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Old 02-03-2008, 04:33 AM   #1
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Here is my first sweater and first successful attempt at following a pattern! I'm really happy with it. It's Amy Swenson's Emerald in Misti Alpaca Chunky in Copper Melange. It's so soft. It's a bit droopy and heavy for the pattern but I love it anyway! I especially love the cabling between the raglan decreases.

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And here is the shoulder detail.


And here's the button. I couldn't find one big enough so I bought a wooden spoon and made my own.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:23 AM   #2
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That is a gorgeous sweater. You did a very good job on it! Great work. Congrats!
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That looks fantastic. Great job.
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Beautiful! And it looks lovely on too
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:03 AM   #5
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WOW!
I just love this sweater! And, THE BUTTON is to die for! I've had the same problem...can't find BIG BUTTONS! How did you make a button out of a spool?
And, you mean an empty wooden thread spool? Where did you find the spool?

Now I'm gonna have to add another pattern to my queue!
BTW: I like your sweater better than the blue one shown on the model! Something about your yarn makes it look nicer!

Thanks for sharing all the detailed photos, too!
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:33 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone!

Artlady, I think the sweater drapes differently because of the Alpaca so it hugs the body better. I prefer it that way. It's a trade-off though because it droops more, too.

As for the button, I used a wooden spoon, not a spool. Anyway, all I did was cut off the handle, cut out a bit more to round it off and then switched to a very coarse sand paper to round it off and then a fine one to smooth it out. A couple of drill holes, and, voila!
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You are so clever!!!
I just love the jacket and I want one NOW!!
I too think yours looks better than the one shown on the pattern...yours appears softer and the colour is lovely x
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Oh! Gotcha! A wooden SPOON!

Wonderful idea!!!
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I just LOVE this sweater! The color is wonderful, and I love what you did for the button! So creative!!!
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I love it...it looks great...and I would have never thought to use a spoon
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