 AM   #20
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You MADE the buttons?! Gorgeous!

I like that "gap" below the bottom button. I think you did a fine job.
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