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Old 10-20-2008, 10:21 PM   #501
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Christine, that was a great idea! I actually LIKE how it looks this way!
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:37 PM   #502
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I try to end the cables at the top of the FRONTS (shoulders) several rows away from a cable twist so that the flat part of the stitches are joined at the shoulder seam.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:13 AM   #503
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Glad you like the design change Gina. It's so important to like what you are making, especially if it's for YOU!!!
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:09 PM   #504
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GJ thanks for that HUGE post few days ago.

I've bought my fair share of WOTA and have yet to have a problems. I may just get the Cascade 220 or some other worsted weight yarn.
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OK so there are now two Christine's on this KAL right now, so I guess everyone should just call me Knitter so we don't get confused as to who is being talked to in the posts.

I have almost finished the first repeat (2 rows to go) on the cables on the back of my CPH. I have to admit to being a little dissappointed so far. "What is wrong" you ask? Well, with the yarn I have chosen (and remember I have limited choices because I am allergic to wool) I chose a yarn called Ragg, which looks like a tweed when knit up. It is knitting up nicely, it is nice and cushy, and everything is going well except.... the cable does not show up as well as I thought it would, because of the twists of black and white in the yarn. Perhaps they will show up better once I have a bunch more done??? For now, they are not showing up really nicely. They show, they are just not as defined as I would like them to be. After a few more repeats of the pattern I will take a picture and show you what I mean.

However, having said that, this is an easy sweater to knit so far and I am really looking forward to having it to wear.

Bed jacket you ask? What bed jacket??? Oops......
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Christine, I wasn't sure you had access to Ravelry...duh...should have read your sig! Oh well. I buy most of my yarn online--no LYS--so I check comments on Ravelry for yarn before I buy it.

Knitter, I'm sorry the yarn isn't showing the cables. They DO show up better after a few repeats, but if the yarn is too busy, it may want a different pattern.

I've finished about 8" of the fronts. I'm doing them both at once.

Artlady (do you have a real name we can use?)
Do you recommend short-rows for the shoulders? I really hate seaming stair-stepped shoulders.
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OK so there are now two Christine's on this KAL right now, so I guess everyone should just call me Knitter so we don't get confused as to who is being talked to in the posts.

I guess we have a popular name I also go by Mitchie if that helps keep things simple.
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Sure! My name is Dollyce! Pronounced: Doll-eeees.

Knitter: I know what you mean about the yarn. Been there, done that. I made a Viking Knits pullover a few years ago, using Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed in eggplant color. I could hardly see the cables, but I still loved it! I'm sure your CPH will still be very nice!

Much better than my Viking Knits pullover on eggplant tweed!


And if that wasn't bad enough, I didn't seem to learn my lesson. Here is another Viking Knits on a charcoal tweed.
The cables show their texture, but not like they would on a solid field of color!
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Dollyce: Your stitch definition on these is great. I think the cables show up nicely. I am going to keep going and hope for the best. I've been waiting almost a year to knit this sweater so I am not going to let anything stop me now!
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Dollyce, your knits are BEAUTIFUL! My yarn is a dark tweed and I'm sure would show up better in a lighter, more solid color, but I think it will be okay.

Christine, I'd like to see pics of yours.

I have about 10.5" of the fronts done. NO time to knit at work today, though.
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