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Old 05-15-2008, 10:39 AM   #171
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I have just thought of yet another question for Artlady, if you don't mind. I am wondering how you attached your sleeves to the sweater?? I am thinking of crocheting them on. Also, I only knit 4 " of ribbing for the sleeves (seemed like a good idea at the time to match the body ribbing inches...). I am thinking now this wasn't such a good idea...this means all of the increase rows are one inch off, right?? Will this change how many inches of the pattern I should knit? Thanks again for all of your help...how is your jacket/coat coming along?? Patty
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:37 AM   #172
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Way to go, robyn!

Make sure those stem wires are not going to RUST and discolor your sweater! Do a test on your swatch before using them on your real deal!
Thanks! I did make sure they were rust proof!
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:39 PM   #173
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Well, I went out into my 'blocking room' last night...and felt the zipper and ribbing...and they seemed dry even then! But, I resisted removing the pins...but Ima gonna go do it now! Say a good word for me....

...here goes nothin!
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Can't wait to see it all done!!
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WELL...IT IS DONE!
I take crapola photos...and no makeup makes it worse!
But, we had a bit of sun, so I ran outside to take some photos!
Here are a couple!

PS: The zipper worked out!!!!! FINALLY!!!!

My camera was getting some sunshine into the lens, so the photos are kinda lousy!




At the least, I shoulda thrown on some eyebrows!


Oversize hood.


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I love it and you look great!
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Fantastic! I wouldn't change a thing. Well done, Artlady and the photos and model are fine! Happy knitting!
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Originally Posted by missmom31 View Post
I have just thought of yet another question for Artlady, if you don't mind. I am wondering how you attached your sleeves to the sweater?? I am thinking of crocheting them on. Also, I only knit 4 " of ribbing for the sleeves (seemed like a good idea at the time to match the body ribbing inches...). I am thinking now this wasn't such a good idea...this means all of the increase rows are one inch off, right?? Will this change how many inches of the pattern I should knit? Thanks again for all of your help...how is your jacket/coat coming along?? Patty
I used mattress stitch to seam the sleeves into the armholes. Don't crochet your seams. I can't think it will look seamless. This page of this KAL has my photos of how I set up all seams prior to mattress seaming (it works for sleeve insertion, too) and it also shows mattress seaming. Please also take a look at Amy's video for mattress seaming. Between the two of us, you should be able to master it quickly! It is sooooo easy! On the link provided above...scroll down to post #120 for my photo tutorial.

And here are my sleeve seams setup for a bed jacket I made this winter:


The mattress seam is worked with the RIGHT SIDES facing you.


Just start at one end, removing the baby clippies as you go along!


I hope this helps!

ABOUT THE LENGTH OF THE SLEEVES: knitting your cuffs one inch shorter than called for won't seriously impact your sleeve shaping.
But, be sure to knit the prescribed length til you are supposed to cast off for the armpits unless you intended for the sleeves to be 1" shorter. If that be the case, then cast off for the armpits 1" sooner than called for.

Does that make sense? I hope so! If not, don't be afraid to ask more questions! I'm happy to help if I can.
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Dollyce your CPH looks fabulous!
I want to put a zipper in mine as well - when it comes to that time I may be banging down your door for help
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Dollyce your CPH looks fabulous!
I want to put a zipper in mine as well - when it comes to that time I may be banging down your door for help
Thanks Susan! And, please do call on me for help with the CPH! I feel like CPH and I are old friends. This blue CPH is my 2nd one!
I made a green tweed CPH for my DD in the Fall. Hers went more smoothly than mine...but, alls well that ends well!

Yeah, I think the zipper makes it look more like a real HOODIE...like a knitted jacket! The buttons and buttonholes give it a sweater appearance.

The model CPH (that green one on cute little TWIGGY) has no closure application...no buttons, no frogs, no zipper. It just hangs open.

If I had failed 3 times at my zipper, I woulda left it hang open.
I'd have tried one more time...but 3 strikes and the zipper is OUT!

My problem was 'easing' the amount of ribbing onto the zipper just right...so that the ribbing didn't make the zipper ripple. It was tough this time....not hard, just tricky.

For the 2nd try...(successful)...I ran a self-yarn basting stitch along the entire edge of the ribbing, even up and over the hood. I used that basting thread to cinch up and regulate the distribution of the ribbing.

After the zipper was handstitched into place, I just left the basting thread (yarn) in place...for stabilization, if nothing else.
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