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Old 09-01-2008, 04:21 AM   #431
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`I think you will have more that enough. If anybody has made the bigger size maybe they could let you know how much yarn they used. the increase in yardage seems way to much for a couple of inches.

somebody did the CPH in size 44 using 12 skeins of the summer tweed that I am using. so I would think 20 odd would be plenty.

Love the colour that you bought, isn't it great when you get a bargain. got my yarn at a half price sale.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:25 AM   #432
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Hi GinnyG, I'm making the 52". I originally bought 5 balls of yarn of the
one I wanted to use which is approx 1640 yards. I just had to go buy
a 6th ball but I only need it to finished up about an inch of
ribbing on the button band. So can't say exactly how much in total
yardage I have but 1640 plus a bit Hope that helps you some!

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Old 09-01-2008, 08:33 AM   #433
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THANKS!
That is a HUGE difference from the yardage on the pattern. I went back and looked and it doesn't even make sense to me that the difference between 48 and 50 is 1000 yards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I suspect I just wasted money on the extra skeins but what the heck, spending money on yarn is NEVER a waste
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GinnyG, you may have enough yardage left over to make a nice vest!
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:28 AM   #436
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Woohoo! I got the button/front band finished. Now I just need to
sew in the sleeves and then sew up the seams and I'll be pretty well
done! I can't wait but I'm trying to contain the rush to finish so I
don't mess the seaming up.

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I have a question for Art Lady.....

Do you think this pattern could be done in a modified drop shoulder rather than the shaped shoulder? I have not been too thrilled with the shoulder shaping on the two I have done. This one is for me and I have broad shoulders and usually chose a pattern with either drop or modified drop shoulders.
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Hmmm. That's a good question. I know 'by heart' what a drop shoulder is...but the modified drop shoulder. I'll have to look that one up again.

Overall, I think if you change the armhole shaping and sleevecap shaping to match...it should be OK. It wouldn't interfere with any of the details going on by the neckline.

And yes, I think you are right...it will give you a more comfortable, less form-fitting jacket!

But I'm betting you will like the modified drop shoulder. Good for you for thinking of it!!!
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THANKS! Modified is a more squared off "off the shoulder" but not quite as drastic as a drop.

See this knitty tutorial:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/FEATfall04TBP.html
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Thanks for the link, GinnyG! I have a book about Design Your Own Sweater...and now I remember...that is where I saw modified drop shoulder! I will save this link!

I personally love the dropped shoulder for pullovers. I like the big, baggy fit of a dropped shoulder. I made 3 pullovers called the Port Orford. Got the pattern from Elann. I love a big, loosey-goosey pullover!

Good luck with your CPH! I bet you are stalking the UPS truck daily!
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